One of my sites I want to blow away and rebuild but want to keep member info, permission settings, posts, TP settings, etc etc. Would I just overwrite the old SMF and TP folders with new, run installs and point to the same databases or would I just simply upgrade? I just don't know what all upgrading does and want a clean rebuilt site erasing the hard code edits I have done as most have mods now to do what the edits did.
Just curious what might be the easiest route for starting with a clean slate and still keeping all the important stuff.
The mods I know need to be reinstalled, but what about all the TP blocks? Do I need to save all my snippets or are they saved in the database? I also have Coppermine installed so not sure about what I need to save from there either.
I have become very comfortable with editing my sites, either by hard code edits or with mods, but this will be my first time at a major move or forum rebuild so I am a little nervous.