Ticket #418 (closed maintenance: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Upgrade Piwik to 1.8.4

Reported by: chris Owned by: chris
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Piwik Keywords:
Cc: laura, ed Estimated Number of Hours: 1.0
Add Hours to Ticket: 0 Billable?: yes
Total Hours: 0.81


Upgrade needed:

What's new in Piwik 1.8.4?

In short: bug fixes, Piwik requires significantly less memory on medium to
large websites, and other new features and usability improvements. View more
information and screenshots in the 1.8.4 blog post.

NOTICE: This new version contains major database schema changes, so please be
careful when running the Update script. On large Piwik setups (if your Piwik
database is 100Mb size or more), make sure to run the Update Script from the


Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by chris

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wiki:PiwikServer#DevServer upgrade following the http://piwik.org/update/#manual

First turn off tracking http://piwik.org/faq/how-to/#faq_111 by adding this to /web/piwik.transitionnetwork.org/piwik/config/config.ini.php

record_statistics = 0

Backup the config, download and extract the latest version:

cd /web/piwik.transitionnetwork.org/piwik/config
cp config.ini.php config.ini.php.bak
cd /web/piwik.transitionnetwork.org
wget "http://piwik.org/latest.zip?cb=1.8.4" -O piwik.1.8.4.zip
unzip piwik.1.8.4.zip
cd /web/piwik.transitionnetwork.org/piwik/config
cp config.ini.php.bak config.ini.php

Then update the database:

php /web/piwik.transitionnetwork.org/piwik/index.php -- "module=CoreUpdater" 

Then turn tracking back on, http://piwik.org/faq/how-to/#faq_111 and test the site.

The above steps were then repeated for the live server.

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