Upgrades

An older version of EasyBlog is already installed on your Joomla site? In this section, you will learn how to upgrade your EasyBlog to the latest version.
EasyBlog V5.1

Single Click Updater

In EasyBlog 5.0, we have introduced a new feature which allows site administrator to easily update EasyBlog to a newer version. You can find this feature from EasyBlog administrator dashboard.

Single Click Updater

Before proceed with the upgrading process, please read through this documentation so that you can understand better.

What is this Single Click Updater?

Single Click Updater is an awesome feature developed to help site administrator upgrading EasyBlog. The process of upgrading EasyBlog are slightly different from the normal upgrade process.

  • This script will checks through your current version verifying whether it requires an upgrade.
  • This script will automatically download the main package into pre-defined temporary location.
  • This script will run any necessary queries for the update to ensure data integrity unviolated.

What this Single Click Updater does't do?

  • It doesn't backup your site.
  • It doesn't backup your database.
  • It doesn't automagically patch your modifications.

What should you do?

Making sure the following steps has been address.

  • Ensure that your hosting provider allows Remote Connection to port 3333 to utilize this feature.
  • Ensure that your hosting provider support CURL in PHP.
  • Ensure that you have made a necessary backup before utilizing this feature.

Single Click Update Process

Get it? Now, lets continue with the updating process. Firstly, please make sure that you have backup all customization on your site. The single click updater will update and overwrite all EasyBlog core files. Once you're ready, you may click on the Update Now button as shown on the screenshot above.

System Requirements Validation

On the first screen of your installation process, a list of pre-requisites of EasyBlog will be displayed. The site must meet the Minimum System Requirements before continuing the installation process.

EasyBlog Installation

Select Licence

On this step, EasyBlog installer will check for licenses that you have with us.

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If you have more than one license with us, you'll be able to choose which license to use for the installation as you can see from the screen shot below:

EasyBlog Installation

Installation Process

When the installation process started, you will see a screen that looks similar to below. This process may take a while depending on the internet connectivity of your server. The main EasyBlog package will be directly downloaded to your server and automatically install on your site.

If everything goes well, the installation should not display any error. Should there is any error displayed, please refer to the installation issues documentation for more information.

EasyBlog Installation

Addons Installation

On this page, you will be able to select which modules or plugins to be installed on the site. Ideally, you should let it install all the modules and plugins unless you're an Advanced User and know what you're doing. Click on the Next Step to proceed with the addons installation.

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Post Installation Maintenance

There are times when EasyBlog needs to run specific update/maintenance routines to ensure the data integrity of the system. They will be executed during this step. Rest assure it would only take a few seconds.

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Completed

Now, the installation process is completed. You may now start configuring EasyBlog settings by clicking on Launch Backend button or experience EasyBlog from user point of view by clicking on Launch Frontend button.

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