Posted: June 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm
After many years of using Event Espresso 3 our license has expired, and my organization has decided to move on to another product for event management.
I found this information in the Maintenance tab of EE4. I tried to activate EE4 and it failed with message’ Your Event Espresso data needs to be updated.’ I researched further under ‘Reset/Delete’ tab. and found this section;
Would this be the best method to remove all files in EE3?
I’m sorry you’re leaving, can I ask why you’re moving away from EE?
Before moving any further, you need to create a full database backup and confirm that the backup is working. EE3 doesn’t remove any of the database tables when you remove the plugin, they need to be removed manually, if you make a mistake you’ll need the above back so it’s important you have one.
That’s actually not a failure, it’s telling you need to update migrate your EE3 data over to EE4 as it uses different database tables. As EE4 would have activated in maintenance mode it would not have created any of its tables yet which means the ‘Reset/Delete’ options you mentioned will not remove anything as they only apply to EE4.
To remove EE3’s file you need to de-activate all of the EE plugins and delete them.
You asked above if any of the plugins are inter-dependent, they all depend on the main Event Espresso plugin. If you de-activate all EE plugins in bulk they will just de-activate without any problems, if not, de-activate all EE add-on plugins and then the main plugin, then delete.
That removes all of the EE3 files from the server, however it will leave the EE3 data in the database, I’m assuming you want to remove that (again, be sure you have a backup first) are you comfortable using phpMyAdmin or similar?
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