If you're upgrading your development site or localhost, please use Upgrading EasyDiscuss via Full Installer.
Upgrading EasyDiscuss is very easy. Whenever, a version of EasyDiscuss on the site is outdated, you will noticed a box appearing on the EasyDiscuss Dashboard Sidebar that looks similar to the screenshot below.
Before proceed with the updates, please ensure the following pre-requisites has been checked. This can be very helpful if anything went south, you will be able to restore your previous stable site.
- Backup of the site's database (For just in case purposes).
- Backup of the modified files (Important).
Please do understand that we will not be responsible if your modified files are deleted during the upgrade process. It is your responsibility to make a backup of your own files.
Download The Installer
The installer can be found on our site, which is on your Dashboard. Once logged into your account dashboard, you should be able to see the list of subscription that you're currently having. Choose EasyDiscuss and click on download Launcher Package button to get the installer package.
Once you have acquire EasyDiscuss 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 EasyDiscuss Installer
Firstly, navigate to the Joomla Extension Manager by accessing Extensions > Manage > Install.
Click on the Browse button to locate and select the EasyDiscuss 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 EasyDiscuss will be displayed. The site must meet the Minimum System Requirements before continuing the installation process.
There are two installation options available for EasyDiscuss. As for this guide, we will be using Installation via The Network.
If you have more that one license with us, you will be able to choose the license to be used for the installation as you can see from the screnshot 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 EasyDiscuss package will be directly downloaded to your server and automatically install on your site.
If anything 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 Steps to proceed with the addons installation.
Post Installation Maintenance
There are times when EasyDiscuss 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 EasyDiscuss settings by clicking on Launch Backend button or experience EasyDiscuss from user point of view by clicking on Launch Frontend button