I have an issue, I specified the correct database during install, but my forum made it's own db, but it doesn't write to either, one has no tables[the one specified during install] the other has a few tables, but nothing recent, I have no idea what is going on, is this a punbb issue or this this my host issue, I am pulling my hari out trying to figure it out, any help wold be appreciated, even a push in the right direction, I have no coding experience  so any solutions need to be simple.


I have they are useless.

I may have found the culprit, an extension I installed for html tables, it seems to have fixed the issue for now.

I don't know if this is anything to do with punbb or my hosting, I am new to this forum thing, I have made plenty of websites, dealt with hosting, but never really had to do anything on the database side, so I am a total n00b when it comes to that.

A few of the things i've read say it could be say it could be something corrupt in punbb, some say it's a database issue, i really have no clue.

Is there a way I can verify everything in pun is working fine without taking my forum offline?

I have had issues backing up my punbb database, I manage to export it, but it's basically empty, it contains no tables, I think the phpmyadmin on my host is set up wrong, or something, i asked them to export the database and they get a similar result, the .sql file is 90kb, am I doing something wrong?

Thanks, very useful to me as I know next to nothing, and backup are a pain in the a**.

I have backed up my sql database via phpmyadmin, I was hoping to back up user details, user name and email specifically, in plain text somewhere, so if in the event my site goes offline I am able to contact users, is this something I can do, thanks for any help.

Hi, brand new to punbb, had a few issues but got them sorted with the treads here, but having an issue with the theme I chose 'flat emerald', theme works fine as regular user, but when I use the admin login it reverts to oxygen, is this a feature of punbb or is this a bug in the 'flat emerald' theme, I have very basic knowledge of php or coding in general so any solution would have to be step-by-step or a simple fix.

Thanks for any help.