Upgrading to version 6.x can only be done from version 5.x. If you have an earlier version you should upgrade to version 5 first and then upgrade to version 6.
We strongly suggest that you read this document in its entirety first before proceeding with your upgrade. This way you’ll be sure you have all the files and pieces in hand prior to starting.
The upgrade from version 5. x to version 6.x will not be started automatically. Instead you must:
All your plugins MUST be updated to the latest versions. This means downloading new files directly from our store.
Once you have downloaded the files you should unzip them one by one and upload them to your Simple:Press plugins folder. Alternatively, you can delete your plugins from the FORUM->PLUGINS screen and then upload the new ones.
After all plugin files have been uploaded you can navigate to the FORUMS->PLUGINS screen to reactivate them. We recommend that you reactivate them one at a time, testing as you go to make sure they work as you expect.
As with plugins, all your themes MUST be updated to the latest versions. This means downloading new files directly from our store.
Once you have downloaded the files you should unzip them one by one and upload them to your Simple:Press themes folder.
Alternatively, you can delete your themes from the FORUM->THEMES screen and then upload the new ones.
To upgrade your custom themes please read this item in our documentation library: Theme Changes 6.0.0
If you want to make sure you can get the best support from us with your update, you should make a backup of your site with Updraft Plus before starting your upgrade. Unlike most backup plugins, Updraft Plus uses standard zip files. After the backup is done, download the zip files to your local machine. Then, if support is needed and we request a pre-upgrade copy of your site, you can just send us the .zip files. We will use these files to restore your site on our support servers for testing and debugging.