Monthly Archives: May 2016

SMF 2.0 with PHP 7

SMF does not officially support running version 2.0.x with PHP 7.0.  This is due to PHP removing the mysql library in favor of more secure MySQLi library.  To get around this if you have root access to your server, you could manually build in the old mysql library functions.  Or you know, build compatibility functions.  I’m releasing this as a proof of concept that this works, I highly suggest migrating all code toMySQLi functions rather than using this, but it provides a simple path that allows you to upgrade PHP and enough time to migrate your code base over.

In $sourcedir/Subs-Db-mysql.php Find:

Add before this:

Now find:

Replace with:

In $sourcedir/Subs-Compat.php at the end before ?> add:

 

This should allow SMF to run just fine.  These are all the functions SMF calls from it’s database abstraction layer and thus should work.  Anyone using mysql functions outside of SMF’s database abstraction layer may need to add in additional functions.

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