Released Version: AbleCommerce Gold, Release 8, Build 7345
Release Date: 06/05/2014
Applies To: The upgrade can be applied to existing AbleCommerce Gold R7 (build 7118) installations.
Download: After logging in to your account, you can visit the Downloads page to obtain the file(s) needed for upgrading.
If you are using AbleCommerce Gold R6 or lower, then you can apply incremental upgrades as needed, so that you will be using R7 before applying the upgrade to R8. If you are behind on upgrades, you can also install a full version of R8 and migrate any customizations, themes, and data to the new install. See below for more information.
If you are upgrading from AbleCommerce 7, please go here first for instructions, and then you will still be able to upgrade to the latest version of AbleCommerce Gold.
Hot Patches: After installation, check to see if any hot patches are available.
Important: This version of AbleCommerce Gold requires Asp.Net 4.5. However, if you using Asp.Net 4.0 and are not able to upgrade, then you will want to use the web.config file located in the \install\framework\net40\ folder. Rename and place this file in the root website folder prior to upgrading your application files.
1) Download Upgrade to temporary location
This upgrade is available to active subscription holders. To obtain the file, login to the ablecommerce.com website and go to the customer account area. From the Downloads tab, in the top section, you can see all files that are available to you by subscription. Be sure to download the files and keep an original for backup.
2) Confirm License
Do not install the upgrade unless your license subscription is valid through the "release date" of the build you are installing, or you have a license key for the latest version.
There are two ways to see if you have a valid subscription for this upgrade:
Login to your AbleCommerce Merchant Menu and go to the Configure > Security > Licensing page.
- OR -
Open the "commercebuilder.lic" file located in the \app_data\ folder with a txt program such as notepad.
If your license purchase included a subscription, a line similar to the one above will be shown in your key file.
NOTE: A store in DEMO MODE is not valid for the upgrade. Make sure you have a license key installed before continuing. The key type can be Development or Live, but not DEMO.
3) Backup your Existing Production Files
Always make a backup copy of the entire AbleCommerce folder and the database before beginning any upgrade..
4) Installation of New Files to Production Server
In this upgrade release, there are 2 configuration files that will be adjusted.
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 http://winmerge.org
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