By Lee Sykes
In this tutorial we demonstrate how to upgrade DotNetNuke using the manual method. This method has to be used when upgrading any DotNetNuke versions below 4.6.2.
The manual method of upgrading will work for any version of DotNetNuke.
If your version of DotNetNuke is above v4.6.2 then you can use the auto merge upgrade method
which we have covered in a separate tutorial. The auto merge method is much quicker for upgrading as you no longer have to edit the web.config file.
In this tutorial we upgrade DotNetNuke v4.4.1 to v4.6.2. If you wish to upgrade to v5.x then follow the auto merge upgrade tutorial
once you have upgraded to v4.6.2. In this tutorial we demonstrate the steps that you would follow for upgrading a live website.
How to backup a live hosted DotNetNuke website and restore it to a localhost installation
How to Upgrade DotNetNuke from v3.2.2 to v4.4.1
The videos contain:
Video 1 - Introduction, Download, Backup
- When to use the manual method
- How to check your DotNetNuke installation version
- How to download the DotNetNuke upgrade packages
- How to extract the zip files
- Backup Everything!
- How to take the live site offline
- How to create an app_offline.htm file
Time Length: 10min 58secs
Video 2 - How to Merge the Data
- How to merge the data from the release.config to the web.config
- Connection Strings
- How to turn off Auto Upgrade
- Installation Date
- Machine Key Settings
Time Length: 8min 25secs
Video 3 - How to Initiate the DotNetNuke Upgrade and Upgrade the Core Modules
- How to FTP all DNN upgrade files
- How to reset the permissions on the DotNetNuke installation files
- How to initiate the upgrade process
- How to check your DotNetNuke installation for a successful upgrade
- How to fix the styling problems
- How to check the DotNetNuke version installed
- How to upgrade the DotNetNuke core modules
- How to extract the latest core modules from the DotNetNuke install zip
- How to make the latest versions of the modules available to install
- How to install the updated modules
Time Length: 10min 55secs
Total Time Length: 30min 18secs