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Any Tips before i upgrade to the latest version please? Thanks in advance.
1) Back up everything, files and database ;-)
On a more serious note though,
My first tip is to upgrade to 7.3.0, then to the last version of 7.3.* (can't remember the number off of the top of my head.
Also, I recommend reading the general upgrade instructions and the version specific upgrade notes
These are great to help you get started with your upgrade.
There is a mixed consensus on how best to upgrade. Some people just try and jump to the latest version off the bat. This can work, but it can also have issues. My preferred approach is consecutive updates going Minor.0 version to Minor.Latest, before increased the Minor version.
7.2.8 - > 7.3.0 -> 7.3.8 -> 7.4.0 -> 7.4.3 -> 7.5.0 -> 7.5.14 etc, all the way to the latest.
However, I did an update (as it happens yesterday) that jumped straight from 7.5.3 to 7.10.4 with no issues. The early upgrades (7.2 -> 7.5) I found were generally more problematic, but massive improvements have been made since then so once you get to around 7.5.* you can probably just jump straight to the latest version.
Big help Nik, Thanks!
Special consideration needs to be done around 7.6 as there are a few breaking changes. These are around Property Value Convertors and LegacyEncoding, I'd suggest setting EnablePropertyValueConvertors to false and useLegacyEncoding to true - neither of these are the default settings.
There is a very useful blog on upgrading at https://codeshare.co.uk/blog/how-to-upgrade-umbraco-safely/.
Just another thought, if you are upgrading to a version newer than (I think 7.6), you need to increase your .Net version to 4.6 as the minimum version of .Net changed due to the includes of a new .Net DLL dependency.
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