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Content Station 10 minor upgrade

 

Content Station 10 minor upgrade

A minor upgrade of Content Station 10 is an upgrade of an existing Content Station 10 installation to a new version of Content Station 10, for instance upgrading Content Station version 10.0 to version 10.1.

It involves the following steps:

  1. Downloading the new files
  2. Upgrading Content Station
  3. Upgrading the Content Station plug-in for Enterprise Server
  4. (Optional) Upgrading the Desktop Application
  5. Testing the installation

1. Downloading the new files

Download the new versions of Content Station 10 and the Content Station 10 Server plug-in from the Software Release page (either the latest version or an intermediate version made available in an announcement).

2. Upgrading Content Station

Step 1. For reference purposes, access the configuration settings of your current Content Station installation. Do this by opening the following file and copying the content to a temporary text file:

  • <Enterprise Server path>/contentstation/config.js

Step 2. Remove Content Station by removing the folder named 'contentstation' from the root of your Enterprise Server installation.

Step 3. Unzip the downloaded version of Content Station and place the extracted folder named 'contentstation' in the root of your Enterprise Server installation.

Step 4. Open the following file and update the settings with the settings from the reference file created earlier:

  • <Enterprise Server path>/contentstation/config.js

Caution: Do this by comparing the files to find the differences. You must not just copy your old configuration settings over the new ones as important modifications may have been made.

Step 5. Save the file.

3. Upgrading the Content Station plug-in for Enterprise Server

Step 1. For reference purposes, access the configuration settings of your current Content Station plug-in installation. Do this by opening the following file and copying the content to a temporary text file:

  • <Enterprise Server path>/Enterprise/plugins/ContentStation/config.php

Step 2. Remove the currently installed Content Station Server plug-in by removing the folder named 'ContentStation' from the following folder of your Enterprise Server installation:

  • config/plugins

Step 3. Unzip the downloaded version of the Content Station Server plug-in and place the extracted folder named 'ContentStation' in the config/plugins folder of your Enterprise Server installation.

Step 4. Open the following file and update the settings with the settings from the reference file created earlier:

  • <Enterprise Server path>/Enterprise/plugins/ContentStation/config.php

Caution: Do this by comparing the files to find the differences. You must not just copy your old configuration settings over the new ones as important modifications may have been made.

Step 5. Save the file.

Step 6. Log in to Enterprise Server, access the Server plug-ins page and verify that the plug-in named 'Content Station' is enabled (as indicated by a green icon). When a red icon is shown, click it to enable the plug-in.

4.(Optional) Upgrading the Desktop Application

Note: This step is only necessary when files are checked-out for editing outside Content Station, such as opening layouts in InDesign and opening images in photo editing software.

Opening files for editing in an application outside Content Station requires the Content Station Desktop App (see Configuring the opening of files outside Content Station 10). It consists of the Desktop App itself as well as an extension for Google Chrome.

When the Desktop App is already installed and a new version of the Desktop App and/or the Chrome extension is made available, perform the steps below.

Upgrading the Desktop App

Step 1. Quit the Desktop App by right-clicking the icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac OS) and choosing Quit.

Step 2. Install the new version by following the general installation steps. During this process, overwrite the already installed version when asked to.

Step 3. Start Chrome and start the Desktop App. It will connect to Chrome and detect that the Chrome extension is already installed; it will not offer to install it.

Upgrading the Chrome extension

No steps are required for upgrading the Chrome extension, it is automatically updated by Chrome.

5. Testing the installation

Step 1. Access the Health Check page in Enterprise Server.

Step 2. Click Clear All to deselect all selected tests.

Step 3. Select the following tests:

  • InDesign Server / CS Editor
  • Content Station 10

Step 4. Click Test.

The test results are displayed next to the test and should display OK.

Note: If the test fails, an error is displayed together with instructions for how to solve it. Follow the instructions to fix the issue and then run the test once more.

Step 5. Access Content Station by entering the following URL in a Web browser:

<Enterprise Server URL>/contentstation

Example: http://127.0.0.1/Enterprise/contentstation

Step 6. Test the installation by performing tasks that are part of the daily workflow such as creating an article, checking-out a layout or image, and so on.

Step 7. (Optional, only when you are seeing unexpected results) Clear the Web browser cache, close the tab in which Content Station 10 is run and access it again.

Document history

  • 30 May 2017: Updated path to config.php file in section 3 ‘Upgrading the Content Station plug-in for Enterprise Server’.
  • 22 March 2017: Added a step to section 'Testing the installation' about optionally clearing the Web browser cache.
  • 12 December 2016: Added instructions for upgrading the Desktop App and Chrome extension.
  • 30 November 2016: Added step 4 'Upgrading the Desktop Application'.
  • 14 September 2016: Included instructions about updating the configuration file of the Content Station plug-in.
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