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This is an old revision of UpgradeNotes made by YanB on 2006-12-27 12:06:57.



Upgrading Wikka to the latest release

Backup, backup, backup!

Wikka releases are upgrade tested before release, but, for your protection, backup all your Wikka files and the Wikka MySQL tables before upgrading.

If you experience any issues with upgrading, leave feedback on this page or use the form below.

If you have a high-traffic site, it is recommended that you lock your site first. Simply create a file called locked in the directory Wakka is located in. This file should contain a (plain text) password on its first line. When you go to your Wakka site, it will then ask you for a user name and password -- enter "admin" as the user name and the password in your locked file as the password. When you're done with upgrading, you should remove the locked file again.
  1. Backup your Wikka Wiki directory.
  1. Backup your Wikka Wiki MySQL data.
  1. Upload all the files and subfolders in the latest Wikka release file to the Wikka installation directory on your web server. Overwrite existing Wikka files. [Note *]
  1. Start your favorite web browser and point it at the Wikka installation directory.
  1. The web-based updater will appear (instead of your site): look it over and make any desired changes, then click Continue at the bottom of the page.
  1. Click Continue on the upgrading status page.
  1. That's it.

Alternative instructions:
  1. Backup your Wikka Wiki directory.
  1. Backup your Wikka Wiki MySQL data.
  1. Delete all of the files and subfolders in the Wikka directory except wikka.config.php. This is the only file that you need.
  1. Read step 3 again -- do not delete the wikka.config.php file.
  1. Upload all the files from the latest Wikka release into the Wikka directory. [Note *]
  1. Point a web browser at the URL for your Wikka Wiki site: The web-based updater will appear (instead of your site) and the Wikka upgrade script will run.

* Note: Make sure you upload the Wikka files into the correct directory. For example, if your Wikka directory is /public_html/wikka, upload the Wikka files and subdirectories into the /public_html/wikka directory..... do not upload the Wikka directory into the Wikka directory so that it looks like this: /public_html/wikka/wikka/. See the difference? In other words, when you select the files in your FTP client, browse into the Wikka release directory and select all files and folders, then upload.

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