I think things are running correctly again... I had to physically remove all the forum files from the server. Last week, we got a notice that there was a phpBB Security Exploit that affected all phpBBs that were lower than version 2.0.16.
I thought I was okay because mine was at 2.0.19. And then on Friday, I got an email from my webhost saying that my forum had been compromised and telling me I MUST upgrade....
What I hadn't realized was that a couple of modifications I had made were still at 2.0.11, not to mention that this forum does not use the default theme template "SubSilver". I use "Classic". Some of those files were at 2.0.16 - and possibly lower. (I maintain another forum on another server - that one uses "SubSilver" and should be fine.)
In the process of doing all this uninstalling and reinstalling, I do believe that I made every mistake it was possible to make. Hey! Do I get a medal for being best at mistake making?
Hurray!llizard wrote:I have just reinstalled the forum entirely.
Sounds like an horrid experience.llizard wrote:In the process of doing all this uninstalling and reinstalling, I do believe that I made every mistake it was possible to make. Hey! Do I get a medal for being best at mistake making?
It was quite horrid. Especially at one point when I realized that I had changed almost all the code in about 10 of the WRONG files and had to start ALL over does anyone know how to remove angry spit from the monitor and keyboard?blm wrote:
MrsBrown wrote:I was looking at the slogans and I happen to know that Nicky the Black Dog changed her slogan but it doesn't appear in her messages. Didn't the slogans used to appear?
Eeeek!!! You're right! The slogans aren't showing up here at all. Thank you for pointing it out, MrsBrown.
I didn't notice. I'll have to go ferretting(sp??) through my old files to see what I did to make them appear.
edit a few moments later:
small point?! I think the slogan on the sidebar is one of the most important details. I can't believe that I didn't notice that it was missing! WHAT a blunder.MrsBrown wrote:except for this one very very small point).
Luckily, it didn't take me too long to find the missing coding to insert
I have just upgraded the forum to the latest release. As far as I can tell, everything is now ( or not* ) working as it was before.
* I know. The colour changer is NOT working. I'll try to fix it soon... when I add the dog emoticon... or something