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Is it safe to try XenForo 1.4 in live site?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Enguerran A, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. Enguerran A

    Enguerran A Well-Known Member

    Hello there,

    I'm willing to install XenForo 1.4 on my board because it seems that I can't send email through the contact form (I don't know why, I have seen something with reply-to header mail ... I don't speak Greek guys ><"). This issue is apparently solved in 1.4 but I don't want to break my site, allowing people to come in easily and burn my server. So, question is simple, is it safe to install 1.4 =D :)

  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    XenForo does not suggest you run betas in production.
  3. Enguerran A

    Enguerran A Well-Known Member

    I know they don't, but I would like to know how far my forum can break if I still update it. I have too much people contacting me within the contact form without being able to answer them (parternship in most case) ^^'
  4. JulianD

    JulianD Well-Known Member

    If you don't have too many addons or a heavily customized style, it may work. I have upgraded my smaller forum which doesn't require many 3rd party addons and everything is working perfectly! However, you should always be cautious and have backups in case something goes wrong.
  5. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    All my sites have been running various 1.4 betas since it was released. I run daily backups so i wasn't to concerned.. A XF beta is generally always far more stable than a certain competitors gold releases.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2014
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  6. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    XF betas are very stable.
  7. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    If you are knowledgeable about PHP, MySQL, Web Servers and feel confortable reading and debugging code, meaning you can solve any issue that arises, yourself, without external support, go ahead.

    If you think in the event of something breaking you would not know how to proceed, do not use it.
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  8. jayramfootball

    jayramfootball Active Member

    It is working fine for me - I have 25 add ons (dont know if that is a lot). I use the standard xenforo style with a few customisations (nothing major).
    Zero issues to date - if anything it is more stable that 1.3.1 which I was running before.
  9. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    I don't know how to do any of that stuff but I do know how to make a backup and revert to it if needed..
  10. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    1.4b2 is very stable. I'll be updating in production whatever the next version is.
  11. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    That would work
    Remember to backup both your /xenforo directory and the database, since content in internal_data/ and data/ might be modified.
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The upgrade .zip doesn't touch either of those directories.

    It's still good practice to take a full backup though.
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  13. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    For efficiently rolling back to a previous versions the full XenForo directory needs to be restored from a backup, not only the database. Otherwise any files created in internal_data and data would remain in the rolled back installation.
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  14. Dan Hawkins

    Dan Hawkins Active Member

    I couldn't possibly imagine who you are referring too? :D :D :ROFLMAO:
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  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I was picking up on this:
    Which reads as if the upgrade process does that.
  16. RoldanLT

    RoldanLT Well-Known Member

    No, surely it will not break anything (y)
  17. Enguerran A

    Enguerran A Well-Known Member

    Well, I have the felling that I won't wait long time to use this update as a supported version :D
  18. Deriel

    Deriel Well-Known Member

    Well, I upgraded my forum and get problems with only 2 Add-ons. And not serious problems, some error messages in Admin Panel
  19. Lexy

    Lexy Active Member

    i think the developers say not update to 1.4 its not for live forums.Why people want be a smart ones??
  20. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Because some license holders are willing to take the risk.

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