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Can't get into admin panel anymore
Nov 22nd, 2011 at 4:24pm
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Hi,

I've just upgraded from 2.3 to 2.5. Everything went well until I was done running all maintenance scripts and was checking forum controls. It then said it couldn't find the proper .css file in yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/

Now, I'm locked out of admin panel. Forum is still in maintenance mode but typing in my username and password brings up a spam alert.

Help please!
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Reply #1 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 4:27pm
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I should also mention that when I was able to log into the forum at first, the menus were missing so I couldn't get back into the admin panel.
  
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Reply #2 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 4:32pm
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So, if I understand right, the menus were missing because the correct .css file can't be found. So, I would need help getting back into admin panel and pointing to the correct .css file.
  
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Reply #3 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 4:55pm
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Update.

I'm actually in my forum right now, which is in maintenance mode. But because the menu bar is missing I can't get into Forum settings.

If anyone knows how to get in, and how to point it to the correct .css file, that would be appreciated.

Thanks.
  
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Reply #4 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:03pm
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Hi kaseli,

Can I have the URL to your forum please, so I can see what is happening? PM it to me if you don't want to post it publicly.
« Last Edit: Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:03pm by Derek Barnstorm »  
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Reply #5 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:12pm
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Reply #6 - Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:21pm
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I don't think you could have upgraded the settings correctly. In Variables/Settings.pl check that you have this present:

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########## Advanced Tabs ##########

@AdvancedTabs = ("home","help","search","ml","admin","revalidatesession","login","register","guestpm","mycenter","logout"); # Advanced Tabs order and infos 



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Reply #7 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 1:57pm
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hello, I think I have same problem.

I can not see the string in variables Settings. pl

I will try to insert it. Hopefully it doesnt matter where to insert it in file.

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Reply #8 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 2:29pm
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Derek Barnstorm wrote on Nov 22nd, 2011 at 5:21pm:
I don't think you could have upgraded the settings correctly. In Variables/Settings.pl check that you have this present:

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########## Advanced Tabs ##########

@AdvancedTabs = ("home","help","search","ml","admin","revalidatesession","login","register","guestpm","mycenter","logout"); # Advanced Tabs order and infos 





I got the Admin back, but still cant reach my Admin panel.

I get this message when clicking on Admin:


Your Session has expired, as you entered the forum from a different IP address (84.49.213.147)

To check your credentials answer the following question you entered in your profile


You did not select a Session Question in your profile
so the only way to check your credentials is your password.



Use my password as validation:







  
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Re: Can't get into admin panel anymore
Reply #9 - Feb 4th, 2012 at 5:14pm
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That is the same issue I answered in the 'other thread'.

The YaBB cookie needs to be cleared (one way is to use the logout menu item) and you may need to 'turn off' the session check (via FTP).  This happens when you upgrade AND your are an admin or GM with a YaBB cookie without an expiration (for keeps).

What has happened is that the YaBB 3 way session check is failing, because you have an invalid YaBB cookie (that is becasue you jsut upgraded).  The 3 way session check ONLY affects operations you need special privileges for - the Admin Panel and The User Control Panel.

Good Luck
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