Version 5.0.x of WPCloudDeploy includes some major new features. As such, there are some minor steps you need to take to upgrade your existing installations.
Please review the items below and follow the instructions in each section.
If you have any premium modules installed, you should NOT upgrade from the WordPress automatic updates screen until all WPCD premium modules have been deactivated.
The reason for this restriction is the new version of the core plugin will not work with older premium modules (and vice-versa) and will cause fatal PHP errors (aka white screen errors).
Instead you should follow these steps to properly update all premium modules:
If you do not follow these steps you WILL trigger a WP fatal white-screen error. This is because the new core version will not work with your older premium modules.
After installing the updated WPCloudDeploy plugin, please head over to the SETTINGS area and look at each of your Providers.
If a provider has a new TEST CONNECTION button, you will need to use that at least once before the remaining fields are shown and your providers start working again.
The AWS S3 API now requires a default region.
Existing servers should be fine without it but new servers will require this – please make sure you add it to your settings screen. If it’s missing we’ll use US-EAST-1 as the default – which might not be the correct one for your existing buckets!
Important: If you just upgraded from version 4.x, you should now follow the instructions in the 5.3 Upgrade Notes!