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  • How do I upgrade to the latest version of vBulletin

    Hi, please can you issue some basic instructions for how to implement an upgrade. I have downloaded the latest version but now what do I do with it?

    Should I use FTP to delete all the existing files on the server and replace them with the new version (having taken a backup of course) or should I upload all the new files into the existing folders on the server, overwriting any duplicates?

    What steps are then likely to follow? (so I recognise if things haven't worked correctly)

    Is there any chance that future versions of vBulletin could simply this process? A good example is WordPress where you simply log in to the Control Panel and click a link to update the version installed.

    Many thanks, Adam Collis

  • #2
    Full instructions on how to upgrade can be found in the 'vb5readme.html' file inside the ZIP file or via our online manual here:

    I believe an option to follow the same method as Wordpress has been raised but it's not likely any time soon.
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    • #3
      Thanks. That worked nicely this morning. Funnily enough, I had looked for a file called "readme" and totally overlooked vb5readme.html. Typical user ;-)


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