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I have a pretty old version of OCPortal, 2.1.6 I think. Could someone please point me towards the update page??

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Hi,

The best way to handle this is to make a second ocPortal install, of the latest version, and then to use the 'ocPortal merge' importer in it to import the contents of your old site.

Jumping between major versions isn't a supported upgrade path (there has been 2.5 and 2.6 inbetween 2.1 and 3.0), but we did make sure the merge importer was 2.1-compatible.


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Could I just upgrade in steps?

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You could (the files are in our archive, at ocPortal - Root). However with major versions we tend to have to break compatibility with things, especially themes. The advantage to importing is it side steps all the issues of removing or updating old files, and gives you a clean slate to work with, yet preserves your data.


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Will it preserve any changes i've made to the code of the pages themselves?

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No, because you'll be uploading new pages on top of them (replacing them)



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Perhaps. It depends what kind of 'code' and what kind of 'page'. If you are referring to PHP code, hopefully you'd followed our procedures to isolate changes, so that you could easily find out what you changed, and then manually reapply it.
If you're referring to Comcode in Comcode Pages, you could simply copy the .txt files that they are saved in.


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I'll give the merge a try. Where do I find this "merge importer"?

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It's "Import" in the "Tools" section of the adminzone.

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