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How to manually update a plugin?

edited March 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

I have a plugin installed on my forum, and just found that a new version is available via GitHub. How do I update?

Is it like this?

Disable plugin > download new version > replace existing files with new ones > enable

Is that it? or am I missing something? Thanks.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
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    What you suggested will work. At least on all of the plugins I have updated. You might want to copy the files from the orginal plugin to some other directory and copy your config.php somewhere else (in case you want to see what changes were made or in case you need to revert). Also make sure the new plugin update is compatible with your version of vanilla. (e.g. if you are using vanilla 2.0.17x and the new plugin update requires 2.018.3 you might be out of luck).

    You can always download the plugin code to your home machine and unzip it in another directory to look at it prior to install.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
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    What you suggested will work. At least on all of the plugins I have updated. You might want to copy the files from the orginal plugin to some other directory and copy your config.php somewhere else (in case you want to see what changes were made or in case you need to revert). Also make sure the new plugin update is compatible with your version of vanilla. (e.g. if you are using vanilla 2.0.17x and the new plugin update requires 2.018.3 you might be out of luck).

    You can always download the plugin code to your home machine and unzip it in another directory to look at it prior to install.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    Good suggestions. Thanks!

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