Patching AutoRank PHP

Introduction

We will be updating AutoRank PHP when necessary to fix any bugs and add small features. These releases can be recognized by a change in the third digit of the software version number. For example a change from version 5.0.2 to 5.0.3 is a patch release. When these patches are released you should upgrade your installation with the new version. This document contains instructions for doing just that.

Patching

Patching your installation is very simple. All you need to do is upload the new files from the new version to your server. All of the files that need to be uploaded are listed below. You should not run any upgrade scripts when patching your installation, those are only used when upgrading from a previous major release.
Once all of the files have been uploaded, bring up the patch.php script in your browser which will perform any necessary actions to update your installation to the latest version. A message will be displayed telling you that the patch process is complete, and you can continue using the software as normal.

Important Notes

It is not necessary to delete any files from your server before you upload the updated scripts. If you do delete any files, make sure you reset all permissions on the files you upload. All file permissions are covered in the Installation section of the manual.