Before you start upgrading, take backup of your site including database and files.
If you are using version older than 2.5, you need to upgrade to vShare 2.5 or higher before upgrading
You can see upgrade instructions for older versions of vShare at
If you are not familiar with upgrading scripts, don't do it yourself. Paid vShare upgrade service available from [email protected] for $5. If you are using too old version, its better get paid upgrade service, so you don't have to do multiple upgrades yourself.
vShare 3.0 uses new bootstrap theme. New theme folder is /themes/default/. You still can use vShare 2.9 template with vShare 3.0, but this won't get updated, so it is recommended you use newer theme.
Warning! If you have custom modifications, do not delete or rewrite existing 'templates/' folder.
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I suggest you to move these files and folders to a temporary folder, so you can refer them if needed. File Manager in CPanel Control panel will allow you to move files and folders. If you move large files, wait some time until it finished.
Download vShare 3.0 from Members Area
Extract the zip file. Delete following files and folders (these folders and files already present in your server.)
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Upload rest of the files and folders to server.
Warning! Make sure you don't overwrite file 'include/config.php' in server.
After you uploaded new files, you need to run upgrade.php to upgrade database.
After upgrade finished, delete the install folder.
1. Fatal error: Uncaught --> Smarty: property 'rendered_template' does not exist. This is because you have old compiled smarty templates exists in templates_c folder. Delete all smarty template cache files (*.tpl.php) from templates_c folder.
If you want to use our new theme, just do the following.
Open 'include/config.php' file in a text editor and add below code
$config['theme'] = 'default';
$config = array();