We have created an extra development store view in our existing live Magento website. Now we're happy with the changes, what is the best way to make this development store view primary for the site?
Important is that order numbers must remain the same after changing. So we can't just set the new store view as the new default one.
Any ideas?

  • Forgive me, but how does default store view effect order numbers? Jun 28, 2013 at 19:39
  • @Shredder per storeview you have a different order increment ID. Both start at 0 but one is prefixed with "1" and the second with "2". Jun 30, 2013 at 20:31

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IMHO, the best way is to put live site in maintenance mode, apply the changes you made to the dev site to like site, then take live site out of maintenance mode. There are also order number manipulation extensions as well as raw MySql queries, but all of that ugliness can be avoided by doing it the hard way. (maint mode)

I've done a few moves and it's best to inconvenience customers slightly in the moment rather than truly make a blunder of sales.

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