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Bought branding free XF, now what?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by danielwerner, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. danielwerner

    danielwerner Active Member


    I just bought the branding free option, and need to remove the branding. How do I do that without doing a fresh install? I downloaded a new full xenforo package and overwrote all files, but no difference. I don't want to install everything over because then all posts will be removed too.

    How do I do this? :)


    Edit: Also, I removed the install-lock.php, does this matter? I can't replace it since it is generated by the software and thus not in the install package.

    Edit 2: Also... :p I'm a bit worried that I've messed up something with replacing all the files. I haven't, have I? I mean, all information are stored in the database, right?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not sure if a different footer template is included with the branding free option or not but if not, you can edit it to remove the copyright information.

    Specifically this line:
    <div id="copyright">{xen:phrase xenforo_copyright}</div>
  3. danielwerner

    danielwerner Active Member

    Is it just the footer link which needs to be changed? I thought there perhaps were other hard coded branding too. But if it's not, I'm all set. :)
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Redownload the package, upload the files, then go to /install/ and reimport the master data.

    If you replaced the data or internal_data directories (or config.php), that's a problem; you'll really need to restore those from a backup. You can just recreate internal_data/install-lock.php as an empty file. It just needs to be there.
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  5. Jattitude

    Jattitude Member

    "Upgrade package only" or the whole package?
  6. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    The upgrade package is fine. The only real difference between the two is the upgrade package doesn't contain data/ and internal_data/ directories, so that there's no risk of overwriting them with empty folders and thus losing all your attachments.
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  7. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    You cannot overwrite files in a folder with an empty folder, so your attachments are safe.
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  8. Jeremy P

    Jeremy P Well-Known Member

    That's really up to how the FTP client decides to handle that situation. Some do a delete-and-recreate type of thing on upload. I agree though that the most common ones (and any worth using) probably won't do that.

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