I was reading the upgrade guide - but had the idea to try the upgrade via Magento connect. THis has always worked before ;P


Is there a real reason why we should not upgrade via Magento Connect in backend?

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If you have no any third party or local extensions that store theirs templates and layout files in app\design\frontend\base\default everything should be ok.

I am not sure but during updating Mage_Core_Modules magento should delete everything what is inside app\design\frontend\base\default and copy new version files there.

So double check that.

  • Delete all like in .? Or does it delete the new files it will later save in app\design\frontend\base\default
    – snh_nl
    Commented Mar 27, 2014 at 12:52

We ended up upgrading our whole store using Magento connect

We did encounter missing some JS files, but after fixing that we were fine


Magento 1.8.1 quick create no longer working JS error

It is still th easiest way

  • I did it this way and worked fine but avoid the temptation to just switch the js folder old for new like I did - the js folder is used for extensions. In the end I just added the scripaculuous folder to it from the official 1.8 version. Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 14:55

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