Upgrade 14.X to 15.0


If you have addons on your site, make sure you have your addons upgraded to be Django 4.2 LTS compatible before upgrading your site to Tendenci 15.

Step 1: Prepare for Upgrade

Back up your site and database! Note that Django 4.2 supports PostgreSQL 12 and higher. So, if your PostgreSQL version is below 12, please upgrade before proceeding.

Replace the content of the requirements/tendenci.txt with the following:


Update the conf/urls.py. Replace:

from django.conf.urls import url, include

with the following, then in the urlpatterns list, replace url with re_path.

from django.urls import re_path, include

We recommend to create a new virtual env instead of using the existing one.

Step 2: Upgrade Tendenci


cd /var/www/mysite/
source /srv/mysite/bin/activate
# For production sites, run
pip install -r requirements/prod.txt --upgrade
# For dev sites on your local, run
pip install -r requirements/dev.txt --upgrade
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py deploy
python manage.py clear_cache

Step 3: Upgrade System Commands

Replace the virtualenv in:
  • cron jobs

  • systemd unit file.

Step 4: Update Your Template base.html for Font Awesome v6


<link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/font-awesome.css' %}" type="text/css">

Replace with:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/fontawesome.min.css' %}" type="text/css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/brands.min.css' %}" type="text/css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/solid.min.css' %}" type="text/css">
<!-- support v4 icon references/syntax -->
<link href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/v4-shims.min.css' %}" rel="stylesheet" />
<link href="{% static 'font-awesome/css/v4-font-face.min.css' %}" rel="stylesheet" />

After update is done, restart your site.