It is always recommended to stay up to date with the latest version of any software to avoid running into unnecessary bugs by receiving the latest updates from us. Three things to remember each time you run upgrade are Backup, backup, and backup.
Make it a habit or running a backup before uninstalling/upgrading ANY component; this includes EasyDiscuss. There are may school of thoughts or ways to backup your site, but please stick with what you're comfortable with. We would like to recommend you to read through this documentation on Backing Up Your Site.
Actually, upgrading is just as simple as installing the component. You could either:
- Install the latest installer over the existing component.
- OR, uninstall the previous version and install the latest version again.
Please choose which version you're upgrading from and to: