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Installation and upgrade notes for Wikka 1.3.4


These are instructions you should follow if you wish to upgrade an existing wiki running on Wikka 1.2 or earlier to 1.3.4. If you are installing Wikka for the first time, please refer to this page instead.

Important notes

Upgrading from 1.1.x to 1.3.4
As of 1.2, WikkaWiki incorporates new support for modularized themes. A new file hierarchy has been introduced, and the old css/ directory is going away. It is imperative that you make a backup of your css/ and templates/ directory BEFORE attempting to upgrade, if you have customized your site theme! Failure to do so will most likely result in a loss of part or all of your theme changes. It's always good practice to back up both your Wikka install directory and your database prior to any upgrades.

Upgrading from 1.2 to 1.3.4
Some CSS changes have been made to the themes, so as always, please make a backup of your default, light, and/or kubric themes if you have customized them. Also, the 1.3.4 installer now backs up the standard installed files in config/, as these have changed significantly. If you have modified your menus, you will have to manually merge your changes into the new installed config/ files.



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Users running previous versions of Wikka are recommended to upgrade or install a fresh package. Upgrading via the web-based wizard takes only a few minutes.

Upgrading from 1.1.6.7 or earlier

Significant changes were made in 1.2, so you're advised to scan through the 1.2 installation notes prior to upgrading. Please be sure to read the important upgrade notice at the top of this page before proceeding.

Upgrading from 1.2

To upgrade from a previous 1.2 or earlier install, simply overwrite all existing files from the installation with a fresh 1.2 download. The upgrader will be invoked so you can verify existing DB and/or config settings. Please be sure to read the important upgrade notice at the top of this page before proceeding.

Feedback

Feedback on potential issues related to upgrading from previous versions is always welcome. Please report any bug, issue or feature suggestion for 1.3.1 in the tracker.


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