Before you start upgrading, take backup of your site including database and files.
If you are using version older than 2.5, you need to upgrade to vShare 2.5 or higher before upgrading
You can see upgrade instructions for older versions of vshare at
If you are not familiar with installing scripts, don't do it yourself. Paid vShare upgrade service available from firstname.lastname@example.org for $5. If you are using too old version, its better get paid upgrade service, so you don't have to do multiple upgrades yourself.
Following template files are changed
If you have custom modifications, do not delete or rewrite existing templates folder. Compare changed files with your existing files and update. You can compare files with WinMerge
Remove Old Files
You can delete (or move to a temporary folder) all folders and files other than following
I suggest you to move the files and folders to a temporary folder, so you can refer them if needed. Most FTP software allow you to move files and folders.chimg
Uploading vShare 2.8.1
Download vShare 2.8.1 from Members Area or from
Extract the zip file. Delete following files and folders (these folders and files already present in your server.)
Upload rest of the file to server. Make sure you don't overwrite file include/config.php in server.chimg
Set permission for folder sitemap to 777
Run upgrade scriptchmod 777 sitemap
After you uploaded new files, you need to run upgrade.php to upgrade database.
After upgrade finished, delete the install folder.
Enable Upload Progress Bar