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    The procedure below describes an upgrade from WoltLab Suite 3.1.x only. If you would like to upgrade from an earlier version, please see our help guides to learn more.

    Step 1: Enable maintenance mode

    The maintenance mode disables the forums and most other features (including cronjobs) to preserve data consistency. We understand that putting a live forum into maintenance mode is unpleasant, but failing to do so will most likely cause data inconsistency and might even cause the upgrade to fail.

    Step 2: Create a backup

    You should always create a backup before applying any updates, but upgrading is a much more complicated and irreversible process. If for any reason the process fails before completion, your installation is most likely irreparably damaged and cannot be recovered, except for restoring it from a backup.


    A full backup consists of two parts:

    1. Full database dump
      We recommend using mysqldump (if you have access to the command line) or the free PhpMyAdmin.
    2. Full copy of the forum files
      Create a copy of all files belonging to the software and its components, including all user-generated data, e.g. attachments

    Avoid mixing database dumps with file copies originating from a different point of time, it will most likely not work or cause serve damage to your forums.

    Step 3: (Optional) Increase PHP and/or database timeouts if possible

    The upgrade process will make changes to some key tables, including the user table and message-related tables, e.g. for posts or conversation messages. Depending on the size of your forum, this can take quite some time to complete and running into a timeout will break the entire upgrade. Please make temporary adjustments to these timeouts at your own discretion.

    Step 4: Update your Installation

    Please run a full update through ACP > System > Packages > List Packages and click on the button Search for Updates. You must run the latest versions in order to perform an upgrade, earlier versions are not supported.

    Step 5: Add the update servers

    1. Navigate to ACP > System > Packages > List Update Servers
    2. Click on the button Add Server
    3. Insert http://update.woltlab.com/2019/ into the field Address and leave all other fields empty
    4. Click the Submit button to add the new Server
    5. Insert http://store.woltlab.com/2019/ into the field Address and leave all other fields empty
    6. Click the Submit button to add the new Server

    Step 6: Perform the update

    Please navigate to ACP > System > Packages > List Packages and click on the button Search for Updates. The system should redirect you to a new page offering WoltLab Suite 3 and maybe other products.

    Step 7: Rebuild all data

    Some changes require you to rebuild data, it is recommended to run all steps listed in ACP > Management > Rebuild Data once the update has completed.

    We're pleased to announce the release of the WoltLab Suite 5.2, consisting of the powerful Core package and our 5 modular apps that enrich your site and community.


    This version puts great emphasis on consistency and backwards-compatibility, evolving existing features to match the on-going development in expectations and adding more features that tightly integrate into existing sites. We've spend quite a lot of time evaluating every single feature in our software suite, eventually making a lot of small and large changes to both improve your users' experience and to make it easier for you to manage your community. We truly believe that a community is a living thing that is constantly evolving and so should the software, the very foundation of your community.


    We have also made a slight change to the version numbers, all products now share the same version number 5.2.


    We were really amazed by the large amount of people that have actively participated in the beta test and supported us with their observations and suggestions, enabling us to build a truly amazing software for your community. Thank you!

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.4+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    Upgrading is supported for WoltLab Suite 3.1.11 or newer, the responsible update server http://update.woltlab.com/2019/ needs to be added to the list of update servers. Please keep in mind that we do not gurantee the stability of the upgrade, under no circumstances should you upgrade your installation without creating a full backup before. Upgrade at your own risk!

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 RC 2 to future versions is guaranteed. You may use the apps until February 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.

    Compatibility with PHP 7.4

    This version is compatible with PHP 7.4.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 RC 2

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 RC 2

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 RC 2

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 RC 2

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 RC 2

    The only proper way is too adjust everything that you want to be scaled down, like reducing the font size, paddings, margins, etc. "Zoom" is basically like using a scrap press to make your car a bit smaller. It works, but the result is a constant source of strange artifacts and rounding errors.

    The style author uses a different approach, but this additional (!) rule should do the job.

    CSS
    @include screen-lg {
        .pageContainer {
            min-width: auto;
            max-width: none;
            width: 80%;
        }
    }

    I wouldn't recommend to zoom the site, the results are overall pretty poor and the aforementioned anti aliasing decreases the legibility of the site. Just looking at the menu buttons, that text is anything but sharp. This also means that image quality decreases and longer messages become harder to read.


    I can see the motivation behind your approach, but I don't think that it outweights the drawbacks from a user's perspective.

    Why would you even zoom the entire site, this introduces a lot of scaling issues including fuzzy text and other sorts of artifacts as a side effect of anti aliasing attempts? Are you just trying to reduce the width?

    Hello,


    This isn't the proper way to approach this, especially not with zoom which has so many strange effects. Just edit the style, set it to like 80% width and you're done, you don't need this strange and horribly outdated code




    Disclaimer: The custom style may have different settings applied that could interfere with this, when in doubt ask the style creator for help.

    Hello,


    The backup was not restored properly, some parts of the new version are still there. These white boxes are actually buttons that are missing some styles. Maybe this is just an issue with outdated caches, you can try to reset the cache via Maintenance > Cache.

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.4+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    Upgrading is supported for WoltLab Suite 3.1.11 or newer, the responsible update server http://update.woltlab.com/2019/ needs to be added to the list of update servers. Please keep in mind that we do not gurantee the stability of the upgrade, under no circumstances should you upgrade your installation without creating a full backup before. Upgrade at your own risk!

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 RC 1 to future versions is guaranteed. You may use the apps until February 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.

    Compatibility with PHP 7.4

    This version is compatible with PHP 7.4.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 RC 1

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 RC 1

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 RC 1

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 RC 1

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 RC 1

    Hello,


    You can renew at any time without downsides, upgrading a license from 4.0 -> 5.2 or 5.1 -> 5.2 both yield the same result. The only requirement is that the license is valid for at least Burning Board 4.0 (in general apps for WoltLab Community Framework 2.0 or higher).

    Hello,


    You can upgrade to 5.2.0 RC 1, as soon as it is available, at your own discretion. While we will guarantee an update path to the final version, we cannot guarantee that this verion is completely stable nor that there aren't any issue that could cause data corruption. I highly recommend to keep at least one working backup of the state before performing the upgrade, in case any sort of issue occurs while using the RC versions.

    Posts in the trash bin do not contribute to the number of posts of a thread, but the user's post counter remains unaffected. This is different from disabled posts which do not add to the post counter.

    Hello,


    The current version is Beta 4 which is neither recommended for production environments nor should they be used as a base for translation. You should wait until the first version RC 1 which is expected to arrive soon, as there will be no more changes to the set of features afterwards. Furthermore update support is only guaranteed starting with the RC versions, previous versions, including the Beta 4, are not guranteed to be updatable.

    Introducing WoltLab Suite 5.2, the next big step in the history of community and forum solutions and successor of the previous WoltLab Suite 3 series.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 5.2 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 7.0.22 or newer (PHP 7.3+ recommended)
    • MySQL 5.5.35 (or newer) / MariaDB 5.5.47 (or newer) / MariaDB 10.0.22 (or newer)
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 76+, Firefox 68+, Safari 12+, Microsoft Edge 44+ [EdgeHTML 18+])

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer.
    2. Extract the archive.
    3. Upload the files install.php, test.php and WCFSetup.tar.gz onto your webserver.
    4. Start the installation by navigating with your webbrowser to the test.php.

    Updating from earlier versions

    This beta version explicitly does not support updating from WoltLab Suite 3.x, update support will be added with the upcoming version 5.2.0 RC 1.

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. An update from WoltLab Suite 5.2 Beta 4 to future versions is not guaranteed. You may use the apps until January 6th, 2020, if you would like to continue using this software past this date, you'll have obtain a valid product license.


    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and report of possible issues in this forum.

    Version Number Changes

    The forum app historically used a much higher version number, which wasn't ideal at all times. Starting with this release, all our products have been bumped up to version 5.2.

    Compatibility with PHP 7.4

    The version Beta 4 adds support for PHP 7.4, please report any issues related to PHP 7.4 in the forums. Updates for the WoltLab Suite 3.x series will be released shortly, adding support for PHP 7.4 for these versions too.



    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 5.2 Beta 4

    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 5.2 Beta 4