Updating a stack version to the web

(Mark Spaulding) #1


When a stack is updated in RW 6 and Stacks 3.0 when I already have a prior version deployed on a Web site, does RW automatically replace the deployed stack with a new one? Or do I need to mark the page as changed?

I realize I can simply Re-Publish all. In fact, often this is what is required when a deployed site is acting wonky when updated with a new stack version.

I was just wondering how it is suppose to work?



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(Brad Halstead) #2

@garageshop, my common practice…

Open RW 6.x (which has Stacks 3)
Open a stacks site using the updated button at the bottom of the Stacks Library, check for updates and install them
Restart RW
Open Site
Verify upgraded stack function in your site, adjust as necessary.
As a safety precaution, I mark all pages changed
View from website and see what, if anything is broken)

Hope that helps.

(Robert Ziebol 🖖🏼) #3

Hey Brad, with Stacks 3, you no longer have to restart RapidWeaver, at least I have not had to on any stack that gets updated.

(Cathy Sturdivant) #4

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(Brad Halstead) #5

@zeebe Thanks for that :smile:, but, In my personal experience, once in a while Stacks 3 will crash on updating stack(s), so it is just my common practice to make sure the stack update(s) took. If no crash of Stacks 3 then yes, I continue working as outlined.