We’ve been paying special attention to the migration path between a 1.x plugin and 2.0 so that people can click update and have their events show up. To be safe though, you should carefully back up your database before upgrading as life can always offer a bit of adventure when we least expect it.
We’ve upgraded Events to be a custom post type — which is a major change in the open source 1.6.5, where “Events” is just a category within Posts. Got 500 events mixed among your posts and worried about making sure they all carry over to 2.0? Don’t worry about it, our plugin will help you migrate them. Upon installing 2.0, go to the bottom of the settings page which will display if there is existing event content that you may want to migrate:
Once the process is finished, the page refreshes with a confirmation message telling you how many events were converted:
Upgrading from free to paid? Not a problem either. In 2.0, Events Calendar PRO can only be activated if The Events Calendar is already installed. So the experience for upgrading will be effectively identical whether you’re going free-to-free or free-to-paid.
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