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Upgrade confusion.

  • Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    I’m trying to upgrade BP.

    I have deactivated all of my plug-ins. The next line says deactivate the BP plug-in.

    I can’t see it in the plug in the dashboard under “Plug ins”.

    Where should I be looking?

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  • Avatar of Plrk
    plrk
    Participant

    @plrk

    Have you installed BuddyPress in the “plugins” folder or the “mu-plugins” folder?

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    “mu-plugins”

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Put it into Plugins and activate it Site wide

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    OK – I was following the readme file and it said to add it to mu-plugins.

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    Won’t that mess up my current install?

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    Which readme.txt file are you referring to?

    The one that comes with BuddyPress states this in the “Installation” section:

    --- Plugins: ---

    1. Upload everything into the "/wp-content/plugins/buddypress/" directory of
    your installation.
    2. Activate BuddyPress in the "Plugins" admin panel using the "Activate Site Wide"
    or "Activate" link (both work).

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    From the readme file.

    **************************************************************************

    Step 2: Add the BuddyPress plugins to your wp-content/mu-plugins directory

    **************************************************************************

    Drop everything into the ‘wp-content/mu-plugins/’ directory for your installation.

    You do not need to activate plugins dropped into this folder.

    How do I fix this without breaking the current install?

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    Which version of BuddyPress are you running? Where did you find those instructions?

    I don’t think BP has been installed in /mu-plugins/, and has been referenced that way in the readme.txt file, for over four months. I just looked back at 1.0.1, 1.0.2, and 1.0.3 and all three of those versions have in their readme.txt file what I excerpted above.

    Always read the readme.txt file that comes with the installation package.

    Here’s the readme.txt file from v1.0.1: http://trac.buddypress.org/browser/trunk/readme.txt?rev=1621

    Here’s the one from v1.0.3: http://trac.buddypress.org/browser/tags/1.0.3/readme.txt?rev=1614

    Here’s the installation directions located in the BuddyPress codex.

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    I downloaded the zip file in March 2009. It’s 1.0 by the look of it.

    Version number:

    BuddyPress Version Numbers

    Core: 1.0-RC1 / Activity: 1.0-RC1 / Blogs: 1.0-RC1 / Friends: 1.0-RC1 / Groups: 1.0-RC1 / Messages: 1.0-RC1 / Wire: 1.0-RC1 / Profile: 1.0-RC1 / Forums: 1.0-RC1 /

    Readme was in the zip and can be found here:

    http://coastalnet.co.uk/wp-content/mu-plugins/INSTALL-README.txt

    What should my plan be to get the install running as currently intended? I’m a novice with database driven sites and PHP.

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    After making a backup, delete your current BP directory. Download the latest version of BP and use that.

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    What about my active users and blogs – will they all be OK?

    Just to be sure, should I continue using the mu-plugins directory?

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Users and blogs should be ok. Remember you are only going to be replacing the files, you are not going to delete the database or anything like that. Anyway, this sort of thing is why I suggested you back up first, just in case :)

    Yes /plugins

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    A bit ambiguous there. Do you mean to continue using the mu-plugins directory?

    I’ve already done a back up. I guess the best thing for me will be to follow the original readme and overwrite files as necessary. Would you agree?

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
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    @jeffsayre

    I downloaded the zip file in March 2009. It’s 1.0 by the look of it.

    Actually, you are using a pre-release version of 1.0. In fact, you are using the first release candidate (RC1). Before version 1.0 was officially released, there was even an RC2. So, you are five versions behind. There have been significant changes in the BP codebase since then.

    As DJPaul states, do a backup of your Database (DB). Your MySQL DB files are stored in a different place than where you have WPMU and BuddyPress installed.

    Also as Paul states, you will need to switch from /mu-plugins/ to /plugins. This is not an option.

    Here are some detailed instructions. I would read these just so you know how things have changed since RC1.

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/installing-buddypress/upgrading-from-rc-1/

    http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/how-to-upgrade-from-rc2-to-10

    http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/upgrading-from-10x/

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
    Participant

    @kevinheath

    Thanks for your help everybody.

    I’ll read through that lot tomorrow and get on with it.

    Avatar of Jeff Sayre
    Jeff Sayre
    Participant

    @jeffsayre

    I’m setting this to resolved as the issue has been properly addressed.

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