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==Upgrading Your Site==
==Upgrading Your Site==
Detailed upgrade instructions that help you retain your customizations while upgrading to new features, can be found in the installation zip file under the ''/docs/2.Readme-Upgrade.html'' file.
For upgrade instructions see:  http://www.zen-cart.com/upgrade
Here's a high-level overview of the process. Note: this will not save your customizations.
# Backup your site from the server as well as the copy on your computer.
# Backup your database.
# Create a new directory and copy your site into it.
# Create a new database and load your old database in it.
# Next, change the two ''configure.php'' files to utilize the new directory and database.
# This way, when you attempt to upgrade you are practicing to see where the problems, if any, will happen.
# Make sure all appears to be working on your temporary site.
# Now, load the new version files to your new temp directory (from latest downloaded zip).
# Run the ''<nowiki>http://www.your_domain_name.com/your_new_site/zc_install</nowiki>''.
# Run the ''Upgrade Database''.
# I would do one at a time based on what is checked - leave the first checkbox that the upgrader picked checked and uncheck the others.
#* Advantage is that you can see your problems step by step.
#* Each time it completes it will recheck the boxes left to go.
#* Continue in this method until all boxes are unchecked.
#* If you find you have issues, you are not hurting anything and can always start over without damage to your existing shop and live database.
Reminder: Read the ''/docs/2.readme-upgrade.html'' document for step-by-step details and information on tools to help in the process.

Latest revision as of 04:22, 22 November 2012

Upgrading Your Site

For upgrade instructions see: http://www.zen-cart.com/upgrade