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what are the steps to upgrade an existing system

+1 vote
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asked May 16 in Q2A Core by anonymous
Hey guys,

i have version 1.7.4 installed and live but i want to upgrade to the latest version 1.8.0

can you guide me through the update process to avoid messing up my current database and existing accounts?

Thanks
Q2A version: 1.7.4

2 Answers

–1 vote
answered May 16 by MONKEY
download the entire database qa- one by one in phpmyadmin upload it to a new mysql then download the current version and just connect in php-config your base

Keep in mind that users in the current version by administrator approval so you have not approved them and have the checkbox, you can pass as if nothing in that version 1.8.osea that option fails.

so spam is a problem of user proxy records and other spam
–1 vote
answered May 25 by Luis74

Steps:

Question2Answer regularly has new releases that fix bugs and add new features. Updating your Q2A site is usually a simple process of uploading the new files and visiting your site to check for any database upgrades. Instructions in more detail:

  1. Before upgrading, it is recommended to make a backup of your website, and of your MySQL database using mysqldump or a similar tool.

  2. If you have modified any core Q2A files, make a copy of your whole Q2A directory, to help reapply your changes after upgrading.

  3. Download the latest version of Question2Answer to your computer or web server (also available on GitHub).

  4. Unzip the download using a tool such as WinZip (or unzip in the Unix shell).

  5. Turn on maintenance mode in your Q2A admin panel (General section). This will help prevent any errors showing to users while files are being uploaded.

  6. Replace all the Question2Answer files and directories (including .htaccess) on your web server with the new ones, via (S)FTP or whatever deployment strategy you use. - Your custom qa-config.php file will not be affected, nor will your qa-external directory. - You may need to reapply any other changes and reinstall any themes, languages or plugins as appropriate.

  7. Open your Question2Answer site in your browser, and go to the admin center. If appropriate, you will be prompted to upgrade the database, so follow the on-screen instructions.

  8. Once the upgrade is complete, don’t forget to turn off mainenance mode so visitors can see the site again. You’ve now successfully upgraded - congratulations!

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