Installing and Updating

Requirements

Make sure your system meets the minimum requirements:

Installing Matrix

  1. Upload the ee2/third_party/matrix folder to system/expressionengine/third_party/
  2. Upload the themes/third_party/matrix folder to themes/third_party/
  3. Install the fieldtype in Add-Ons → Fieldtypes
  4. While installing, choose to install the extension as well
  5. Ensure that Extensions are enabled in Add-Ons → Extensions

Updating Matrix

Updating from an earlier version of Matrix 2

  1. Upload the ee2/third_party/matrix folder to system/expressionengine/third_party/, overwriting the old one
  2. Upload the themes/third_party/matrix folder to themes/third_party/, overwriting the old one
  3. Go to Add-Ons → Fieldtypes → Matrix to trigger Matrix’s update script.
  4. Clear your browser’s cache

Upgrading from EE1

If you are upgrading a site from EE1 to EE2 that has an FF Matrix 1.x or Matrix 2.x field, upgrade EE first, and then simply install Matrix per the instructions. You won’t need to worry about converting your fields or uninstalling the old fieldtype in the CP; Matrix manages all of that for you when you install it.

Note: It is highly recommended that you backup your database before upgrading to Matrix 2. But you did that already for the EE upgrade anyway, right?