I downloaded beta 1.3, installing over Gallery Pro 1.2. My SMF is 1.1.3
I uploaded the package, but it does not show an install option, nor does the gallery 1.2 show an uninstall optin unless I go to installed packages.
Do I uninstall 1.2, then then will the option for installation of 1.3 appear? If I uninstall, will all existing images be lost? Or do I manually overwrite all existing files wiht new ones?
I read the readme file, it only says uninstall gallery lite first, it does not specify to uninstall a previous pro version. It does say to upload the packages to the forum then apply, but that option is not available to me.
If you installing SMF 1.3 beta uninstall the old version of the gallery. No images or database entries are removed on uninstall. So your gallery is safe.
Add this to the package manager url and you will be able to install / uninstall 1.1.2 mods.
Should look something like thishttp://www.yourforum.com/index.php?action=packages;version_emulate=1.1.2
Normally releases, does not include betas, come in two versions full install and the upgrade package.
If there is an upgrade package for that version of the Gallery then you do not have to uninstall the old version of the mod.
Additional question, when I do a back up for the forum, does this also back up images in the gallery? Is there an option to back up gallery images seperately from the forum?
If you are doing backups though your forums admin. Admin -> Forum Maintenance that only backups up the database tables and does not backup the files of the site.
Gallery images are stored on the website in the gallery folder and those would need to be backedup as well.