# System Requirements

  • ExpressionEngine 3.0.0 or greater
    • For a limited time, the Collective download also comes with the legacy version that supports ExpressionEngine 2.x (2.9.0 and above).
  • A modern browser
    • Chrome (tested with 46.0.2490.80)
    • Firefox (tested with 41.0.1)
    • Safari (Mac) (tested with 9.0.1)
    • Opera (tested with 32.0)
    • Internet Explorer 10 or greater
      • Partial support in IE 9
    • Collective definitely doesn’t work well at all in IE 8.
  • PHP 5.3.10 or greater (same as ExpressionEngine)

# Installing Or Updating

Installing and updating Collective is very easy.

  1. Download the Construct zip file and unzip it
  2. Copy system/user/addons/collective to the same directory location in your EE instance
    • If you are updating, replace the existing collective directory
  3. Copy themes/user/collective to the same directory location in your EE instance
    • If you are updating, replace the existing collective directory
  4. Log in to your EE control panel and navigate to the Add-on Manager
  5. Scroll down to the “Third Party” section, locate “Construct” in the list and click “Install” or “Update”

Construct is now installed or updated.

# Updating from ExpressionEngine 2 to 3

Collective 2 is fully compatible with ExpressionEngine 3. However the Collective 1.x branch which you may have installed on ExpressionEngine 2 is not compatible with ExpressionEngine 3. However, updating ExpressionEngine will not affect your Collective variables or data in any way. The ExpressionEngine update instructions include a point where you are encouraged to put any updated add-on files in place before you run the ExpressionEngine updater. For Collective, this has been tested both ways and it doesn’t make much of a difference.

Note that after you have updated from EE 2 to 3, if you still have the Collective 1.x version files in place Collective will not appear in the Add-on manager. Don’t be concerned, everything is fine and all your data is safe. Follow the update instructions above and you’ll be good to go.