Installing Updates

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Installing updates just involves replacing the old plugin files with the new ones. It’s always a good idea to back everything up before you upgrade (plugin directory & database), especially if you have made any changes to UberMenu’s files, as the upgrade will overwrite all files.

If you are running UberMenu version 3.2.4 or later, you can now use Automatic Updates. Remember, it’s always a good idea to back up your site before running any type of update.

UberMenu settings set through the control panel will all remain intact.

Update alerts

As of UberMenu 3.1.1, update alerts are built in to UberMenu. To receive these alerts, open your UberMenu Control Panel, click the Updates tab, and then enter your Envato data. (Please note these are update alerts, not automatic updates)

Please note that this data will be sent to the update server for registration and validation – this includes your CodeCanyon username, API key (used for retrieving the Download file), purchase code, site URL, and UberMenu plugin version.

How to get updates

To download the updated plugin zip, go to your CodeCanyon Downloads page and re-download the file. This will always give you the latest version of the plugin.

Now is a great time to rate the plugin 5 stars if you haven’t already. Giving 5 star ratings helps me keep pushing out feature and maintenance release updates. Thanks so much!

Automatic Updates

Automatic updates are currently in beta now out of beta as of version 3.2.4. If you are currently running UberMenu 3.2.1 – 3.2.3, and would like to beta test automatic updates, please follow the instructions here: Automatic Updates (Beta).

If you are running a version earlier than 3.2.1, please follow the instructions below to update manually.

Backing Up

  1. It is always a good idea to back up your plugin before making any changes
  2. Open your FTP program and FTP into your site and navigate to the wp-content/plugins directory.
  3. Download the ubermenu folder and save it as a backup
  4. If you have edited any files, especially the custom.css or custom.js files, you should back up these files.

If you want an auto-backup plugin, you might want to check out WordPress Backup to Dropbox

Upgrading

Migration from UberMenu 2 to UberMenu 3

Version 3 is a MAJOR upgrade. Please be sure to test this on a test server before deploying to your live site, and always take a backup before making any changes to a live site.

If you are upgrading from UberMenu 2 to UberMenu 3, please follow the UberMenu Migration Instructions after installing the new version via the instructions below, in order to migrate your settings. Please read through the migration instructions before beginning the upgrade process.

If you are using any UberMenu Extensions, you will also need to update them to their 3.0 versions for compatibility with UberMenu 3

Standard Update Instructions

  1. Download the new version of the plugin from CodeCanyon (the latest version can always be found on your CodeCanyon Downloads page.
  2. In your browser, log into the WordPress control panel.
  3. Navigate to Plugins
  4. Deactivate UberMenu (optional, but generally a good idea, especially if you are deleting the old version in step 6)
  5. Switch to your FTP program, FTP into your site and navigate to the wp-content/plugins directory.
  6. After backing up (especially custom.css if you are using one), delete UberMenu (the entire ubermenu folder). Strictly speaking, this is optional, but makes the upload process more straightforward. You can also overwrite the old files if you prefer. (Please check for version-specific upgrade instructions; sometimes a deletion is strongly recommended)
  7. On your desktop, decompress the zip file you downloaded from CodeCanyon
  8. Open the unzipped folder, which will contain a new ubermenu directory
  9. FTP the new ubermenu folder into the wp-content/plugins directory on your server.
  10. If you saved an edited copy of your custom.css file as a custom preset (or custom.js), upload it to ubermenu/custom/ directory.
  11. Ensure that your permissions are set properly on the plugins/ubermenu directory. If your server can’t read the files, you might run into errors. This can happen depending on how your FTP account is set up.
  12. Switch back to your browser and go back to the Plugins panel
  13. Reactivate UberMenu by clicking Activate

Note: If you are running a local server, just copy the files rather than FTPing