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Tony # Posted on April 17, 2018 at 3:23 am

Hi there,

The upgradeprocess did not work ok, see my topic: https://eventespresso.com/topic/blank-screen-after-start-migration-from-event-espresso-lite-to-ee4/ Tried the tips but without succes.

You say without success, yet you appear to be using EE as you mention you can use it but without add-ons?

You didn’t reply to the other thread but we could have done some further troubleshooting to find the problem.

If you enable WP_Debug on the site instead of a white screen, you’ll see the actual error message that is being thrown.

So for now we do the testing on the testserver with the EE4 version but i cannot use the add-ons, is this because i have not entered the license code?

It is not because of the license key, the key has no effect on EE’s functionality at all, it is used to allow one-click updates and support.

Why can you not use the add-ons?

If you are getting a white screen again then it’s likely related to the problem in your original post, but again we’d need to troubleshoot further.

How can i use the full potential of the plugin?

You manually install EE and leave the license key field blank o the test site, then you can manually install any add-ons you want to install on that site. You download both EE and the add-ons from your account page and upload them through Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add new -> Upload plugin.

If i enter the license code will it still work when the temporylink will change to the real sitename? please adviseā€¦.

No, your license key would need to be reset on our end when the domain changed, but again, you don’t need to enter the key on the test site.

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