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Trouble with Vanilla 1.1.10 Upgrade / Theme

Hello all, kind of a unique set of questions here. We have a lot of fun using an older version of Vanilla (1.1.10) but now the theme has disappeared. I want to install 1.3 but I'm afraid of losing all the past discussions. How can I save all of our past stuff while still upgrading Vanilla? If that is not possible how can I re-install the themes or change the path where the themes are being looked for?
Here is our (currently mess of) a site:
Thanks for any help.


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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP

    Welcome to the community!

    AFAIK, we don't deal with Vanilla 1.x at all. You might have better luck over at It looks pretty dead.

    Maybe @SubJunk could help you?

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    whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    If you have a copy of your MySQL db you have all your users/discussions etc.

    Make a copy of it, and back it up. (You can't be too careful)

    You should then be able to use Vanilla Porter (see Addons) to export and import your Vanilla 1 db.

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    You should be able to just extract 1.3.0 over the top of your current installation. It never hurts to make backups first though. It's still much more stable than Vanilla 2 in my experience, but I stopped development because of a lack of users.

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