solved Chrome denies access due to security issues

January 01, 2021, 05:11:00 AM by sadrockinghorse
ver: 1.1.13
link: www.

Hi Everyone,

First of all, excuse me if this topic has been discussed before, I don't seem to find anything yet and this is my first time here, so please bear with me.

We have a site where we are using SMF 1.1.13. Now as of today, Chrome denies access to the page due to security issues (NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID).
Normally this could be bypassed but this time it blocks access entirely.

We were thinking about an upgrade earlier but after trying it out on a test site there were several serious issues with the current template which we couldn't manage to overcome at the time.
I'm interested in solving the certificate problem for 1.1.13 if possible and would appreciate your advice in the matter.
Is there a way to overcome this with the current version?

In case we do need an update to 2.0 instead, will it solve the issue with chrome and the certificate? Or is this something that should be handled server-side?
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xx Upgrade fron 1.1.21 to latest version

December 30, 2020, 07:48:41 AM by DaveM59
I am a complete beginner here, no previous programming experience so I need simple help please.
I admin a forum I was handed down when the previous admin went awol, it is V1.1.21 and is working very well but a few things like the recaptcha has failed as the version has been expired and I cannot find where the scripts have been patched to remove it and install a later version, so I'd like to start afresh with the latest smf version.
I have uploaded all the large upgrade files, run the upgrade.php and it either fails with errors about the php version isn't high enough or the SQL is not compatible.
Our host WebHostingUK gives these specs...

Database server
    Server: Localhost via UNIX socket
    Server type: MariaDB
    Server connection: SSL is not being used Documentation
    Server version: 10.0.38-MariaDB - MariaDB Server
    Protocol version: 10
    User: XXXXXXXX@localhost
    Server charset: cp1252 West European (latin1)

Web server
    Database client version: libmysql - 5.6.43
    PHP extension: mysqliDocumentation curlDocumentation mbstringDocumentation
    PHP version: 7.3.6

    Version information: 4.9.5

What an I not doing?

I have also installed all the files into a separate directory, edited as many instances of the addresses to the new folder in an attaempt to at least get a forum page to display but all I get when I browse to the index.php is an error "Unknown column 'a.attachment_type' in 'field list' " which I am guessing is something in the database, so do I need to upgrade the database in some way and if so how, and also can I do it in parallel with the existing one so I can play in the new forum before releasing it to the users. I have put the current one into maintenance mode.
Sorry for the long ramble!
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xx 1.1.11 upgrade

December 25, 2020, 07:18:54 PM by Lois RavishU
My old tech has moved on so I'm not very sure about this.

There's a lot of problems with my current software.  It doesn't like the current version of SQL and the email function no longer works.

Is upgrading to the latest 1.1. version pretty easy?  Any problems I need to be aware of?
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solved How Do I Delete My Forum?

December 21, 2020, 11:38:32 PM by Gummyy
Hello I made my forums about 7 years ago when I was 13 and I wanted to know how I can delete them? I am not even sure what version of forums they were even on.
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solved Long story - but short version😊

December 06, 2020, 07:41:26 PM by tdennis
This is a long story and will spare you the details unless you want to hear them😊

I have a SMF 2.0 site with a link to an SMF 1.1 site the 1.1 site was set-up for guest to read/view photos on that site (my site link takes them there) the 1.1 site was set up by the then admin and his partner who knew very little except how to add new data. The Admin person died years back his partner forgot/lost both their passwords! He now wants me to take over the site, but I don't want to without Admin access to the SMF 1.1 site. He is an MD with almost no computer knowledge. I have finally gotten him to get his host to reset the CPanel password and now I have access to that.

My question is, is there a way to reset the Admin password on the SMF 1.1 database using CPanel.

My site is and his is
Thanks for any help you can provide.
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