Upgrading the CMS

Upgrading the CMS

The CMS can be upgraded to later versions to take full advantage of all new features and the latest bug fixes.

We recommend that all users should upgrade when possible to the most current release. Prior releases are supported for a time after the release of a new major version. Supported Versions and Environments

Xibo Cloud Hosting

Customers with Xibo Cloud Hosting can request an upgrade from My Account, using the available buttons at the end of the CMS Instance row.

Cloud customers can also set their CMS to automatically upgrade:

  • Auto update in Series - tick to automatically upgrade the CMS Instance as new minor versions become available for the CMS.
  • Renew - tick to renew this CMS instance when it expires.

Self Hosted

Please select the upgrade instructions appropriate for your installation method, from the left hand menu, to guide you through the process.

Supported Upgrades

Direct upgrades, 1.8.x to 4.x for example are not supported, instead the CMS must be upgraded to the last available release for each major version to ensure the incremental changes are added to your installation.

For example, if you are using a 1.8.6 CMS and want to upgrade to v4.0.0 you will need to upgrade via the following route:

  • 1.8.6 to 1.8.13
  • 1.8.13 to 2.3.16
  • 2.3.16 to 3.3.7
  • 3.3.7 to 4.0.0

Make a backup of your CMS media library and database before each upgrade is attempted. Once an upgrade is complete, test the CMS to make sure there are no issues before proceeding to the next version upgrade.

Each release comes with detailed release notes, which are documented via the Blog on our website.