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Upgrade to GovIntranet version 4 Guide

2. Version 4 upgrade gotchas

Problems after upgrade are usually one of the following:

  • you need to activate/deactivate plugins
  • you need to switch on modules in the Options/Modules menu
  • you need to flush your permalinks after switching on new modules

I have tested the upgrade routine on different client intranets and each time it required something to be switched on or off in order to activate the new theme.

Here are some things to watch out for:

  1. Deactivate and delete the upgrade plugin after you have used it. The new theme will not work with this plugin activated. Also, if you have them, deactivate the HT Landing pages plugin and the HT List tags plugin. These are now included within the theme and may clash if they are active. You can remove these plugins from your installation.
  2. If you use the “Most active” widget, make sure that the widget has your Google Analytics account details. These used to be stored centrally in the intranet configuration settings, but now they are stored within the widget itself.
  3. Turn on modules. Under Options, Modules, make sure that all the modules that you require are turned on and that they have a default main page.
  4. Make sure to install the new theme plugins. Old plugins will not work with the new theme.
  5. Edit the staff directory page and change the template to the new staff directory template.
  6. Edit the homepage to change the emergency message style to None.
  7. Flush your permalinks by changing Settings, Permalinks to default, Save, then change back to Post name and save.