You might need a Php programmer, but what appears to be a far more evident issue at hand is you need a Q/A staging platform to play with all this stuff before you toss code out on your public (Hopefully revenue making) site. Sponsors (or clients in my case) don't take kindly to bad code in production environments.
Yeah. What he said. Once again, like the last ill-fated update, a release with inadequate testing followed by apologies:
Sorry for the confusion over the last couple of days here. We had intended to install this new forum software this past w/e, but little did we know that the install scripts not only copied all the old files, but also changed all the links in the old forum to the new one!
Highly professional. BTW, a really solid development process wouldn't even need a "Bugs" forum.