Upgrading themes to MyBB 1.8

Electric ShockDivided by Zero
#1
Sleepy

Have you demons upgraded your premade themes to 1.8 yet?
I'm looking for some pointers on what to do to make a 1.6 theme presentable for 1.8.
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effoneDesigner
#2
There are ample of modifications and new additions in the template structure.
I have planned to make a change log for just a guidance while conversion of themes but it is not a one click go. I can assure you converting 1.6 themes to 1.8 is a complete redo.
Electric ShockDivided by Zero
#3
Yeah tell me about it. The new templates and etc are confusing as hell.
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effoneDesigner
#4
In which way its confusing you? If you don't say in which point you are stuck its not possible for me either to write a whole wiki about "MyBB templating systems and its associated templates with a split-screen comparison of past vs. present"
Electric ShockDivided by Zero
#5
The divs and classes obviously don't match in many cases, the postbit, for example. I'll have to compare it side-by-side with the MyBB 1.8 default theme to see which classes are used.

Then the new modals. They're pretty freakin' awesome, but on the functions that used javascript popups in 1.6, they use modals.
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effoneDesigner
#6
Classes are not the things to worry EShock. They are more or less same as it was.
There are major 2 changes you have to take care while converting:

1. Prototype is dropped. jQ is native now. So, no more no-conflict business.
2. All the hardcoded HTMLs are now templated. And thats a huge twist. It made many templates to flip upside down.

I can suggest you to do one thing. Take 1.8 theme and change the version to 1.6 in xml. Then import it in 1.6 and run a diff report (just an idea for quick identification).
Electric ShockDivided by Zero
#7
Back in 1.6, we had a dialog box that popped up every time something AJAX was happening, like posting thru Quick Reply.

It appears gone in 1.8, empasis on appears.

Does it still exist, for confirmation? If yes, does it have any CSS selectors assigned?
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effoneDesigner
#8
(08-21-2014, 09:46 PM)Electric Shock Wrote: Back in 1.6, we had a dialog box that popped up every time something AJAX was happening, like posting thru Quick Reply.

It appears gone in 1.8, empasis on appears.

Does it still exist, for confirmation? If yes, does it have any CSS selectors assigned?

Seems you've got your answer at community forums ...
http://community.mybb.com/thread-157864.html

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