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Upgrading to WC Vendors Pro 1.5.0

MAJOR UPDATE

This is a major update that may cause your site to break. You should test this on a staging server before you try this update on your live site. Perform a backup before you update.

WC Vendors Pro 1.5.0 is required for WC Vendors 2.0 to run. Major changes were made to the internals of the code which made it impossible to make the different versions backwards compatible with each other.

Backups

You should be performing regular updates of your marketplace to ensure that if you do have any issues you can quickly and easily restore any problems. There are two areas that need to be backed up

  • Files – This is your themes, plugins and uploaded data
  • Database – This is everything

How to backup 

Automatic

If you are using dedicated WordPress hosting or managed hosting then your site is probably being backed up or has an option for backup. Contact your hosting company to see if this is being performed. If it isn’t get this setup so that you can get back to managing your marketplace.

Manually

You can manually backup your files and database using plugins or via FTP. You can find any number of blog articles on how to do this online.

Staging Server

A marketplace is a business and staying online and selling is critical to any online business due to this a staging server is a must have. A staging server is an exact copy of your website that you can test updates on. This ensures that you can test any critical updates like our major update without affecting your main website. If you do not have a staging server setup, contact your hosting company to see if this is an option. There is also a plugin that allows you to setup a staging server which is another option. You can find more information about this option here – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-staging/

How to upgrade

Please ensure that you are running the latest version of WC Vendors 2.0 and above before performing these steps.

Manually via WordPress Dashboard

  1. Download the latest version of WC Vendors Pro from My Account / Downloads
  2. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  3. Go to the plugins page
  4. Select Add New
  5. Then click Upload plugin
  6. Upload the zip file.
  7. Return to the plugin screen.
  8. Deactivate the current version of WC Vendors Pro if it is still active.
  9. Activate WC Vendors Pro 1.5.0
  10. You will be prompted to run the upgrade script. This will migrate all your settings into the new system.
  11. Confirm that your settings have been completely migrated.
  12. Update complete.

Manually Via FTP/SFTP

  1. Download the latest version of WC Vendors Pro from My Account / Downloads
  2. Uncompress the zip file on your local computer
  3. FTP/SFTP to your web host
  4. Navigate to wp-content/plugins
  5. Upload the new WC Vendors Pro folder (you can overwrite the existing files but do not merge them)
  6. Login to your WordPress Dashboard
  7. Go to the plugins page
  8. If the plugin is not activated, activate it
  9. You will be prompted to run the upgrade script. This will migrate all your settings into the new system.
  10. Confirm that your settings have been completely migrated.
  11. Update complete.

Problems

Although we have tested this update there is always a chance that something in your specific setup will discover a bug that we were unable to test for. If this is the case, please submit a ticket.

https://www.wcvendors.com/submit-ticket/

Can I Downgrade?

Although WC Vendors 1.5.0 is not backwards compatible you can downgrade back to the 1.4.6 branch without any issue. The easiest way to do this is via the WP Rollback plugin – https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-rollback/

 

Updated on May 11, 2018

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