This article details the steps necessary to update an existing InstantForum.NET 2010-4 installation to the InstantForum 2010-5 release.
You can also find information in this article on the additions, updates & fixes included within 2010-4.
Improved support for InstantForum & InstantKB SSO
With InstantForum 2010-5 and InstantKB.NET 2011-2 Single Sign On (SSO) has been improved to ensure you can use both the InstantASP.InstantForum and InstantASP.InstantKB APIs / assemblies from the same Visual Studio.NET project.
We'll be publishing a sample application and further documentation here within our online documentation soon.
Internet Explorer 9 RC1 & FireFox 4 BETA Support
Internet Explorer 9
You can read more in the following blog post...
The print topic page now has it's own master page file (Print.master). Previously it shared the main Master.master paster page which was not ideal as if you modified this and added your own HTML it would also appear when printing topics.
HTML Support within Email Templates
Added support for HTML within the Emails.XML templates. As this is a XML file you'll need to use [ ] instead of < > however you can use any HTML tag. For example if you wanted to include your company logo within emails generated by InstantForum.NET you can now add the following markup to the emails.xml file…
[img src="http://company.com/images/logo.gif" /]
This will work for any HTML tag for example [strong] [a href="http://domain.com"]my link[/a] [h1]. The important thing to remember to simple replace the greater than (>) and lesser than (<) characters with square brackets [ ] as < > are special entities within XML. You will also need to ensure emails are sent as HTML within the InstantForum.NET email settings page.
Downloading the 2010-5 Update
You can download only the files that have been updated with 2010-5 at the bottom of this article.
You should extract the contents of the attached ZIP file and copy the folders into the root of your InstantForum.NET 2010-3 installation. If your using a custom skin you will need to copy the updated files within the Classic skin folder into your custom skin.
To download the full 2010-5 release including source code please goto your My Licenses page.
Download the 2010-5 update from your My.InstantASP area.
If your an existing InstantForum.NET 2010 customer the 2010-5 download will be available on your My Licenses page at http://my.instantasp.co.uk/MyLicenses.aspx.
Download the 2010-5 update and extract the contents of the zip file to your desktop. This will create a new folder on your desktop called "InstantForum2010-5Dev" or "InstantForum2010-5EUL" depending on your license.
How to upgrade from 2010-4 to 2010-5
1 Update your existing 2010-4 files
Download the 2010-5 update as detailed above.
If your performing the "Quick Update" simply extract the contents of the ZIP file at the bottom of this article to your desktop. This will create a folder called InstantForum2010-5_UpdatedFiles. Copy the contents of this folde into your existing InstantForum.NET 2010 web site folder. You should overwrite the existing 2010-4 files with the updated 2010-5 files.
If you've downloaded the full 2010-5 update and would like to update an existing 2010-4 installation you will need to copy the files detailed below into your existing 2010-4 installation.
2. Update your 2010-4 Database
There have been a number of database changes from 2010-4 to 2010-5. To update your 2010-4 database please run the SQL Script provided within the 201054 download against your 2010-4 database.
Executing this script against your 2010-4 database will update a number of stored procedures required for 2010-5.
Updated InstantForum 2010-5 Files
The following files have been updated with the 2010-5 update. If you wish to only apply the updated files you should copy the files from the InstantForum 2010-5 download into your existing 2010-4 installation folder.
The following assemblies will need updating. Copy the latest versions from your InstantForum2010\Bin folder.
Updated Localization Files
New Skin Files
Updated Skin Images
New InstantForum 2010-5 Files
The files below are new within InstantForum.NET 2010-4. You will need to copy the files detailed below into your existing InstantForum.NET 2010-3 installation.
New Skin Files
You should also copy the new images into any custom skins you've created.
Once you've updated the files listed above (or for download below) you should visit your existing InstantForum.NET installation. If everything was successful you should be able to continue using your forum as before. As always if you have any questions or run into any problems during the upgrade don't hesitate to leave your comments below, open a support ticket or contact us.