WoltLab Suite 3.0 Beta 5 Download

  • We're pleased to announce the availability of the beta versions of the entire WoltLab Suite, consisting of the Core package and our five apps.

    System Requirements

    WoltLab Suite 3.0 requires the following prerequisites to install and run the software:

    • Webserver with PHP 5.5.4 or newer
    • MySQL 5.5.35 or newer / alternatively MariaDB 10.0.22 or newer
    • 20 MB free disk space
    • Current Webbrowser (Chrome 54+, Firefox 49+, Internet Explorer 11+, Microsoft Edge 14+, Safari 9+)

    Installation Guide

    1. Download the installation archive onto your computer
    2. Extract the archive
    3. Upload the files "install.php" and "WCFSetup.tar.gz" to your webserver
    4. Start the installation by navigating your browser to the file "test.php"

    Updating from WoltLab Suite 3.0 Beta 4

    Please follow the instructions in the next post carefully to perform the update.

    Upgrading from earlier versions

    Please follow the instructions in the last post carefully to perform the upgrade. Please do not attempt to upgrade your live installation, only use copies for testing purposes.

    Usage and Support

    This evaluation version is not suitable for use in production environments, doing so is entirely at your own risk. Updating from WoltLab Suite 3.0 Beta 5 to future versions is not guaranteed. You may use this version until January 31st, 2017, if you wish to continue past this date, a valid license is required.

    We're looking forward to hear your feedback and reports of possible issues on beta.woltlab.com.


    Download WoltLab Suite Blog 3.0 Beta 5 (Setup only)
    Download WoltLab Suite Calendar 3.0 Beta 5 (Setup only)
    Download WoltLab Suite Filebase 3.0 Beta 5 (Setup only)
    Download WoltLab Suite Forum 5.0 Beta 5 (Setup only)
    Download WoltLab Suite Gallery 3.0 Beta 5 (Setup only)

  • Updating from WoltLab Suite 3.0 Beta 4

    Open your Administration Control Panel and navigate to Configuration > Packages > Packages. Please click on the button Search for Updates located in the right corner above the package list.

    Add other apps to an existing installation of WoltLab Suite

    You can install our other apps right through your ACP, please search for the desired app through System > Packages > Install Package > Search Package.

  • Upgrading from WoltLab Community Framework 2.1 / Burning Board 4.1 / other WoltLab apps


    Step 1: Use a copy of your live site

    This cannot be stressed enough: DO NOT UPGRADE LIVE INSTALLATIONS AT THIS POINT! All though the beta is very stable already and there will most likely no breaking changes, there might still be issues left that can cause problems right up to data corruption. Please only run the upgrade on test installations!


    Step 2: (Optional) Increase PHP and/or database timeouts if possible

    The upgrade process will make changes to some key tables, including the user table and message-related tables, e.g. for posts or conversation messages. Depending on the size of your forum, this can take quite some time to complete and running into a timeout will break the entire upgrade. Please make temporary adjustments to these timeouts at your own discretion.


    Step 3: Update your installation

    Please run a full update through ACP > System > Packages > List Packages and click on the button Search for Updates. You must run the latest versions in order to perform an upgrade, earlier versions are not supported.


    Step 4: Add the update servers

    • Navigate to ACP > System > Packages > List Update Servers
    • Click on the button Add Server
    • Insert http://update.woltlab.com/vortex/ into the field Address and leave all other fields empty
    • Click the Submit button to add the new server
    • Repeat step 1. and 2.
    • Insert http://store.woltlab.com/vortex/ into the field Address and leave all other fields empty
    • Click the Submit button to add the new server

    Step 5: Perform the update

    Please navigate to ACP > System > Packages > List Packages and click on the button Search for Updates. The system should redirect you to a new page offering the beta version of WoltLab Suite 3.


    Step 6: Rebuild all data

    Some changes require you to rebuild data, it is recommended to run all steps listed in ACP > Management > Rebuild Data once the update has completed.

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