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2.2.2 to 2.5
I recall trying to update from 2.2 to 2.3 a long while ago and failing twice, frustrating since I've updated YaBB to newer versions several times before without issue. My YaBB is outdated now and I wi...

Started Oct 18th, 2012 at 4:22am by Bunta
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2.5.2 Bug-fixes
The first 2.5.2 bug-fix mod is in beta :http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?num=1352995061

Started Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm by Dandello
0 558 Last Post Nov 15th, 2012 at 4:11pm
By: Dandello
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Deleting and reregistering user
A user registered on the forum (requiring approval) before I upgraded from 2.5 to 2.5.2.
After the upgrade, there was no link to approve them.
I therefore deleted the user and checked for an...

Started Nov 10th, 2012 at 11:12am by djblamire
8 1,551 Last Post Nov 13th, 2012 at 8:10pm
By: xnoddyx
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Content not found when converting from SP 1.3.1 Goldo to 2.5
G'day guys Cool...
I want to put alive again my old BB which was on Yabb 1.3.1 Gold (actually is nor working anymore..I dunno why..meyab it has been hacked?!)..
I installed a new version of Y...

Started Oct 15th, 2012 at 9:22am by pacchiosa
10 3,035 Last Post Oct 30th, 2012 at 12:07am
By: JonB
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Sitcky posts have lost their 'stick'!
I've just upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5.2, which seems to have worked OK, but I noticed something didn't look quite right ... and after a while I realised my important posts had disappeared! Huh
I man...

Started Oct 25th, 2012 at 10:55am by Chess Publishing
2 1,015 Last Post Oct 25th, 2012 at 7:26pm
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2.5AE to 2.5.2 - now forum won't load
I followed the upgrade process from 2.5AE to 2.5.2 this morning but now get this in Chrome:
Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND): The file or directory could not be found.
and in IE it ...

Started Oct 24th, 2012 at 1:00pm by DabzWB
4 4,853 Last Post Oct 24th, 2012 at 11:45pm
By: Dandello
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Need major help 2.3.1 to 2.5AE
Hey there,
I tried to upgrade my forum from 2.3.1 to 2.5AE.  Things went fine until I tried to save my settings and take the forum out of maintenance mode.  Once I left the page, I got an Interna...

Started Sep 24th, 2012 at 10:42pm by Arimer
11 2,689 Last Post Sep 26th, 2012 at 9:58pm
By: xnoddyx
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Post-Independent Member Groups missing
After upgrading to 2.5, the Post-Independent Member Groups are missing from the admin center under member groups.
I tried to add the member group I had but it said I already had one by that name....

Started Sep 27th, 2011 at 6:55pm by forumguy99
6 2,723 Last Post Aug 10th, 2012 at 4:40pm
By: Dandello
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Members showing as Ex Members
I've just inherited a v1 forum which I intend to upgrade. I've done a fresh install of v2.5 as a test just to check it all out and - yay - I've managed to import everything from the existing ...

Started Jul 31st, 2012 at 8:20pm by Biffa
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15 4,078 Last Post Aug 2nd, 2012 at 9:03pm
By: xnoddyx
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Server Error converting YaBB1 content to YaBB2.5
Hi... when running Setup, the members and boards convert ok (or so the display says) but when I initiate the next stage, messages, I get an error page saying "internal server error" and it advises me ...

Started Mar 22nd, 2012 at 3:17pm by GrahamPeters
5 1,884 Last Post Apr 24th, 2012 at 7:45pm
By: Bill Myers
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Upgraded to 2.5 but admincenter still states 2.3.1
I'm going to keep this brief because I just spent 15 minutes typing my message, only to have YABB deny it because it contained a link to my URL (in order to refer to my forum). When I pressed the link...

Started Apr 13th, 2012 at 3:03pm by wiz
12 3,180 Last Post Apr 14th, 2012 at 10:03pm
By: Dandello
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2.3.1 to 2.5 questions
hello and thanks for a nice site and BB.
I did run/install the yabb installation from CPANEL of my host. All seemes to be ok.
I backupped the forum.
Then I have (tried) up...

Started Feb 4th, 2012 at 12:33pm by site
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15 4,949 Last Post Feb 13th, 2012 at 9:22pm
By: Dandello
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Upgrade advice to 2.5 keeping my custom settings..
I am trying to upgrade from 2.3.1 to 2.5 and have followed the directions but when i do this, i loose all my graphical settings, i loose my cutom graphic header and alot of other settings ...

Started Nov 29th, 2011 at 8:26pm by vismag
5 2,046 Last Post Jan 18th, 2012 at 12:07am
By: Bill Myers
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recent posts 1.4 vs 2.5
From the feedback after upgrading, it seems our users like more how the recent posts feature worked in version 1.4 - showing only the last post from recently updated topics instead of all rec...

Started Jan 10th, 2012 at 2:54pm by Slavcho
6 1,953 Last Post Jan 10th, 2012 at 9:42pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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2.2.3 to 2.5AE
I am running 2.2.3 at the moment. And have had masses of spam registrations. There for I am thinking of updating to 2.5AE. Is this a solution?
If it is where do I make a backup copy before I beg...

Started Jan 7th, 2012 at 10:34am by Jessica in Sweden
5 2,693 Last Post Jan 9th, 2012 at 2:35pm
By: JonB
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Upgrade from yabb 1.4 all the way to current?
Can I upgrade my old yabb 1.4 to the current version without it messing anything up?
We are way behind but it has been fine until yesterday when the template file got hacked by a trojan virus. I ...

Started Apr 26th, 2011 at 11:12pm by virtualassistants
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23 8,694 Last Post Jan 8th, 2012 at 4:48pm
By: JonB
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all board totals zero, recount doesn't work
Hi all,
I am trying to upgrade our forum from YaBB v1.4 to v2.5AE. Everything went smoothly apart from board totals for topic/posts/last post being shown as 0 and N/A. The Recount Board Totals co...

Started Dec 24th, 2011 at 10:02pm by Slavcho
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2 1,361 Last Post Dec 26th, 2011 at 10:22pm
By: Slavcho
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RSS feed broken
My RSS feed stopped working when I upgraded from 2.2.1 to 2.5 AE.
I replaced the image associated with the link on the main page (bec...

Started Dec 17th, 2011 at 5:37am by freediver
6 2,053 Last Post Dec 18th, 2011 at 1:08am
By: Dandello
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Instructions for upgrading from 2.1 to 2.5
I know this must be on here somewhere, but I've had no luck finding it.
I have a YaBB 2.1 forum that I'd like to upgrade to 2.5. But I can't seem to find the basic "beginner's" step-by-step instr...

Started Dec 17th, 2011 at 9:23pm by shooter56
1 968 Last Post Dec 18th, 2011 at 12:27am
By: freediver
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forum registration settings not working
I put my forum on admin approval for new registrations. I have resaved all the settings. It does not seem to be working - spambots are registering and showing up on the member list.
I still have ...

Started Dec 11th, 2011 at 2:11am by freediver
2 1,606 Last Post Dec 15th, 2011 at 7:09am
By: freediver
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upgrading from 2.2.1 to 2.5
I would like to upgrade from YaBB 2.2.1 to the latest version (2.5AE?). I cannot find the appropriate detailed instructions. I assume they come with the download.
On the downloads page:

Started Dec 9th, 2011 at 11:54pm by freediver
4 7,690 Last Post Dec 10th, 2011 at 8:55am
By: freediver
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Upgrading from 2.1 to 2.5
My file structure is:-
           yabb2 (the old files)
           yabb2.5 (the new files)
        yabbfiles (the old files)
Now where do I put the new yabbfiles during installation/upgrade?

Started Dec 7th, 2011 at 8:39am by sospiri
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2 1,175 Last Post Dec 7th, 2011 at 7:08pm
By: sospiri
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Upgrade 2.4 to 2.5 AE.. or not?
Hi folks,
My 2.4 forum is working great, normally i work with "not broken, don't fix it" mentality, but lately I've been getting lots and lots of spam bots..
Captcha simply doesn't catch the...

Started Nov 22nd, 2011 at 9:37pm by binary
4 1,686 Last Post Nov 24th, 2011 at 6:22pm
By: binary
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Upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5AE but still shows as 2.4
I recently did a manual upgrade of Yabb 2.4 to Yabb 2.5AE on our Board and have a strange issue. The forum is fully functional, however it still reports as 2.4, and a detailed version check shows this...

Started Nov 21st, 2011 at 11:36pm by MarceC
3 1,409 Last Post Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:58am
By: MarceC
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Upgrade from 2.1 --> 2.5 successful, but...
...in our old version, at the bottom of the main page we had the option for:
"Replied Topics: Last Recent Post Made (not all recent posts shown)  →  Preferences"
We do not have it in ...

Started Nov 3rd, 2011 at 10:06pm by satchel
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6 1,776 Last Post Nov 5th, 2011 at 11:00pm
By: satchel
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Upgrade from 2.3.1 to 2.5
Someone please suggest me how i can do this? I need proper steps to upgrade my YaBB forums. And please if anyone have any "Antispam Tool" for this than also provide me that. Please give me some proper...

Started Oct 17th, 2011 at 8:24am by sachin
1 985 Last Post Oct 17th, 2011 at 4:15pm
By: Derek Barnstorm
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Reverting from 2.5AE to 2.4: How To?
I would like to downgrade my forum from 2.5AE back to 2.4 (which is my previous version of YABB).  I know this forum is for upgrading, but I couldn't find the appropriate forum for downgrading Smiley<br /...

Started Oct 12th, 2011 at 1:37pm by j razz
1 1,146 Last Post Oct 12th, 2011 at 5:01pm
By: JonB
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Memberlists did not move to new board
Hello all,
I moved from 2.2.3 to 2.5AE this past weekend, by doing a new install and moving everything according to the quick guide instructions.
So far, things have gone pretty smoothly and...

Started Oct 1st, 2010 at 3:18am by Allison_A
4 2,580 Last Post Oct 4th, 2011 at 4:37pm
By: JonB
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Image Resize using Signature size limit?
Just upgraded from 2.4 to 2.5.  Users noticed that hotlinked images seemed to be getting resized.  I checked the setting, post image resizing is disabled.  Did some testing myself, sure enough, they w...

Started May 21st, 2011 at 7:24pm by OTR
4 2,339 Last Post Oct 4th, 2011 at 3:07am
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