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I really should get round to it now that 22 is out but am not looking forward to spending a day tweaking it back up again especially since my internet connection is terrible on a good day.
Any tips or ways round completely deleting all the folders and re-uploading it all from scratch then applying the mods?
I hope you did the following...
A) Kept a copy of the phpbb forum version you installed.
B) Kept a copy of all the mods you installed including a copy of the "how to add this mod" page if it wasn't included in the download.
C) Kept a list of the order in which you installed the mods.
D) Kept a list of the changes you made yourself along the way.
E) kept backups of the database both via MySql and via the acp of your forums.
If you did good for you! Many people break the cardinal rule of not keeping backups before making changes.
For your situation I recommend one of two options.
Option #1 - make backups of both your database (via your host or phpMyAdmin) and post data (via the acp). uninstall the mods one by one in the reverse order you installed them in including any changes you made on your own. Upgrade the forum to 2.0.22. Install the NEWEST version of the mods you originaly installed and if done right you will be set.
Option #2 - wait for Olympus to get out of Beta, its a whole new type of forum and the mods you have now will not work without being changed again. You'll have to un-install again, use the upgrade to Olympus (phpbb3) package phpbb group will undoubtedly provide and then you'll need to decide what new mods you want from the suddenly smaller list available.
I dont know which mods you have but your first step should be to see if the mods themselves have updates for 2.0.18 to 2.0.19 or later. Sorry for the news but 2.0.18 to 2.0.19 was a biggy.
If you do fall behind, sometimes it becomes quicker to download the vanilla version of the latest version and reapply all your mods - in otherwise, start from scratch. This is much easier if you have kept documentation about the mods applied to your forum.