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Upgrade to Magento 1.8.0.0 via SSH

This Magento upgrade tutorial will help guide you through the process of updating / upgrading your Magento installation from 1.4+ to 1.8.0.0. which was released on Sep 25, 2013. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will assume you have access to SSH on your hosting account. You should always create a backup of your entire website/database before proceeding with an upgrade and never perform these steps on a live store. Please be sure to obtain updated files from the authors of any Magento extensions you have installed on your website.

  1. Change to your Magento installation directory:
    (swap “username” below for your account’s username, or change the entire path to match your absolute URL)

    cd /home/username/public_html
  2. Download Magento 1.8.0.0 from MagentoCommerce.com:
    wget http://www.magentocommerce.com/downloads/assets/1.8.0.0/magento-1.8.0.0.tar.gz
  3. Extract the archive:
    tar -zxvf magento-1.8.0.0.tar.gz
  4. Change to the directory created during extraction:
    cd magento
  5. Turn off file replacement prompts:
    unalias cp
  6. Copy the Magento 1.8.0.0 files over your existing files:
    cp -rf * /home/username/public_html
  7. Change back to your Magento installation directory:
    cd ../
  8. Remove the empty folder
    rm -rf magento
  9. Optional: CHMOD all files to 644:
    find -type f -name ‘*.*’ -exec chmod 644 {} \;
    Optional: CHMOD all folders to 755:
    find -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
    Optional: CHOWN all files/folders:
    chown -R username:username *

Magento 1.8 CE Stable Release!

There is a new version of Magento CE! Please be aware that Magento 1.8.0.0 Community Edition has been released. If you are running a Magento website, please consider updating for security and reliability improvements. The majority of the improvements are related to security, tax calculations, USPS fixes (from the July 2013 USPS API update) and performance. If you are interested in having WebCitz implement this new version of Magento CE on your website please request a Magento upgrade service.

View the Magento 1.8.0.0 Release Notes!


Cameron Trading Post

The WebCitz team is pleased to announce the launch of their latest ecommerce and redesign project, the new Cameron Trading Post website! In 2016, Cameron Trading Post will be celebrating 100 years of business of creating historical Native American crafts. Be sure to check out Cameron Trading Post online to see the new website design!


Cardinal Path Webinar on Attribution and Product Listing Ads

WebCitz is excited to be attending a Cardinal Path webinar for enhanced knowledge in Attribution and Product Listing Ads! This is definitely going to be a great benefit for some of our marketing customers! As most of you know, we were in San Francisco, CA USA back in July for an entire week soaking in a lot of great knowledge from Cardinal Path’s instructors!

Google Analytics Attribution: http://www.google.com/analytics/features/attribution.html

Google AdWords Product Listing Ads: http://www.google.com/ads/shopping/getstarted.html