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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 2,404 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 53 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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15 127 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 2,628 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 2,385 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 Elisabeth in Sweden
5 3,287 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 91 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 1,776 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 2,434 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 1,143 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 2,063 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 8,649 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:-
á html
á áá mydomain.com
á áá áá cgi-bin
á áá áá áá yabb2 (the old files)
á áá áá áá yabb2.5 (the new files)
á áá áá 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 1,457 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 1,945 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 1,705 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 2,371 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 4 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 1,325 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 3,113 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 2,791 Last Post Oct 4th, 2011 at 3:07am
By: liuvincent19
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Upgrading from 2.3.1 to 2.5 ??
I uploading the zip upgrade file to site.  Then extracted the files which gave me two new folders - Upgrade all & upgrade from 2.3.x.  As per the instructions in the ReadMe.txt file.  "4.  Upload all ...

Started Oct 1st, 2011 at 5:20pm by jmh2008
0 914 Last Post Oct 1st, 2011 at 5:20pm
By: jmh2008
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Member groups issue after 2.1 to 2.5 upgrade
Hi! áAfter upgrading my band's Y2.1 forum to Y2.5AE two nights ago, I noticed a peculiar issue regarding the member groups.
We had 2 post-independent groups on our 2.1 board that do not show up u...

Started Sep 8th, 2011 at 4:19am by Type O-
3 2,086 Last Post Sep 9th, 2011 at 3:39pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Upgraded from 2.1 to 2.5, can't login anymore.
Hi, because of heavy misuse of my 2.1 forum by unknown people, my hosting has disabled the 2.1 forum. Other customers on the same server had complained about slow performances.
So I installed th...

Started Aug 11th, 2011 at 9:38am by Dutchy
3 1,726 Last Post Aug 12th, 2011 at 2:26pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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{yabbmove} showing at bottom of topic
I looked and couldnt find anything about this.
I upgraded to 2.5AE a few weeks ago and just noticed that at the bottom of all topics on my forum that there is thxt showing up that I believe is a ...

Started Jul 28th, 2011 at 1:26pm by westwegoman (Ex Member)
5 2,277 Last Post Jul 31st, 2011 at 8:23pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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Upgrading from 2.3.1 -> 2.5 advice
Hi all,
I have 2.3.1 installed and running all fine. Is it worth
the upgrade to 2.5 ?
I installed my 2.3.1 from cPanel and was just a few
button presses and done Smiley
If its wo...

Started Jul 8th, 2011 at 6:02pm by TruckCam
1 1,756 Last Post Jul 9th, 2011 at 10:35am
By: TruckCam
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Query on Upgrading from YaBB 2.1 to 2.5 AE
I'm looking to upgrade our existing YaBB forum (Version 2.1) to 2.5 AE but just wanted to check first.
Are there any known issues in doing an upgrade directly from 2.1 to 2.5 AE ?

Started Jul 6th, 2011 at 1:10pm by djblamire
1 1,440 Last Post Jul 6th, 2011 at 5:48pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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2.1 upgrade to 2.4 css migration guide
I have been trying to access a CSS migration guide from a link in the upgrade section but the Codex forum states: "Our Forum is currently in Maintenance Mode!
We are currently upgrading our forum...

Started Jun 3rd, 2011 at 2:38am by P2D
3 2,108 Last Post Jun 5th, 2011 at 1:55am
By: JonB
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Error when trying to save forum settings
I followed the upgrade instructions for 2.3.1 to 2.5AE and I am getting the following error when trying to save the forum settings page as per the upgrade instructions:
You have entered an invali...

Started Oct 11th, 2010 at 12:32am by AmishCake
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12 196 Last Post Apr 21st, 2011 at 6:00pm
By: Jeff Parke
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YaBB 2.1 Admin & PM
I have inherited a forum running on Yabb 2.1 and I am a newby to Yabb and have a couple of questions I need help with.
1.      Is it possible to upgrade to Yabb 2.5 without data loss or ...

Started Mar 17th, 2011 at 2:15pm by Elrick.
12 103 Last Post Mar 31st, 2011 at 11:34pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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2.5 Clean -- Import 2.4 data from another server
I've installed 2.5 and brought in my boards, messages, members, etc. 
However, I don't know how to get my additional profile fields and groups to show up.  I added fields such as address, phone ...

Started Mar 24th, 2011 at 7:33pm by j razz
9 35 Last Post Mar 26th, 2011 at 4:03pm
By: Captain John - Ex Member
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