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Upgrade from a very old version 2.4.5

started by on May 27, 2017 – Last touched: Jul 16, 2017

May 27, 2017 05:45    

I know it sounds insane, but the web site has sat dormant for a few years and I see there are a huge number of upgrades since 2013. The older version was installed by my web host company in 2012 go figure. However, things are still functioning but I would like to upgrade it and make sure I am able to keep all the old posts. Is it possible, is it easy to do?

Thanks

May 27, 2017 12:33

@oops upgrade is designed to be a smooth process. However, there are some factors that may lead you by a rough path (e.g. previous partial, or incomplete upgrades, charset issues, etc).

Please check this pages: http://b2evolution.net/man/upgrade-instructions, or all the upgrade section in general. They will give all the info you need to upgrade your site.

It's written in the manual, but I want to stress this out a bit more before yo start:

  1. Double check that you have a full backup (code + database) of your site
  2. Make sure that you know how to restore the backup if things are going south.

Regards!

May 29, 2017 02:23

You will very probably need to use a new skin. But we have many nice skins now ;)

May 29, 2017 02:28

@mgsolipa wrote earlier:

@oops upgrade is designed to be a smooth process. However, there are some factors that may lead you by a rough path (e.g. previous partial, or incomplete upgrades, charset issues, etc).

Please check this pages: http://b2evolution.net/man/upgrade-instructions, or all the upgrade section in general. They will give all the info you need to upgrade your site.

It's written in the manual, but I want to stress this out a bit more before yo start:

  1. Double check that you have a full backup (code + database) of your site
  2. Make sure that you know how to restore the backup if things are going south.

Regards!

Thanks so this very old version can simply be updated to the newest stable version? I thought I would have to upgrade to older versions and keep doing it until i go to the current one.

May 29, 2017 02:37

Yes it can. The b2evo upgrade script detects any version you use and starts upgrading from there, even v1.0.

I thought I would have to upgrade to older versions and keep doing it until i go to the current one.

The upgrade script knows how to do exactly that... all automatically ;)

The upgrade script includes the code for all intermediary upgrades.

May 29, 2017 04:27

Thanks that helps a lot. Hopefully it goes well.

Jun 17, 2017 19:16

Nice to know how you got on :)


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