Upgrade Legacy EasyBlog 3.9 to EasyBlog 5.0
Thanks for your interest in EasyBlog 5. Here we will list the steps which you can take to upgrade your EasyBlog 3.9 to EasyBlog 5.
Do Not Upgrade Legacy EasyBlog 3.9 Via Updater
If you're trying to update legacy EasyBlog through updater, the installation process will not complete.
Upgrading your legacy EasyBlog 3.9 via updater, will not be working correctly and will absolutely hit this error. EasyBlog 3.9 cannot support the new version of EasyBlog 5. You will need to follow the steps provided below.
Downloading EasyBlog Installer
Upgrading legacy EasyBlog to the latest can be done by downloading the latest launcher package from your dashboard.
Once you have acquire EasyBlog installer package, you may proceed with the installation. The installation process is fairly simple and very straight forward. It is as easy as uploading the installer package via Joomla Extension manager and follow the designed steps on the installer.
Uploading EasyBlog Installer
Firstly, navigate to the Joomla Extension Manager by accessing Extensions > Manage > Install.
Click on the Browse button to locate and select the EasyBlog installer package. Once ready, click on Upload & Install button to continue the installation process.
Once the uploading process was completed, a screen that looks similar like this will be displayed. Continue the installation by clicking on Proceed With Installation button.
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.
If you have more than one license with us, you'll be able to choose the license to use for the installation as you can see from the screen shot below:
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.
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.
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.
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.