VERSION UPDATE: 8.1
In this update you'll find a any fixes since the release of 8.03 as well as the features below.
. New reworked mobile interface for smartphone browsers
. Added new next prev image navigation arrows on showphoto.
. New Mail Settings and added support for SMTP mail.
. New Enhanced Captcha Setting in Usergroup Permissions to aid in the prevention of spam.
. Added Support for the new vbulletin 4.20 Navigation Manager.
. Added Support for the new php 5.1 and greater default timezone setting as alot of servers are being setup with this blank which will cause errors in php scripting as it needs to be set.
You will need to run the upgrade.php script after updating your files. Read the upgrade.txt in the documentation folder for complete instructions.
You will need to redo your vb4 plugins if using that integration type and you will want to edit your config settings and save to add the new timezone setting.
I've copied 8.1 files over 8.03 except the config files, and all admin links have vanished so I can't generate the XML file and there is no administrative rights if I delete the install directory, and I go to the upgrade.php there is no option to upgrade from 8.03 to 8,1
What I need to remake?
If go to admin-inc.php there is a warning that I don't have admin rights...
I've read to uninstall ppost plugin before upgrading. I'ts this the way?
Last edited by delfi_r; June 24th, 2012 at 02:24 PM.
Have you ran the upgrade script? It sounds to me like you have not ran the upgrade. The usergroup captcha field is added in 8.1 and if you did not run your upgrade meaning that field does not exist that means we can not grab the usergroup info. You will never be an admin till you run the upgrade for 8.03 to 8.1 to add in the required fields.
The upgrade instructions are very clear you upload everything run the upgrade and then for vb4 you can go to adm-index.php which is admin and redo the xml provided you have applied all proper permissions.
Number one issue with upgrading is no one reads the documentation.
I've reverted my main site, so you can see it's 8.03.
My test site is vbulletin.e-espai.es and there the upgrade is done (with errors as there is only 7->8 upgrade settings (not 8.03 to 8.1) and there I have the new menu and there I have the permissions applied (before the upgrade) and no permissions now.
On my production site the upgrade process didn't bring the new menu, so the no permissions message appeared going to adm-index.php
config files saved from 8.03 to 8.1: config-inc.new.php, config-int.new.php; config-int.php and config-inc.php, so no problems appeared when reverting files.
Upgrade instructions applied:
Copy the content to the site except config.files
Run upgrade.php (this fails!!!!! if you apply 7->8 upgrade)
Delete install directory to access to site
run adm-index.php to re-generate the xml plugins file
If there is more documentation to read, please point me there. I hadn't problems to update to 8.03 and to apply the fix for working on vB4.20.
upgrade.php (7->8) generates this message:
Preparing to update database...
Error performing MySQL command: DROP TABLE pp_ecards;
Error: Unknown table 'pp_ecards'
Error performing MySQL command: ALTER TABLE pp_sort ADD sortby VARCHAR( 1 ) DEFAULT '';
Error: Duplicate column name 'sortby'
Error performing MySQL command: ALTER TABLE pp_sort ADD sortdir VARCHAR( 3 ) DEFAULT '';
Error: Duplicate column name 'sortdir'
Error performing MySQL command: INSERT INTO pp_settings VALUES (255, 'Enable Mobile Phone Viewing?', 'mobile', 'This will forward mobile phones to the mobile directory for viewing content on mobile devices.', 'yes', 21, 2)
Error: Duplicate entry '255' for key 'PRIMARY'
Error performing MySQL command: INSERT INTO pp_settings VALUES (256, 'Censored Word List', 'wordfilter', 'Enter words you wish to centor from posts or comments separated by a comma!', '', 25, 2)
Error: Duplicate entry '256' for key 'PRIMARY'
Error performing MySQL command: INSERT INTO pp_settings VALUES (257, 'Banned Word List', 'banlist', 'Enter words you wish to ban from being posted on your site seperated by a comma!', '', 26, 2)
Error: Duplicate entry '257' for key 'PRIMARY'
There is nothing like 'usergroup captcha field' in the errors
You will get a duplicate error if the query is already done so that looks normal. You should not have reverted as you where probally so close.
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You would have to give me more info to assist you buddy. All the numerous upgrades installs I have done in the past couple weeks has been with 8.1 as well as I run it on several sites so I know without question it works.
The issue you reported clearly has only one resolution as without that captcha field you will never have admin access in the 8.1 series. The forum integration files where all updated.
You can send site data to me if you want me to look through the contact us link in the header.
The query is sound so if you run that query what happens?
When I run the query, the result was just OK! as expected and the table created so when I run the upgrade.php there is an error (not fatal) that says duplicate table creation, but I haven't captured the error on the screen.