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Upgrade overview

We release Contensis updates monthly, with bug fixes and security updates. We develop and release a new version of Contensis every eight to ten weeks. Our version numbers are based on breaking changes. So, if we change something that could cause older components to fail, that release will get a new major version number.

Upgrading is not automatic because most clients plan upgrades for specific times – when they have good staff availability or expect little traffic. You may also need to plan for breaking changes – especially if you have custom code. Details of all updates and changes are listed on our Whats new page.

How do I upgrade?

If you are a Contensis Cloud customer, upgrades are included as part of your package. Just complete our form to request an upgrade. We will work with you to find a suitable time to upgrade.

If you host your own CMS, you can download Contensis and upgrade it yourself. Follow the installation and upgrade guides and note hardware and software requirements on ZenHub. You can also raise a work order for us to upgrade your instance via the upgrade form available on the helpdesk.

What if I can’t upgrade yet or want to test it first?

If you want to try Contensis’ latest features, you can sign up for our beta. This gives you access to a sandbox CMS and you can join our dedicated #beta Slack channel for upgrade notifications.

Some people prefer to upgrade their development environment first, and test it before upgrading their live sites.

Future initiatives

Our product roadmap is the best place to see what is on the horizon for Contensis, and you can feed suggestions to us through the Contensis Community Slack workspace. Our community events are also an ideal way to get ahead of the curve with Contensis forthcoming features.