1. Read this entire "Upgrading" topic before attempting an upgrade
2. Determine your current version of Squirrelcart
Your version can be determined by logging into the admin interface. The version number can be seen in the toolbar, on the right hand side.
3. Determine your store's default theme
Navigate to store settings, and scroll down to the "Default Theme" field. This field shows the theme that your cart is using by default. If it is set to "Squirrelcart", you do not have a custom theme.
4. Download database upgrade files
Squirrelcart uses MySQL database dump files to upgrade your database. You will be applying one upgrade file for every version that was released between your version and the version you are upgrading to. For example, if you are upgrading from version 1.2.0 to 1.5.0, you will need 3 upgrade files:
You can obtain the files from our support page, at http://www.squirrelcart.com/support.php. You will need to login with the account you created when you purchased Squirrelcart. The downloads can be found in the " " section. Download the necessary files to your computer. These files will be used in the "Upgrading Database" section of the upgrade instructions.
5. Backup your current installation
6. Notify customers that your store is being upgraded
During the upgrade process, your store will be unavailable for a short time. We recommend that you put a notice on your website indicating that the store is in the process of an upgrade. Here are 2 ways you can do this:
If your storefront page is named "index.php" -
Create a file called "index.htm", and put your message in this file. On most servers, this will override the "index.php" file, and the customers will see the offline message when visiting your site.
If your storefront page is not named "index.php" -
Rename your storefront file to store2.php. Create a new store.php, and place your upgrade message in that file.
If you followed the above steps, you should be ready to start your upgrade. Continue to the "Upgrading Your Database" topic.