Applies To: AbleCommerce Gold R12 installations
These instructions are for testing purposes only. The new version of AbleCommerce is still in beta. Do not upgrade a live site!
This is a major upgrade if you are running AbleCommerce Gold. Any prior customizations will need to be redone. This process will upgrade an existing Gold database to make it compatible with the new version.
What you need before upgrading.
Changes that might be of concern.
Download AbleCommerce application
To install the AbleCommerce application, you will need to have
an active software subscription for your license.
Request a License Key for version 126.96.36.199
AbleCommerce v9 is a beta release. If you would like to test the upgrade, please request a download and license key through your order.
NOTE: An installation running in DEMO/DEVELOPER MODE is not valid for the upgrade. Make sure you have a license key before continuing. The key type can be Development or Live.
2) Install AbleCommerce
3) Copy existing images and files
All of your images and digital files should be located in the following folders of your <installpath>. Copy them to the new installation location.
4) Email Templates
Find your existing email templates and copy them to the same location of the new installation.
AbleCommerce v.9 contains new mobile friendly email templates. These new templates are located in the \App_Data\EmailTemplates\Default\ folder.
If you would like to use the new templates, then copy them from the ..\Default\ folder to the ..\1\ folder.
Post Upgrade Steps
Your new Merchant Dashboard will have a section showing any warnings or alerts that need to be taken care of.
CHECK FOR A MACHINE KEY
Open the web.config for your AbleCommerce Gold installation and see if a machine key exists. If it does, then you will need to specify a machine key in the web.config for the new version.
Make sure you have re-enabled SSL. The setting is in a new location. Within the menu, find Configure > Security > SSL Settings. You have the option to secure all pages, use the default SSL configuration, or use your own settings.
RESTORE ENCRYPTION KEY
Restore a backup of your encryption key (.bin).
Above all, test you store and make sure that shipping, tax, and payments are all working.
If you need to merge any customizations,
we recommend that you use a file compare and merge utility such
as WinMerge. WinMerge is Open Source file compare and merge
utility which runs on all modern Windows versions. Latest
WinMerge version and other WinMerge information is available at
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