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Update SMF

Discussion in 'Forums' started by james, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. james New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Hi, can you tell me how to update my SMF please? I knew version 2 came out and would like to update it!

    Any help will be much appreciated.
  2. Dukie New Member

    Member Since:
    Jun 13, 2011

    Well, updating is pretty easy. All you gotta do is go to the SMF download page, which is here: http://download.simplemachines.org/

    Grab the large upgrade package for 2.0 and upload it to your site using FTP. If you have Cpanel, you can just upload the whole .zip (and extract it from Cpanel, using the extraction feature) or else you have to first extract and then upload, allow it to overwrite all the old files.

    After this is done, point your site to upgrade.php, for example if you own a top level .COM domain, then it would be http://yourdomain.com/upgrade.php

    If SMF is installed in a sub folder then the /upgrade.php will go after the name of the sub folder, such is if it was called forum, then it would be http://yourdomain.com/forum/upgrade.php

    If it's a subdomain then it will be the subdomain then your domain name and finally /upgrade.php

    Once you get to that screen, you can follow the easy instructions brought to your by the SMF coders!

    Good luck! and tell us how it goes :) If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask!

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