Upgrading from Vimeotheque PRO 1.6 to 2.0

With the release of Vimeotheque PRO 2, when upgrading from a previous PRO version lower than 2.0, some extra steps will be necessary.
Depending on your option, you can update either by uploading the update by FTP/SFTP or directly from the WordPress administration.
Both methods will be described below, please follow the steps of the method that suits you best.

Useful to know before you begin: starting with version 2, Vimeotheque PRO will need Vimeotheque 2 to be installed and activated and requires PHP 5.6 or above and WordPress 5.2 or above.

Updating from WordPress back-end

Updating automatically from WordPress is a 2 steps process:

  1. update from Vimeotheque 1.6.x to Vimeotheque 1.7 to ensure all dependencies are met;
  2. update from Vimeotheque 1.7 to Vimeotheque 2.

1. If the update to 1.7 isn’t shown in Plugins page, go to the Updates page and check for updates.

Vimeotheque 1.6 check for update

2. Update to Vimeotheque 1.7

Upgrading to Vimeotheque 1.7 will keep all PRO functionality, including all videos you imported and the plugin settings.

Vimeotheque 1.6 update

3. After updating to Vimeotheque 1.7, you will notice several messages telling you to install Vimeotheque Lite 2.0. Click the installation link from those messages and install Vimeotheque Lite 2 but do not activate it yet.

Vimeotheque 1.7 warning messages

Do not activate Vimeotheque Lite 2 after installation. If you do activate it, please note that Vimeotheque PRO 1.7 will deactivate it automatically.

3.1. You can also check the “Upgrade to 2.0” page and make sure all requests are checked.

Vimeotheque 1.7 upgrade page

4. You should now see the update message for Vimeotheque PRO 2.0. If you don’t, go to Updates page and check for updates.

Vimeotheque 2 check for updates

5. Update to Vimeotheque PRO 2.0; after the update is finished, PRO version will automatically activate Vimeotheque Lite 2.

Vimeotheque PRO 2 update

If after the update is complete, Vimeotheque PRO 2 doesn’t activate Vimeotheque Lite 2, activate it manually. When Lite version isn’t active and PRO is active you will see a notice issued by the PRO version telling you that you must activate it.

Manual update by FTP/SFTP upload

This is an alternative method of updating that should be used only if you are comfortable with FTP/SFTP uploads.

1. Go to Vimeotheque Lite 2 page on WordPress repository and download the free version of the plugin.

2. From your account, download Vimeotheque PRO 2.

Vimeotheque PRO account download

3. Both Lite and PRO versions were downloaded as zip archives; extract both archives on your computer.

4. Go to your website WP admin Plugins page and deactivate then delete Vimeotheque PRO if plugin version isn’t 2.x

5. Connect by FTP to your website and open folder “…/wp-content/plugins”

6. Upload both folders you extracted at step 3 (Vimeothe Lite 2 and Vimeotheque PRO 2).

7. Go to your website WP admin Plugins page and activate Vimeotheque Lite and Vimeotheque PRO.

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