With those instructions, you can update your board to the latest version of Luna. All versions of Luna can be updated to a newer version. You can only update ModernBB 3.7 based forums to Luna, so in case you are still on ModernBB 3.6.1 or earlier, you’ll first have to update to ModernBB 3.7.

Always make a backup of your forum before updating. While we obviously test Luna to the best of our ability it is hard to simulate every single situation, especially when sites are using languages none of us know. The update script does have potential to corrupt your database in the unlikely event that something goes wrong.

There are three main ways to update for forum, depending on how modified it is.

Overwriting files

The easiest option is to simply overwrite the old files with the new ones. While this is the easiest way to update, it is also the least flexible: any modifications you have made to files that you overwrite will be lost.

  1. Download the new files and decompress them.
  2. Upload the contents of the directory, overwriting the existing files.
  3. Visit your website, you’ll be requested to click a button to install the updated.