Manually upgrading forms

    We made it possible to upgrade to the latest version of Umbraco Forms automatically but sometimes it's necessary to manually upgrade your install.


    In order to upgrade you will want to download the version of Forms you wish to upgrade to. Instead of downloading the actual package, however, you want to download the file (where x.y.z) is the version.

    Note that this filename ends with and contains only the files that get installed when you install Umbraco Forms.


    Unzip the file you downloaded and copy and overwrite (almost) everything into your website. Almost, because you might not want to overwrite ~/App_Plugins/UmbracoForms/UmbracoForms.config because you might have updated it in the past. Make sure to compare your current version to the version in the zip file you downloaded. If there's any new configuration options in there then copy those into your website's UmbracoForms.config file.

    Upgrade marker

    Finally, you'll need to tell Umbraco Forms to update itself when you start the website next. In order to do that you need to have a formsupdate file (an empty text file without extension) in ~/App_Data/TEMP/. The easiest way to create this file is by going into the root folder of your website and start a command line there. You can then type the following command: echo > /App_Data/TEMP/formsupdate.

    This command creates the file and you should see it disappear the next time the website recycles (you may want to recycle the website manually after creating this file). If the file isn't automatically removed, it is completely safe to remove it manually.

    That's it! You're all set.