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Old 07 Sep 2015, 20:04
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Laymens terms on upgrading

I just downloaded the zipped upgrade to 4.2.3. I am currently running 4.1.3. This is a first time newbie asking the step by step way to do this.

I assume that I upload the zipped file to my home directory and then unzip it.

I have never ran a script to install software so I am real new at it to.

Any free help would be appreciated.

I might be able to take a huge leap to even so newer software also.

I might consider some paid help also.

PHP Version 5.2.17
MySQL Version 5.5.42-37.1-log
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Old 07 Sep 2015, 20:54
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First of all you won't be able to do the upgrade until you also upgrade your version of php, since 4.2.3 required php 5.4 or higher. Second just follow the instructions that come with the download. Copy the contents of upload to your forum root, then run install/upgrade.php, once upgrade is complete delete the install folder.
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Old 07 Sep 2015, 20:59
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Originally Posted by squidsk View Post
First of all you won't be able to do the upgrade until you also upgrade your version of php, since 4.2.3 required php 5.4 or higher. Second just follow the instructions that come with the download. Copy the contents of upload to your forum root, then run install/upgrade.php, once upgrade is complete delete the install folder.
So then how do I upgrade the php, I thought that would be the hosting service requirement to do that.
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Old 07 Sep 2015, 21:17
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Go to the Admin Control Panel page and you will see were it lists what php your site is currently running on in the Welcome to the vBulletin Admin Control Panel block.

I just did an upgrade to 4.2.3 and it worked ok. You will more than likely get an error with the cms or blog stuff but just start the upgrade again and it will continue on were it left off. You can also remove the show no error code at the top of the config file if you added it as it is no longer needed now that they have it up to snuff for the newer php protocols.

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Old 07 Sep 2015, 21:22
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Originally Posted by billstelling View Post
Go to the Admin Control Panel page and you will see were it lists what php your site is currently running on in the Welcome to the vBulletin Admin Control Panel block.
Look at my first post and you will see that I already know that. Thanks
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Old 07 Sep 2015, 21:28
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ah, my bad.. you need to get with your provider then and get them to upgrade it for you..I think you can use 4.2.pl4 ,or whatever it is for now, but you will need to keep the show no errors code in the config.
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Old 07 Sep 2015, 21:41
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I put up a request for the PHP upgrade to the PHP version.

--------------- Added 07 Sep 2015 at 22:12 ---------------

Just got this back from my hosting service.

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Old 08 Sep 2015, 03:10
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Originally Posted by bremereric View Post
I assume that I upload the zipped file to my home directory and then unzip it.
unzip onto desktop first delete the config.php.new file found in includes folder you dont need
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Old 08 Sep 2015, 08:57
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Step 1: Close your forums
Step 2: Backup files
Step 3: Backup database
Step 4: Extract zip file on desktop
Step 5: Make a new zip file only from the contents of "upload" folder in the above extraction.
Step 6: Upload to server and extract.
Step 7: Run upgrade script ... yoursite.com/install/upgrade.php
Step 8: Enter customer number when asked.
Step 9: Once upgrade finishes delete "install" folder.
Step 10: Check if the site is working OK
Step 11: Open the forum and enjoy.

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Old 08 Sep 2015, 11:43
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Also if you have a custom skin make sure that you do not overwrite any of the graphic files with it or that you have a backup of those in advance before doing the upgrade.
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Old 08 Sep 2015, 12:53
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That is, complicated procedures, that have spelled the death of the forums.

Go Facebook, no need for obscure advice like in the posts above, some in their fusnotes asking for money.

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Old 08 Sep 2015, 18:36
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Originally Posted by loua_oz View Post
That is, complicated procedures, that have spelled the death of the forums.

Go Facebook, no need for obscure advice like in the posts above, some in their fusnotes asking for money.
No one told him to give them money, where did you get that from!?!? Everyone gave him the steps needed. Its not a extremely simple thing for someone just getting started. NO script is simple to upgrade when you are first starting doing this sort of stuff.
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Old 09 Sep 2015, 02:22
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Thanks to all. I am going to try to last out to this weekend to do it so I will have plenty of time to follow all your advices.
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Old 12 Sep 2015, 02:06
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Going to go for it this weekend.
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Old 12 Sep 2015, 03:41
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Going to go for it this weekend.
Best to try on a test forum first then when ready backup live site first before you start
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