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Can someone walk me through how to upgrade to the latest version?


#1

I’ve been using PHP list for years, but it was installed by someone who i’m no longer in touch with. I have no idea how to upgrade to the newest version. Can someone give me a simple, step by step description of how to upgrade? I am not a coder or computer genius, just a regular person with average computer skills. Thanks.


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#2

Best way is to follow the steps in the manual for upgrading your phpList.


#3

Thanks for response. When I get to this part of the process, I am lost:
"Back up your database
The method of doing this will depend on your hosting provider. In this example we use cpanel. Click on the MySQL Databases icon. "

I am using Fetch for my database, but I can not locate any PHPlist stuff in my database. I have looked around at all the folders and there is nothing called PHPlist.
My web hosting provider is HostGo. I have contacted them as well but not heard back. Unfortunately the person who helped me set my database up in the first place is no longer available.


#4

To back up your database you need to use your web hosting cPanel (Plesk or cPanel etc). Find the database and make a backup copy, it should be fairly strightforward on how to go about this, or Google how to back up a MySQL database.


#5

Also, if you don’t know the name of the database schema used by phpList, it’s in your config.php file, which is in the config directory.


#6

Thanks for the responses. Here is what Hostgo told me. I am still not sure what a cPanel is or how to proceed.:

"
Have you installed phplist under the folder named ‘lists’? If so here is the database details:

$database_name = “pierrede_phplist”;

$database_user = “pierrede_plst1”;

"


#7

Using Fetch, I found “Public,” then “Lists”, then “Config” then I found a file called “config.php” .
Is this the only thing I need to back up?


#8

Hey thanks for all the help, i figured it out. Much appreciated.


#9

No, it’s the database itself you need to backup. Have you managed to do this??


#10

I finally figured this out and got the new version loaded. Thanks so much for your help and patience!


#11

Hey thanks to all who helped. Is there a way to mark this conversation “Solved” and give positive reviews?