Topic: upgrading from 1.4.6 to 2.0.2
I need to upgrade from 1.4.6 to 2.0.2 as my website is too large and the Search function is crashing. I would also like to take advantage of the additional features that CuteNews offers. The problem is that the documentation is difficult to understand. I have found "How to install or upgrade from 1.4x or 1.5x to v2.0" It is better than another document that I found that was almost unreadable.
I downloaded and unzipped 2.0.2 to a new folder on my own computer: Cutenews 2.0.2. I then deleted as advised, from my installed Cutenews on the host computer: the Inc and Skins folders and also from the root folder Example 1.php and Example 2 .php. I didn't change the cdata folder (it doesn't exist on 1.4.6) or Uploads.
Next the advice paragraph 2 is as quoted: "then unpack the files stored in the zip to the place where the previous version of Cutenews was and update the administraor page. It's recommended to make Logout before updating Cutenews."
I copied all the files from my Cutenews 2.0.2 folder to the server's cutenews folder overwriting any folders that pre-existed. I was then able to create a new Administrator account and received a congratulations message. I had been logged out, or not even logged in! so the advice to Logout is wrong. I tried to login in order to logout and my new password was rejected. That was the end of the upgrade for me.
Result, I am stuck, except I wiped cutenews 2.0.2 and reinstalled 1.4.6 from my home computer backup. So my website still works but I am unable to upgrade to 2.0.2. without some expert advice.
Can anyone explain what I did wrong. My websites are hosted on a Windows server. I would just like to add that I have used 1.4.6 for over 6 years and have had only a few problems that are probaly not due to Cutenews anway Visit My Website