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Updates#

This guide explains how to update WoltLab Suite from an older version.

Note

This article is intended for customers who run the software independently on their own server or web hosting.

Upgrading WoltLab Suite 5.2 to 5.3#

  1. Make sure that you have followed the instructions for installing all pending minor updates.

  2. Before performing major updates, the maintenance mode should be activated via the configuration.

  3. We recommend creating a backup before installing major updates.

  4. For the update, the following package servers must be added in the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Package Server → Add Server:

    Field Content
    Address http://update.woltlab.com/5.3/
    Username (Your license number)
    Password (Your serial)
    Field Content
    Address http://store.woltlab.com/5.3/
    Username (Username of your WoltLab account)
    Password (Password of your WoltLab account)
  5. In the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Packages click on the button Search For Updates and then select all available updates.

  6. After installing major updates, it is recommended to rebuild the data. To do this, call up Management → Maintenance → Rebuild Data in the admin panel and execute all actions in sequence.

Upgrading WoltLab Suite 3.1 to 5.2#

  1. Make sure that you have followed the instructions for installing all pending minor updates.

  2. Before performing major updates, the maintenance mode should be activated via the configuration.

  3. We recommend creating a backup before installing major updates.

  4. For the update, the following package servers must be added in the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Package Server → Add Server:

    Field Content
    Address http://update.woltlab.com/2019/
    Username (Your license number)
    Password (Your serial)
    Field Content
    Address http://store.woltlab.com/2019/
    Username (Username of your WoltLab account)
    Password (Password of your WoltLab account)
  5. In the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Packages click on the button Search For Updates and then select all available updates.

  6. After installing major updates, it is recommended to rebuild the data. To do this, call up Management → Maintenance → Rebuild Data in the admin panel and execute all actions in sequence.

Note

The option Storage Location has been removed in WoltLab Suite 5.2, but is still implicitly available for use. If you've set up a custom value for this option, you'll have to manually configure the path before proceeding with the upgrade. Please edit the file config.inc.php located in the installation directory of WoltLab Suite Core, which also holds the credentials for the database access. Please append the following line at the end of the file: define('ATTACHMENT_STORAGE', '/the/path/that/you/have/been/set/up/before/');

Upgrading WoltLab Suite 3.0 to 3.1#

  1. Make sure that you have followed the instructions for installing all pending minor updates.

  2. Before performing major updates, the maintenance mode should be activated via the configuration.

  3. We recommend creating a backup before installing major updates.

  4. For the update, the following package servers must be added in the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Package Server → Add Server:

    Field Content
    Address http://update.woltlab.com/tornado/
    Username (Your license number)
    Password (Your serial)
    Field Content
    Address http://store.woltlab.com/tornado/
    Username (Username of your WoltLab account)
    Password (Password of your WoltLab account)
  5. In the admin panel under Configuration → Packages → Packages click on the button Search For Updates and then select all available updates.

  6. After installing major updates, it is recommended to rebuild the data. To do this, call up Management → Maintenance → Rebuild Data in the admin panel and execute all actions in sequence.

Upgrading Burning Board 4.1 to WoltLab Suite 3.0#

  1. Make sure that you have followed the instructions for installing all pending minor updates.

  2. Before performing major updates, the maintenance mode should be activated via the configuration.

  3. We recommend creating a backup before installing major updates.

  4. For the update, the following package servers must be added in the admin panel under System → Packages → Package Server → Add Server:

    Field Content
    Address http://update.woltlab.com/vortex/
    Username (Your license number)
    Password (Your serial)
    Field Content
    Address http://store.woltlab.com/vortex/
    Username (Username of your WoltLab account)
    Password (Password of your WoltLab account)
  5. In the admin panel under System → Packages → Packages click on the button Search For Updates and then select all available updates.

  6. After installing major updates, it is recommended to rebuild the data. To do this, call up Management → Maintenance → Rebuild Data in the admin panel and execute all actions in sequence.

Upgrading Burning Board 4.0 to WoltLab Suite 4.1#

  1. Make sure that you have followed the instructions for installing all pending minor updates.

  2. Before performing major updates, the maintenance mode should be activated via the configuration.

  3. We recommend creating a backup before installing major updates.

  4. For the update, the following package servers must be added in the admin panel under System → Packages → Package Server → Add Server:

    Field Content
    Address http://update.woltlab.com/typhoon/
    Username (Your license number)
    Password (Your serial)
    Field Content
    Address http://store.woltlab.com/typhoon/
    Username (Username of your WoltLab account)
    Password (Password of your WoltLab account)
  5. In the admin panel under System → Packages → Packages click on the button Search For Updates and then select all available updates.

  6. After installing major updates, it is recommended to rebuild the data. To do this, call up Management → Maintenance → Rebuild Data in the admin panel and execute all actions in sequence.