Upgrade Magento Community Edition ver. 1.7.0.2 to ver 1.9.1.0

  • Take a backup of current database and current 1.7 code. place maintenance.flag file inside 1.7 code folder to put website offline.
  • Download latest magento from the http://www.magentocommerce.com/download
  • Remove all folders and files from your 1.7 code except maintenance.flag (but you should have backup somewhere) and place all folders and files from the 1.9.
  • Now from your 1.7 merge your following custom folders into the 1.9
    • Community app/code/community
    • Local app/code/local
    • Media
    • your theme or package (app/design/frontend/default/<your theme> or app/design/frontend/<your package>)
    • custom folders from Skin (both for adminhtml and frontend).
    • copy your custom xml files from app/etc/modules/ to current app/etc/modules/
    • any custom admin theme folder from adminhtml/default/yourtheme.
    • copy your custom folders from adminhtml/default/default/ (1.7) to adminhtml/default/default/ (1.9).
    • custom js files if any from app/js/.
  • Now go to app/etc/local.xml.Edit database details their.put your database username and password and database name.
  • Remove maintenance.flag file and check the site in the browser. it is done.
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Posted on April 3, 2015, in Web Dev. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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