The simpler media website CMS
I built a website for a former employer in 2012 using zenphoto, tons of customization on the theme, and working great for years, but a few weeks ago something changed on the server and totally broke the installation. I figured it was time to finally upgrade from the old 1.4.6 install to the newest one 1.5.6, as PHP is forced to be 7.3 now the host, so needed a new version for the best compatibility.
I managed to get the installation upgraded, and was able to get into the back-end just fine, everything is there and looks functional from that end, but whenever I try to actually view the website, zenphoto keeps booting back into "reinstall" mode. It runs and gives me green check marks on everything post reinstall, but then just only gives me the option to manage the website afterwards, but I cannot get the actual site to save my life. Every time I view it goes back to reinstall, I've deleted setup files to no avail.
Oddly enough when I google this I literally get dozens of other websites stuck in the same exact state. Like this
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!