Upgrading Concrete Website to Latest Version
Please advise and appreciate any help... tga
I do have other websites that need updating as well but not sure of the versions without looking at them...
Currently running version 184.108.40.206 and the latest version is 220.127.116.11
Another is similar with running 5.5.2 and latest version is 18.104.22.168
Same for another one as well... find it interesting that one site is a different version completely from the rest... does that have something to do with the Concrete Theme being used?
but you may have to do incremental steps. You should be able to get to version 22.214.171.124 which will run on php 7.
To get to version 8 is a giant leap for there.
Sites that are running on any LEGACY version prior to 5.7 (5.4, 5.5 and 5.6) can only upgrade to 126.96.36.199.
There is no upgrade path to go from any LEGACY version to 5.7 or Version 8.
To go from using a LEGACY version to 5.7 or Version 8, you have two options...
1. Attempt to export as much data from your old site using the appropriate 'Migration' addons and attempt to import the data into a new install of Concrete5.
2. Rebuild your site from scratch on a new install of Concrete5.
NOTE - Although upgrading a legacy site to 188.8.131.52 will allow the core to run on PHP7 it does not mean the addons and themes will be PHP7 compatible, this is often where most work is needed in debugging site upgrades.
Also, if you can use cpanel to archive your site and db before you attempt upgrading, that is ideal. Additionally, put your site in maintenance mode during the process.