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-====== PunBB 1.3 Frequently Asked Questions ====== +Moved to 
-If you don't find the answer to your question here (or it doesn't work for you) and [[http://punbb.informer.com/forums/search/|PunBB Forums search]] results nothing, then you should [[http://punbb.informer.com/forums/new/topic/64/|create new topic]] in [[http://punbb.informer.com/forums/forum/64/punbb-13-troubleshooting/|PunBB 1.3 troubleshooting forum]]. +  * [[punbb13:Installation]] 
- +  * [[punbb13:Integration]]
- +
-===== Installation ===== +
-==== Requirements ==== +
-  * A webserver (preferably [[http://apache.org/|Apache]]). +
-  * [[http://php.net/|PHP]] 4.3.0 or later (PHP 5 included). +
-  * A database where forum data is to be stored: [[http://mysql.com/|MySQL]] 4.1.2 or later, [[http://postgresql.org/|PostgreSQL]] 7.0 or later or [[http://sqlite.org/|SQLite]] 2 (SQLite 3 is not supported). +
- +
-==== Steps to install PunBB 1.3 ==== +
-  - [[:downloads|Download]] the latest revision of [[start|PunBB 1.3]]. +
-  - Copy/upload all contents of the archive into the directory served by your web server (e.g. ''/home/user/example.com/punbb/''). +
-  - Open forum index (e.g. ''http://example.com/forum/index.php'' in your browser) and follow the instructions. +
- +
-See also: [[http://punbb.informer.com/forums/post/119289/#p119289|Steps to getting PunBB 1.3 to work on SourceForge.net]]. +
-===== Extension installation ===== +
-  - Download an extension archive from [[http://punbb.informer.com/extensions/|the PunBB extensions repository]] or other place. Extract it into your forum’s extensions directory. E.g. your forum root is ''/home/user/example.com/punbb/'' and you download ''pun_bbcode'' extension. To install the extension the file ''/home/user/example.com/punbb/extensions/pun_bbcode/manifest.xml'' should exist. +
-  - Log into the forum and go to Administration => Extensions (''http://example.com/punbb/admin/extensions.php?section=install''). The downloaded extension should be listed there. +
-  - Click the ''Install extension'' and follow instructions. +
- +
-| NOTE: You may use the [[pun_repository|pun_repository extension]] to download and install extension with one click. | +
- +
-===== Differences from PunBB 1.2 ===== +
-FIXME To be done. +
- +
-===== Migration from PunBB 1.2 ===== +
-Follow these instructions to migrate from your current PunBB 1.2.* installation to 1.3. +
- +
-| **NOTE**: Make a backup of your current forum directory before proceeding. Also, don't forget to make a backup of your forum database. Use the tool ''mysqldump'' for MySQL and ''pg_dump'' if you are using PostgreSQL. If you're using SQLite, just make a backup copy of the SQLite database file. You can also make database backups via most administration tools such as [[http://mysql.com/products/tools/administrator/|MySQL Administrator]], [[http://phpmyadmin.net/|phpMyAdmin]] and [[http://phppgadmin.sourceforge.net/|phpPgAdmin]]. It's strongly recommended to make a database backup if your forum is not 100% in English. You can experience data loss in the convertion to UTF-8 if you specify wrong encoding of data stored in the database.| +
- +
-  - [[downloads|Download PunBB 1.3]] and extract the archive on your hard disk. +
-  - Replace your old 1.2 directory with the contents of the 1.3 archive. Keep old ''config.php'' and ''img/avatars'' dir. E.g. if you have 1.2 installed into ''www/punbb/'' and forum URL is ''http://example.com/punbb/''. You may use the next steps: +
-    - Rename old ''www/punbb/'' to ''www/punbb_old/'' +
-    - Create new directory ''www/punbb/'' and put PunBB 1.3 there. +
-    - Copy ''/www/punbb_old/config.php'' to new ''www/punbb/'' and  ''/www/punbb_old/img/avatars'' to ''/www/punbb/img/avatars''. +
-  - Open forum index and follow instructions. +
- +
-===== Integration ===== +
-Forum integration is very useful when you want to use the same database for your website as the forum one or if you want to execute some tasks that require the user to be a part of a certain usergroup. Integration possibilities together with code examples can be found at: [[integration|PunBB 1.3 integration]]+
- +
-===== URL schemes ===== +
-PunBB 1.3 natively supports URL rewriting, including SEF URLs. +
- +
-==== How to enable URL rewriting ==== +
-  - Rename file ''.htaccess.dist'' in the root of your forum to ''.htaccess''. +
-  - Go to Administration => Settings (''/admin/settings.php?section=setup''), find ''URL Scheme'' section there. +
-  - Choose the URL scheme you like and save changes. +
- +
-===== Database helpers ===== +
-On ''include/common.php'' inclusion, the proper implementation of [[database layer]] class is being also included according to forum configuration. +
-An instance of this database layer named ''$forum_db'' is being created in global scope to provide [[database helpers]]. +
- +
-==== How to perform a query ==== +
-  * Direct query. You can simply write an SQL-statement and execute it. +
-<code php> $result = $forum_db->query('SELECT * FROM topics WHERE id = 10');</code> +
-Be sure, that your SQL code is cross-compatible with all database engines supported by PunBB. +
-  * Using [[query builder]]. You may transparently build database queries. All the specific of database engines and database structure will automatically be taken in account. Example of usage (FIXME make it more informative): +
-<code php>$query = array( +
-  'SELECT'  => '*', +
-  'FROM'    => 'topics', +
-  'WHERE'  => 'id = 10' +
-); +
-$result = $forum_db->query_build($query); +
-</code> +
-See [[query builder]] page for details. +
-==== How to work with query results ==== +
-For example, we have this query: +
-<code php> +
-  $query = array( +
-    'SELECT' => 't.id, t.poster, t.subject, t.posted', +
-    'FROM'  => 'topics AS t', +
-    'WHERE'  => 't.forum_id = 1' +
-  ); +
-  $result = $forum_db->query_build($query) or error(__FILE__, __LINE__); +
-</code> +
-  * To know how many rows this query returns, use this: +
-<code php> +
-  $forum_db->num_rows($result); +
-</code> +
-  * To fetch the current row to associative array: +
-<code php> +
-  $data = $forum_db->fetch_assoc($result); +
-  //An example of getting topic_id +
-  $topic_id = $data['id']; +
-</code> +
-  * To fetch the current row to numeric array: +
-<code php> +
-  $data = $forum_db->fetch_row($result); +
-  //An example of getting topic_id +
-  $topic_id = $data[0]; +
-</code> +
-  * To fetch only some values from the current row: +
-<code php> +
-  //This code will fetch only the topic id and the topic subject +
-  list($id,, $subject,) = $forum_db->fetch_row($result); +
-</code> +
-  * To process all rows in a set you can use this code: +
-<code php> +
-  while ($cur_row = $forum_db->fetch_assoc($result)) +
-  { +
-    //Actions with $cur_row +
-  } +
-</code> +
- +
-===== Template customization ===== +
-==== How to include my file into *.tpl? ==== +
-Use the ''forum_include "file.ext"'' substitute to include the file ''<FORUM_ROOT>/include/user/file.ext'': +
-<code php><!-- forum_include "file.ext" --></code>+

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