Upgrading to the commercial version

1. Update to the latest version

Before you continue with upgrading to the commercial version, you must update your current version of vldPersonals to the latest one.

2. Backup your database and files

It is recommended that you perform a database backup before performing an update. You can use vldPersonals built in back up utility. You can also back up your original vldPersonals files.

3. Take your site offline

It is also a good idea to take your site offline for the duration of the update so that people visiting your site won't see any PHP errors or other anomalies that may occur while you are uploading files. You can do that in your control panel in the “Settings » General” page.

4. Upload the files

Using an FTP program such as Filezilla, CuteFTP, etc. you will now upload and replace some of the existing folders on your server with the new versions you downloaded.

Image files and font files should be uploaded in BINARY format. All other files should be uploaded in ASCII format (also known as “text” format).

5. Run the upgrade wizard

If you have installed vldPersonals using the “upgrade license” key then skip this step. Otherwise keep reading.

Point your browser to the vldPersonals Upgrade Wizard, located in your main vldPersonals root:

upgrade.php

This file will perform changes that are required in order to update you to the new version of vldPersonals.

Make sure you are accessing the file as you would a regular web page, using an address similar to http://www.your-site.com/upgrade.php Do not access the file locally on your desktop computer.

6. Clean up

When you are finished, delete the “upgrade.php” file from your server. Leaving it on the server is a security risk.