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Old 04 May 2016, 06:55
lappanion lappanion is offline
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Question Upgrade from VB 4.2 to VB5 gone wrong - Worth trying again?


we run using VB 4.2. and we asked our Host to upgrade to VB5 since we own that license.

Unfortunately the upgrade did not go so smooth and we had a number of problems including:

Theme broke (which was expected)

Database entries were incompatible with vbulletin5.

Getting 503 errors in the backend. Unable to log in.

Photo Albums and Icons disappeared and Avatars were only visible on the post level.

And some more small stuff.

So we reverted the changes and were told it requires a vbulletin developer and coding to correct the issues.

Now I am wondering if I should just give up on this and stay with 4.2 for good, personally I am happy with our theme and the feel of the site but I am sure I could get there too with a bit editing in VB5 and adding our logo and icons but I feel that I might end up switching to VB5 anyhow in the future since VB4 has kind of reached its end and also I like the improved SEO features.

So yeah what do you think, is it worth trying again and what do you expect it would cost to have a developer help us with this? I am not a very technical person so it's not easy for me trying to figure this out and also we don't have much of a budget unfortunately, the site is basically just a hobby that doesn't even earn enough for the hosting charges.

Any tips and input will be much appreciated.
Thank you!
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Old 04 May 2016, 09:25
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If it not broke and you are happy with vb4 then dont update
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Old 04 May 2016, 12:30
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Originally Posted by ForceHSS View Post
If it not broke and you are happy with vb4 then dont update

Unless you have some very compelling reason to upgrade, then dont.

Aside from the issues you will face with vB5, I would give the same advice if you were talking about vB3 to vB4 - never upgrade just for the sake of it.
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