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Upgrade Instructions for Standalone Script / WordPress Plugin

Below you will find the update instructions for both the Standalone and the WordPress Plugin of AJAX Form Pro.

First of all, go to Automatic Update Request to get the latest version of the script/plugin.

Standalone (Non-WordPress Version)

  1. Do not delete the existing script from your server, unless you want to make a fresh install of the script.
  2. Make a backup of the existing files (current “AJAX Form Pro” directory) and the database tables used by AJAX Form Pro. It’s useful to have it in case something goes wrong during the update process and you want to restore it the way it was.
  3. Upload the new files over the existing ones.
  4. To synchronise the old database with the new one and recreate the .JS and .CSS form files, access http://www.your-domain-name.com/ajax-form-pro-folder-here/install/sync-db/#bottom (replace the URL to match yours, be patient, the update can take a while). All existing forms, settings and other records are kept as they were.
  5. Remove as usually “install” directory from the server for security purposes

WordPress Plugin

  1. In case you made custom changes to some plugin’s files and you want to apply them to the new version of the plugin, make a backup of the files. Make sure you don’t keep multiple copies of the plugin in the “wp-content/plugins” folder as this is a bad practice and can create problems later.
  2. Have you made any changes to the default templates? Make sure you create custom templates as a backup having the default template as a base one. This can be done in the “Templates” page.
  3. Replace existing plugin files with the new ones.
  4. Deactivate the plugin and Re-Activate it to have the old database synchronised with the new one. All existing forms, settings and other records are kept as they were.
  5. The final step would be to update the existing forms with the new configuration options (if any were added in the latest update). For example, a feature such as “Add Attachments to AutoResponder” will work for new forms, but not for already created ones as this feature was not available at that time when you added the old form. Make sure you go to the “Default Form Configs”, update the settings based on your preference, then go to http://www.yourwebsiteaddress.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-ajax-form-pro/install/updateExistingForms.php to update the old forms’ settings (you have to be logged in to the WP Dashboard and have the right privileges in order to access this URL).

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