Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:44 Written by Carole Bennett Sunday, 15 July 2012 12:00
In Part 1, we covered how to set up your local testing environment with the latest database version from your mojoPortal live site, and how to download and apply the update locally for testing. We’ll pick up from there with the areas that usually require the most attention after running an update, ensuring that your updates are solid, and applying the update to your live site.
The first, and usually the most glaringly obvious issue with upgrades, is the fact that the supporting infrastructure for the UI (“skins”) has a tendency to change frequently, in response to changes from ongoing technology and supporting software, such as Artisteer. Depending on how long it’s been since your last upgrade, the changes may be small, or cause your site to look horribly awry. Have no fear; Joe and his team have been keeping a running update on what changes to apply for each version at “Important Skin Changes” - be sure to go through each step to confirm that you’ve applied all the changes to your mojoPortal skins.Learn More
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 July 2012 09:44 Written by Carole Bennett Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:00
The frequent release cycles of mojoPortal ensure that users have access to the latest improvements implemented by the mojoPortal development team. It’s always a good idea to work with the latest version of your CMS, in order to leverage the best support and features. However, upgrades can also present unexpected issues, and some can be real show-stoppers, especially in the case of customized mojoPortal implementations. Here are some tips on how to upgrade your mojoPortal site without losing downtime due to unexpected incompatibilities.
The first thing to do is to make sure you’ve got the same version of database engine on your local machine as you’ve been leveraging on your hosting server – if your hosting provider is running MSSQL 2008, for instance, make sure you’re running the same version on your local testing environment, right down to the release version – you’ll see more on why that’s important shortly.Learn More
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 02:38 Written by Rodolfo Hernandez Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:00
Elgg 1.8 is out and if you have an Elgg site with version 1.7 we strongly recommend you to upgrade to keep our servers safe.
Last Elgg release (1.8.5) added more security features to keep your Elgg network safe from XSS attacks and also fixed a loophole that allowed users to register without validation which could be used by spammers to spam your site and waste our server resources.
Aside from that, Elgg 1.8 comes with new features which are:
• New group activity widget for user dashboard.
This widget show you a river of new of all your groups the newest, the latest discussions and the popular, the most easy way to administrate yours groups and the groups you own.Learn More
Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 07:15 Written by Rodolfo Hernandez Monday, 27 February 2012 12:00
In this quick article, I will give you some recommendations if you are getting several deprecated warnings in Elgg 1.8.
I’ve been getting several emails from our Elgg users telling that they are getting some odd messages on their Elgg networks. Those odd messages were deprecated warnings. What are those? Those are messages that appear when you are using a plugin that was written or developed for older Elgg versions.
Elgg 1.8 was released a couple of months ago and some of the plugins are yet to be upgraded to the current Elgg release.Learn More
Last Updated on Thursday, 25 August 2011 01:14 Written by Rodolfo Hernandez Saturday, 27 August 2011 12:00
I have been getting a lot of questions about the future release of Elgg 1.8 which, as far as I know, will be out in a week. Users are asking me about how to upgrade, will it be available in our servers, etc. All those questions and more will be covered here!Learn More