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What is the difference between Expression Engine 2 and 3? Why should I upgrade all of my sites?

I'll attempt to keep this answer opinion free! Your first stop should be the EE3 changelog, and also catching up on the EllisLab blog over the past 6 months. But you'll also need to look at the EE2 ...
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How can an ExpressionEngine installation be updated to the latest version?

If you're upgrading EE3 to another version of EE3: https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/installation/update.html If you're upgrading from EE2 to EE3: https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/...
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Upgrading EE from very old version to current

I've done several EE 2.X upgrades to 4.X and 5.X in the last few years, and on some pretty big sites to boot. It is non-trivial, but you can totally do it. Rather the retype a bunch of info, I laid ...
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Updating EE versions and plugins

You're after Lamplighter and the add-on that accompanies it.
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PHP Version compatibility issue with EE module

As error says, PHP 7 is only allow variables to passed by reference not an instance. You now need to remove that line and replace all $this->EE calls to ee(). That will work for you.
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Best Practices: Template Update

You could duplicate templates and alter their names but I'd only do that if there where only a handful of items. If you have more then is manageable by simple duplication then it warrants the ...
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How to update Modules?

Important edit: a database backup before you do any module updating might prevent data loss and is always a good idea! It is a pretty straight forward process. For Transcribe simply follow the ...
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Can you tell which version EE is just from the database?

This would only work if the install of EE had been updated at least once since initial install, but there is a log of version updates found in table exp_update_log. You've probably already checked ...
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Problems with Visitor 3.01 and The update form tag

Thanks to the Romans-8---31-39 comment's, I discovered when i am logged as admin, exp:visitor:update_form is not processed, logged as member it is processed, so the the problem is solved!
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exp_cookie_settings error on update

Figured it out. For some reason, my ee folder was missing the installer folder. Once I replaced it, the installer worked.
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exp_cookie_settings error on update

Do you have a .env.php file? If so, make sure that you have the install mode set to true: putenv('EE_INSTALL_MODE=TRUE');
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Unable to load ext.rte.php after updating from V2 to V6

For the time being, the best solution would be manually remove record from exp_extensions DB table. And of course, report a bug.
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Error in admin.php or system/index.php when trying to upgrade to 5.4.0

Hard to tell from your question what actually is going on, but here is a suggestion for a way forward: Download a clean copy of EE 5.4 Create a clean / new install of EE 5.4 on some test system Copy ...
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Error message after upgrading to 3.5.17 (from 2.11.9)

Are you absolutely sure you have your DB settings correct in your config.php file? They should have this format in that file: $config['database'] = array ( 'expressionengine' => array (...
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Can't find the admin tab v.1.6.9

First of all, kudos to you for taking on an EE upgrade project yourself. I am going to warn you that it is non-trivial, and I generally recommend you hire a professional EE developer to do the job. ...
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Update process freezes from 2.11.8 to 2.11.9, what do I do now?

If you are getting a 'white screen of death' then most likely it is an add-on that is causing problems. One solution is to un-install all the add-ons, do the upgrade and then add them back. (simply ...
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Exp:resso Store v3 won't update to 3.0.1

I've heard back from Exp:resso support. The addon is updating even though the button isn't showing so. It seems it is just a display issue which will be resolved in the next build. Thanks to Romans-8-...
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New EE3 installation and other SQL-base

Never ever do direct EE1 to EE3. First of all upgrade EE1 to EE2. That will make necessary changes to your database. (Remember change all the plugins with EE2 version otherwise backend and/or frontend ...
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PHP Version compatibility issue with EE module

Pretty sure you don't need this in a plugin `$this->EE =& get_instance(); ref https://docs.expressionengine.com/v2/development/plugins.html
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ee:cpnews_feed is not writeable

Change permissions to system/user/cache/rss_parser/cpnews_feed to 777
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Can you tell which version EE is just from the database?

If Steven's answer doesn't get you the version number, you could deduce the general version by the table names and native fields used and comparing them to the ExpressionEngine release notes. It ...
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updating from 2.5.5 to 2.10.1, ERROR 1048 Column ‘field_id_14’ cannot be null

Have you identified which field is id 14? You can by looking at table exp_field-types or by looking at your field-groups inside the CP. Once you figure out the field in question, that may give you a ...
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Run Module Update error when updating Freeform (free) from 3.1.2 to 4.2.2

Ooo yeah you shouldn't have tried to revert. I ran into this issue upgrading a huge site; they literally just have a bug in the updater if I remember correctly. You just need to get the settings for ...
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EE 2.10.1 jQuery & jQuery UI update

Ok, To update the jquery reference globally you can do it by redefining the constant PATH_JQUERY. This definition is defined in the file /system/expressionengine/modules/jquery/mod.jquery.php, lines ...
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ExpressionEngine beta 2.10

No new features - view changelog. EE v3 is being released this year and the developers confirmed that there are no more features to be released in the v2 family, it will only be security additions ...
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exp:channel:form ajax

I ran into the same problem. After talking to EE support, they informed me I'd need to update the meta hidden field as well if I wanted to update the entry, instead of creating a new one. The meta ...
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Issues with EE update: language problem

Solved! Updating instructions say to copy the entire system/language/english folder from the old system folder to the new, updated one. But the old one was missing a file: template_router_lang.php. I ...
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Updating to EE 2.9.2 on WAMP, blank screen after terms & conditions

Since posting my question, I haven't figured out why this happened, but I did come up with a workaround for it: Import your upgraded production environment's MySQL database on your local environment* ...
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Updating to EE 2.9.2 on WAMP, blank screen after terms & conditions

Something similar - possibly a plugin not responding. Remove third-party plugins in your system folder, try updating again and then return your plugins...you should update fine, and then you'll need ...
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Should I run the EE Install & Update Wizard after updating mySQL

We ran the updates on our server and we didn't run into any problems. It seems EE v2.7.3 is compatible with all of these versions of Redhat, PHP, & MySQL.
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