How to Upgrade Magento 1.6 to 1.9

Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which can be used to build online stores or website for selling products. Magento is loaded with features such as shopping carts, inventory management, and catalog management, etc.

You need to upgrade Magento 1.6 to Magento 1.9, if you’re currently on version 1.6 that is, to take advantage of all the latest features.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to upgrade Magento. We’ll assume you are using Magento version 1.6 for this tutorial.

Create a Backup:

First create a backup of your entire Magento Store.

Download the Latest Version:

Download Magento’s new version, 1.9, from here. After downloading, upload and install it to your server or localhost.

During installation, set the same Database name, Username and Password as your previous Magneto Store in configuration page.

Replace Database Tables:

Delete all the tables from your Magento 1.9 and import all the tables from your previous Magento version 1.6 to it.

Merge Folders:

Merge the following folders from your previous version into your newer version:

Community

Replace app/code/community folder in Magento 1.9 with your previous Magento 1.6 app/code/community folder.

Local:

Replace app/code/local folder with your previous Magento 1.6 app/code/local folder.

Media:

Replace media folder with your previous Magento 1.6 media folder.

Theme:

Replace app/design/frontend/<your-theme> folder with your Magento 1.6 app/design/frontend/<your-theme> folder.

Custom XML files:

If you have created any custom xml files, then replace all those files from app/etc/moduleswith your previous Magento 1.6 app/etc/modules folder.

Skin:

Replace all custom folders from skin folder with your previous Magento 1.6 skin folder.

Custom Admin Theme:

If you have any custom admin theme folder then replace this folder with your previous Magento 1.6 app/design/adminhtml/ <your- custom-theme>.

Custom js:

If you have any custom js folder then replace this folder from app/js in Magento 1.9 with your previous Magento 1.6 app/js.

Final Words:

By following the above mentioned steps, you’d be able to upgrade Magento 1.6 to 1.9. Now, you can use all the latest features available in Magento 1.9. Launch your site in a browser and open the Admin Panel to verify that the version has indeed been upgraded. Leave your thoughts or questions in the comment section below!


Originally published at www.cloudways.com on November 21, 2016.