We migrated our site to a new server and upgraded from EE 2.5.2 to 2.9. Playa and other add-ons were already installed on the site when I inherited it. I updated Playa according to their instructions but I ran into a bunch of problems. First, while Fieldtypes displayed the new version, 4.5 when I went to Modules it was still saying 4.3.3. No matter what I did I couldn't get it to update in both places. Eventually I figured out it was a problem with permissions on the server so I contacted our host and got that resolved, uploaded the files again but that still didn't help. Ultimately I had to uninstall the plugin using the uninstall option on the backend, then I reinstalled it and that finally worked: I saw the current version 4.5 in both places on the backend.
Now the only problem is I got a bunch of PHP errors on the front end whenever I tried to display an article that used the Playa relationships field.
Error Number: 1054 Unknown column 'rel.parent_is_draft' in 'where clause' SELECT DISTINCT(rel.child_entry_id) AS entry_id FROM exp_playa_relationships rel WHERE rel.parent_entry_id = 1 AND rel.parent_is_draft = 0 ORDER BY rel.rel_order Filename: /third_party/playa/mod.playa.php Line Number: 739
It's identical to the problem mentioned in this thread. The solution there was that the Playa update didn't complete properly. I uploaded the new files several times. And I even reinstalled the plugin and still got the error. The only way I could get the site to function was to comment out several lines of code in that file. Now the site works and no more PHP errors but neither does Playa work and none of our Related Articles are displaying.
Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. :)