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Upgrade SE

    • 142 posts
    July 27, 2020 5:05 AM EDT

    We need some advice.
    I need to upgrade our site from version 5.0.1 to version 5.2.1.
    So I downloaded: SocialEngine PHP Upgrade 5.2.1 in order to install it.
    On the other hand, do I have to load all the Photos Albums, Groups, Events extensions? ... and do the updates too?
    I'm a little worried because we've never done it. For example, groups are always in Groups 4.10.3
    I still have my doubts ...
    Thank you in advance for your advice.

    This post was edited by Lovea at July 27, 2020 5:06 AM EDT
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    • 5035 posts
    July 27, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

    You should always upgrade plugins with your upgrades or your site can have pretty bad issues from running old plugins on new versions. The upgrade guide explains how to upgrade so it would be best to follow that. First make sure you fully back up the site files and database. Never store your backups on your server. This makes future backups larger as you end up backing up a backup and also, it's not secure to store backups on the server. 


    If you have a development site (recommended), upgrade that first to see how things go.

    • 142 posts
    July 27, 2020 5:13 AM EDT

    Ok, if I understand correctly, I have to download each module update 1 by 1 and install them.

    Thanks for your advices.

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    • 5035 posts
    July 27, 2020 5:17 AM EDT

    Yes :)

    • 142 posts
    July 27, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

    The updates ended well.

    Thank you for your advice and help.

    Thanks also to for their assistance over the past 2 years.

    Many thanks

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    • 5035 posts
    July 27, 2020 6:21 AM EDT

    That's great to hear!