- Created on 31 October 2010
I've released the EZ Autos 6.1.1 package today which addresses some minor bugs with the frontend vehicle makes and models pages, the add new makes and models functions on the frontend, the frontend and admin area print pages, and a couple of other small issues with some missing language tags.
As a bugfix upgrade - there have been no new features implemented, and none of the associated modules or companion components have had changes. So, you'll only need to upgrade your EZ Autos installation if wanting to take advantage of the bugfixes.
As usual - the download package contains a new installation package for use with the Joomla extension installer, and an upgrade package for use via FTP. If you're upgrading from an earlier 6x version of EZ Autos - you'll also need to upgrade your language files too - so don't forget to do this.
Doing an upgrade from an earlier EZ Autos 6x version is relatively easy, and the essential steps are as follows:-
Backup your site's files and database. This is always the first thing to do, as you will need these in case something goes wrong and you need to restore your site
FTP into your site - go to the Joomla root directory.
unzip the com_autos_version#_upgrade.zip, and then browse the local file structure using your FTP program until you find the unzipped directory. Move into this and you'll see 2 directories called "administrator" and "components". Just check again in the FTP window for your server - you should also see directories by the same name in that window.
upload the 2 directories using the FTP program, and when asked about overwriting existing files/directories - select yes. Make sure all of the files and directories have a successful upload indicator, because some server configurations may prevent the upload via FTP and that will result in a failed upgrade process.
once the new files have been uploaded, log into the admin area and follow the "components"->"EZ Autos" menu link and you'll be into the EZ Autos admin cPanel. If everything has gone as it should - everything should continue to work normally, and you should see the new version number in the footer of EZ Autos.
inside the com_ezautos_version#_upgrade.zip - you'll see a language directory - and that directory has the various EZ Autos language files. Upload the necessary language files to both the admin and frontend language directories of your Joomla site, remembering to upload the files to the relevant language sub-directory - eg. en-GB if using the english language.
As with any upgrade process - take your time to read the instructions, don't try an upgrade if you're tired or feeling pressured for time - and if you're uncertain about how to do it - drop by the helpdesk for some pre-upgrade assistance :-)