Scholarly:Upgrade to version 7.x-5.1.0 for Drupal 7

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This document will guide you to upgrade your Drupal 7 Scholarly 7.x-5.0.0 installation to Scholarly 7.x-5.1.0 for Drupal 7.

The steps that are tagged [Commerce] are relevant only to the Scholarly Commerce 7.x distribution and should be skipped if you are running the simple Scholarly 7.x distribution. The Scholarly Commerce 7.x distribution is only available in the Scholarly Pro & Scholarly Enterprise products. You can find out more about the Scholarly Commerce distribution at the Scholarly product page


Prepare your workbench

  1. Create a temporary installation of Drupal 7 Scholarly 7.x-5.1.0 using our installation profile. You will use this as a reference to guide you.


  1. Backup everything.
  2. Just in case, make sure you backed up everything =) (besides, it's always a good idea).

Put your website in maintenance mode

  1. Login to your Drupal installation as administration user
  2. Navigate to admin/config/development/maintenance
  3. Enable the "Put site into maintenance mode" option
  4. Save your configuration

Update extra modules

Scholarly comes with several extra modules required to achieve its functionality. The following process will update them to the latest (by the time these lines are written) version, as marked below:

  1. Locate the extra modules folder of your site, usually at [sites/all/modules].
  2. Delete the entity and entityreference folders that belong to the Scholarly distribution. If there are any extra module folders that have been installed by you later, you should leave them untouched or update them later manually, which is beyond the scope of this guide
  3. Copy the latest version of the deleted module from your temporary installation.
  4. Run the update.php file calling a url like or, if your site is located under a subdirectory.

Patch your Scholarly theme files

  1. Locate our theme folder in your temporary installation. Usually at [sites/all/themes/scholarly]
  2. Locate our theme folder in your drupal 7 site. Usually at [sites/all/themes/scholarly]
  3. Replace the following files or folders in your installation, using the corresponding source files from the temporary installation (folders should be first deleted and finally copied from your temp installation).

Clear all cached data

This step is important in order to force your template to be informed for the changes you have made in the template files.

To do this navigate to admin/config/development/performance and click the "Clear all caches" button

Disable maintenance mode

  1. Navigate to admin/config/development/maintenance
  2. Disable the "Put site into maintenance mode" option.
  3. Save your configuration
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