TopHit:Upgrade to version 2.3 for Drupal 7

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This document will guide you to upgrade your Drupal 7 TopHit 2.2 installation to TopHit 2.3 for Drupal 7.


Prepare your workbench

  1. Be sure that you are currently running TopHit 2.2 for Drupal 7. If not, please upgrade your installation to TopHit 2.2 for Drupal 7 first.
  2. Create a temporary installation of Drupal 7 TopHit 2.3 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).

Update Drupal core

Take a breath and read Drupal's Upgrading from previous versions first. This upgrade will update your Drupal core to the version 7.22. We assume that you are currently using a 7.x version so it's about a "Minor update procedure".

  1. Locate the root folder of your site. This is Drupal's root folder, where the index.php file is located.
  2. Delete all Drupal files and folders except the [sites] folder.
  3. Copy all Drupal files and folders from your temporary installation except the [sites] folder.
  4. Login to your Drupal installation as administration user, your site should still work as usual.
  5. Run the update.php file calling a url like or, if your site is located under a subdirectory.

Update extra modules

TopHit 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 bellow:

  1. Locate the extra modules folder of your site, usually at [sites/all/modules].
  2. Delete the folders views and ctools that belong to the TopHit 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 versions of the deleted modules 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 TopHit theme files

  1. Locate our theme folder in your temporary installation. Usually at [sites/all/themes/tophit]
  2. Locate our theme folder in your drupal 7 site. Usually at [sites/all/themes/tophit]
  3. Replace the following files in your installation, using the corresponding source files from the temporary installation
    1. style.css
    2. style-blue.css
    3. style-gray.css
    4. style-green.css
    5. style-pink.css

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 go to Administer » Site configuration » Performance » Clear cached data

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