Upgrading to Version 1.3.0.0

Update the Database

As of version 1.2.1.0, there is no need to perform a manual update to the MySQL database (via phpMyAdmin or other means).

Admins should upload the new files, browse to their installation's web address, and proceed through the updating process.

Upload the New Files

Most versions add or make changes to multiple files. Therefore, you should replace all of the folders/files on your web server.

If you have made changes to any code, be sure to back up the appropriate files and compare with the files in the latest BCOE&M version.

  1. Unzip the BCOE&M archive file locally.
  2. Locate the "sites" sub-folder in the "competition" folder of the unzipped archive.
  3. Using a text editor or your favorite WYSIWYG editor, open the config.php file in the "sites" folder.
    1. Add username, password, and database variables for your BCOE&M installation's MySQL database.
  4. Connect to your webserver via FTP.
  5. Upload all files and folders from the "competition" folder ONLY.
  6. Finally, if you are receiving server errors after trying to access your installation, see below.

After uploading the files, navigate to your site's web address.

Proceed through the update process. Only users with administrative access can initiate the upgrade process.

Update Your Site Preferences

Most versions add new features. As such, you may need to set preferences for them.

  1. Log in.
  2. Roll over Admin in the top navigation bar.
  3. Choose Defining Preferences > Define > Site Preferences.
  4. Adjust your site's preferences.

Choose your Competition Organization Preferences

Beginning in version 1.2.0, administrators can set their preferences with regard to their particular competition's organization (e.g., queued judging, entries per flight, etc.).

  1. Log in.
  2. Roll over Admin in the top navigation bar.
  3. Choose Defining Preferences > Define > Competition Organization Preferences.
  4. Adjust your site's preferences.