How to upgrade magento from older version to latest version?

Posted: November 26, 2012 in Magento, Version 1.3.*, Version 1.4.*, Version 1.6.*

To upgrade magento project with latest version, you have to follow below steps:

1) Take backup of whole project + Database.
2) List out the extensions which are already exists in project(xyz) and take it out from project.
3) Download and install latest version of magento.
4) create new db (i.e xyz_to_upgrade) and Upload backup database of your project(xyz).
5) Than add all extensions which are there in ur project(xyz) to latest magento and yes, if extensions which are used, available for latest version than install that one.
6) Test latest version of magento well.. is everything working proper or not.
7) Now remove app/etc/local.xml from that latest magento, and re install it with db details(which is created in point 4).
8) Resolve errors which you face while installation, you can find most of solution in Google.

Note: Above xyz is project name.

I hope the above information will help you.

Thanks,
Bijal Bhavsar 🙂

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