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Upgrading to latest versions

Upgrading XP and XP+ to their latest version can be done following these steps.

Upgrading XP

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If you purchased XP+, please read this note first.

Generally, Moodle will notify system administrators that a new version is available for them to install. When that is the case, you may be able to upgrade the plugin directly from the Moodle web interface as an administrator.

If you are unable to update directly from the Moodle interface, please upgrade manually.

Manual upgrade

  1. Identify and download the latest zip compatible with your Moodle version from the plugin's page on moodle.org.
  2. Replace the folder blocks/xp with the content of the zip file.
  3. When done correctly, you should find a file named version.php in the folder blocks/xp.
    • Opening the above file should reveal the version downloaded earlier.
  4. If you also need to upgrade XP+, please skip to the section below.
  5. Visit the admin notifications page to trigger the installation.
    • Navigate to Site administration > Notifications.
    • Or directly visit your.moodle.example.com/admin/index.php.
  6. Follow the Moodle upgrade process.

The upgrade process is quite similar to the installation process, please visit the official Moodle documentation for more information.

Upgrading XP+

To obtain the latest version of Level Up XP+, please navigate to your download link which was shared by email at the time of purchase. If you no longer have your download link, you can recover it from the recover page. Note that latest version available to you may not be the latest version if your licence has expired.

New versions of Level Up XP+ often require the latest version of Level Up XP to be installed, if you haven't upgraded it yet, please follow the steps in the above section to install it.

Zip upload (easy)

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This method is not always available. It depends on Moodle's adminstrator and hosting provider.

  1. Ensure that the latest version of Level Up XP is installed, or ready to be installed.
  2. Download the zip file local_xp.zip from your download link.
  3. Login to your Moodle site and navigate to Site administration > Plugins > Install plugins.
  4. Upload the zip file in the form, and follow the steps.

The upgrade process is quite similar to the installation process, please visit the official Moodle documentation for more information.

Manual upgrade

XP+ is a Moodle plugin of type local, it needs to be extracted in the local/ directory.

  1. Ensure that the latest version of XP is installed, or ready to be installed.
  2. Download the zip file local_xp.zip from your download link.
  3. Replace the content of the Moodle folder local/xp with the content of the zip file.
  4. If you have extracted the content at the right place, the following file should be present: local/xp/version.php.
  5. Visit the admin notifications page to trigger the installation.
    • Navigate to Site administration > Notifications.
    • Or directly visit your.moodle.example.com /admin/index.php.
  6. Follow the Moodle upgrade process.

The upgrade process is quite similar to the installation process, please visit the official Moodle documentation for more information.

Note for XP+ users

If XP+ is installed on your Moodle site, please always try and upgrade to the latest version of XP+ first. Installing a newer version of XP with an older version of XP+ can cause the plugins to go out of sync which can cause unexpected bugs and issues.

Upgrading XP+ first will determine which version of XP is required.