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We have an EE 1.7.3 site with these Solspace add-ons:

  • Static Page Caching
  • Freeform
  • Rating
  • User
  • Friends

Is there a preferred way to upgrade these items? Based on this post (EE1 to EE2 Upgrade), I'm understanding that I need to upgrade EE first, then upgrade the add-ons.

Backups we have covered and we're running trial upgrades on a dev server first, until we get it right.

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Actually, I would strongly suggest to upgrade add-ons first, then EE. This isn't only for Solspace add-ons, but any add-on for EE. Make sure you update your add-ons to the latest version available for EE1 first, then upgrade to EE2. Sometimes, you need to then upgrade the add-ons to the latest version available for EE2.

This usually gives you the smoothest upgrade path to having your add-ons working correctly on EE2. Moving to EE2 while still using an add-on version that was EE1-only (at the time of the add-on's version) can be a painful experience.

Of course, also make sure you make backups at every step, in case you need to backtrack to a previous state. Reading the upgrade instructions for each add-on, just in case there's a special requirement, is also highly recommended.

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    Very good suggestion. Sadly, some other third-party add-ons have no EE2 equivalent, so we'll be looking for some alternatives. In the case of SolSpace, I believe you have us covered. Dec 16 '13 at 13:03
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    Yes, the Solspace add-ons you mentioned above indeed have EE2 versions.
    – Solspace
    Dec 16 '13 at 21:17
  • Our big move is to get our Gallery from EE1 into Assets using Solspace Gallery to Assets Importer Bundle. Almost 4000 photos from over 200 users. Dec 17 '13 at 0:32
  • Following up: We just did our first trial run of our upgrade and it went very well. Many thanks for the help on this. Jan 17 '14 at 13:20

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