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Bing Ads Accredited Professional

Our team would like to announce the recent accreditation of David Wurst as a Bing Ads Accredited Professional! You can check out our Bing Ads company profile if you like! Yes, we are also a certified Google Partner if you were wondering! Please contact us about your PPC accounts if you have questions – we are always happy to help!

Bing Ads Professional


Magento Security Patch SUPEE-6285

Magento has released a security patch, SUPEE-6285, for Magento CE 1.6+ installations. Please implement this security patch on your website immediately as it addresses XSS and CSRF security vulnerabilities. These SUPEE-6285 patch files can be obtained directly on Magento’s website at https://www.magentocommerce.com/download or by upgrading your installation to Magento CE 1.9.2.0. Please make sure you create complete file and database backups prior to making any changes to your website. It is also recommended that you don’t implement Magento upgrades on live sites as downtime can occur. Please contact us with any questions!


Upgrade to Magento 1.9.2.0 via SSH

This Magento upgrade tutorial will help guide you through the process of updating / upgrading your Magento installation from 1.4+ to 1.9.2.0. which was released on July 07, 2015. 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 1.9.2.0 from MagentoCommerce.com:
    wget http://www.magentocommerce.com/downloads/assets/1.9.2.0/magento-1.9.2.0.tar.gz
    The download link above doesn’t seem to be working, so until we update that you can download the files here: https://www.webcitz.com/magento-1.9.2.0.tar.gz
  3. Extract the archive:
    tar -zxvf magento-1.9.2.0.tar.gz
  4. Change to the directory created during extraction:
    cd magento
  5. Turn off file replacement prompts:
    unalias cp
  6. Copy the Magento 1.9.2.0 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 *