I'd recommend switching to one that does, it's extremely easy to really mess something up by overwriting an entire directory accidentally.Our FTP client doesn't merge.
It'd be the contents of any directory in that zip. The biggest issue would be if the zip contained the1. As per the above statement in the manual, can we know what files and data would be lost (I only have one add-on)?
internal_datadirectories, but these are excluded in the upgrade package for that very reason. Additionally, with the src/addons, js, styles, etc directories - if you FTP client overwrites these rather than merging you'll lose all add-on files
Yes, it won't change things like this as they're stored in the database2. Will features selected in the admin be kept, ie where features checked under options, or colours changed etc. ?
It will never overwrite changes made to templates, unless you make your changes directly to the master style (which is impossible to do unless you enable debug mode)3. Will the changes I have made in templates such as extra.less be lost?
Upgrading will not override template contents, they will mark the templates as outdated and give you an opportunity to either automatically merge them, when possible, or manually merge them if necessaryThank you. By core XF file, does that exclude template files, ie those included under Appearance > Styles and Templates > Templates. In some of the templates I have commented out lines. ( I know extra.less is in that area but it's the other actual templates I was wondering about).
You'll have to copy the files and the database, then make sure you've updated yourAnother question further to your help M@rc, we had Xenforo set up our site so I didn't dig into that. The forum is in a subdirectory. Can I just set up another subdirectory called /test and transfer all files into that subdirectory to have a working test site?
src/config.phpfile to reference the new database
$config['enableMail'] = false;
I just noticed this. I think there may have been a misunderstanding because if you upload via FTP with no merge, then it will be an issue because you will loose all admins folder from src, js , styles etc. I know you only have one add-on so not disaster, but worth noting that without FTP merge, you will lose those. folders/files.1. If you did not manually edit a core XF file, you're good.
Yes, should have been addons not admins/thanks Mr. Lucky, just to be clear, by this: "you will loose all admins folder from src, js , styles etc. " you mean that are part of the one add-on I have?