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How to Upgrading Dokuwiki

The newest Release Candidate named »Angua RC1« was released on 2011-11-10. Let's upgrade.

      Release Candidate 2011-11-10 “Angua RC1”
      Release 2011-05-25a “Rincewind”
      Release 2011-05-25 “Rincewind”
      Release 2010-11-07a “Anteater”
      Release 2009-12-25c “Lemming”
      Release 2009-02-14b
      Release 2008-05-05
      Release 2007-06-26
      Release 2006-11-06
      Release 2006-03-09
      Release 2006-03-05
      Release 2005-09-22
      Release 2005-09-19
      Release 2005-07-13
      Release 2005-07-01

It's adjuvant to read Changelog | in German. The previous page contains a summary of changes between the official DokuWiki releases, only the biggest changes are listed there.
Notice: This blog entry is just a summary of Upgrading | in German.

Checklist for Upgrading Dokuwiki

  1. First of all make a backup of your whole Dokuwiki. (FTP or SSH)
  cp -a /path/to/wiki/ /path/to/wikibackup 
  
  1. Download the newest Dokuwiki Release Candidate and unpack the file.
  2. Remove /install.php
  3. Overwrite your Installation with the unpacked Release Candidate.
  4. Remove no longer used files: Files to remove.
  5. Update also Plugins and the Template you're using.

Troubleshooting

If you encounter some inconsistencies in DokuWiki's behaviour after upgrading, you should delete the cache files in data/cache/. You should make sure your browser hasn't cached old stylesheets or JavaScript by forcing a reload (Shift-F5 or Ctrl-Shift-R in most browsers).

Related pages that might apply:

  • updatecheck – if update notifications persist
  • toolbar – Quickbuttons and JavaScript problems
  • searchindex – if search box gives you no result