Just install my blog on a php7.2 server. I moved as the previous server only had php 5.4.41 and that meant I couldn't install any version of b2evo higher than 6.10.5
But I had problem which amunted to two issues all in the sidebar of my old skin, it used [mysql] which is deprecated in php7.2
After changeing all [msql] text to [mysqli] I came across a different error referring to the number of parameters in each call, there has to be one more in each so I added a line [$link = mysqli_connect("localhost", "calstock_roger", "what1517NOW#")or die("cannot connect to server ");] and then added the $link to each call e.g
[mysql_close();] becomes [mysqli_close($link);]
So now I hope I can upgrade to 6.10.6 and 7.0.0 and still use my old skin
For the MySQLi functions to be available, you must compile PHP with support for the MySQLi extension.
The MySQLi extension was introduced with PHP version 5.0.0. The MySQL Native Driver was included in PHP version 5.3.0.