Upgrading DotNetNuke is a fairly straightforward process. But there is probability that your site may not upgrade successfully. It is always important to backup your live site before you start upgrading to the latest DNN versions. If you have changed the core code, you have to embed the code in the latest DNN version after upgrade and verify if things are running smoothly.

Upgrading DotNetNuke is always better if it is done sequentially. For example, if you want to upgrade from DNN 5.1 to DNN 6.0 you start upgrading from 5.01.01 to  5.01.02, 05.01.02 with 05.01.04 and so on till the latest version.

The steps for doing the DNN upgrade are:

1) Backup your Website Files.
2) Backup your Database.
3) Download the Next Latest version of the DNN Upgrade.zip package
4) Copy the contents of the Upgrade Package over the existing Website.
5) Access your new website using http://www.yourdomain.com/install/install.aspx?mode=upgrade
6) Make sure you check the web.config and the connection strings point to the correct values.

That’s it !!! You have upgraded to the latest DNN Version.

If there are any problems, you can revert back to the old installation to make sure your Live site is functioning.

If you want to let us do the upgrade, then please contact 206-855-3113 or info@dotnetix.com