Upgrading an existing site from v 5.7.x to v 8
I am just wondering if other people are having any success with upgrading an existing v 5.7.x website to v 8?
I have tried upgrading three test websites with content from v 184.108.40.206 > v 220.127.116.11 > v 8.0.1
On all three upgrades, I upgraded fine to v 18.104.22.168 but the upgrade to v 8.0.1 resulted in errors, which I have reported.
Are people upgrading their sites successfully to v 8.0.1 from v 22.214.171.124?
Also in my environment information the concrete version is still listed as version 126.96.36.199 for some reason. And a newly installed add-on is not listed at all.
There is a link here that explains the steps to upgrading to version 8.
Make sure you take a copy of the database and files first though. As v 8 is new, you will want to upgrade on a test site first if your site is "live".
If you are installing concrete5 for the first time, you don't need to start with 5.7 and upgrade to v 8, you can install with v 8 from the start.
Can I update the 5.7 site to version 8 from the Dashboard?
So if you upload the v 8.0.2 as described in the instructions there and then you can upgrade through the dashboard.
Actually, I have been trying to migrate 5.7 sites through replacing the concrete5 directories and getting a broken welcome page and missing sitemap. Not sure if it is a one-off success, but I just tried to migrate Elemental sample content v 188.8.131.52 > v 184.108.40.206 and then upgraded via the "Manual Dashboard Update" method to v 8.0.2 and it worked - sitemap and welcome page showing. Will try again see if the success is repeated.
I tried again migrating a site from v 220.127.116.11 > 18.104.22.168 > 8.02 using two methods:
1. replacing concrete5 directories
- sitemap showed this time, welcome page still broken
2. using manual dashboard update method
- upgrade successful (sitemap showing, welcome page not broken)