Note: you only need to read this if you upgraded to 1.6.4 before this blog post was made. If you have not upgraded yet, you will need this: https://blog.mybb.com/2011/07/26/mybb-1-6-4-released-feature-update-security-maintenance-release/
A few days ago, we released MyBB 1.6.4 – a feature update, maintenance and security release. We’ve noticed one or two problems with this, so we’ve decided to give out an immediate update.
There is no security threat to 1.6.4 – this update fixes a problem with quote tags, split posts and an issue with two templates. To apply this update, please follow these instructions:
- As usual, backup your forum’s database and files, and switch off your forum’s front end. You may want to follow the Wiki Upgrading Procedure.
- Download the 1.6.4 Update Files and upload them to your forum – overwriting the existing ones.
- Delete ./install/lock and visit the upgrader – normally found at yourforum/install/upgrade.php and run the upgrader again. Choose 1.6.3 from the list of versions.
The above process won’t cause any problems with your forum – it merely updates the default templates again to 1.6.4’s versions and adds a database column missing from the original update.
You also need to check two templates – online_today and member_profile_adminoptions. Please see the attached patch file and make the changes where necessary in each of the themes you have installed.
These changes have already been made to the main download of 1.6.4 – so it you’re still waiting to upgrade, now is the time to do it!
Many apologies for the less-than-perfect quality – we’re updating our release procedures so that hopefully in the future we won’t have these problems again.