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It seems like every other question posted nowadays is about how to upgrade an older version of oscommerce and the op usually references the official version. This post is meant to provide a quick reference for how to convert an older shop to the current, recommended, one. First, the version that should be used is commonly called the Bootstrap, BS or Responsive version. It can be located here. One should not use the official version. The official version can be installed via the hosts control panel so it is easy to think that is the one to use - it is not. Since the BS version is not directly compatible with other versions, the following steps will be needed: Install the BS version into a new location Convert the database. See this thread for help with that. Install whatever addons the site needs. You need to be sure the addon will work with the BS version. This thread mentions specific ones but there are many others that will work. If in doubt, ask in the support thread for the addon in question. If you intend to use paypal, then install the Paypal App. At this point you should have a working shop. Test it thoroughly, especially the payment and shipping modules, before going live with it. When you are ready to go live, Mark your current shop as down for maintenance ( a simple index.html file is fine for this purpose ). Make a backup of the current shops database and files. Convert the database to the BS version. Replace all of the files with the new shops files. Edit the configure files so they work as the live shop. Remove the blocking page. If everything has gone correctly, the conversion should be complete.
osCommerce 4.08 has been released today! Download your own or use "Host with osCommerce" to have it installed on one of our servers for you. New features, changes, and fixes are described in osCommerce Wiki: https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Change_Log To upgrade from osCommerce 4.x proceed with the following: 1. Connect to the App Shop: https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Connecting_to_App_Shop 2. Choose the "System Update" tab of the App Shop menu 3. Press the "Update now" button to initiate the update This release comes with a great deal of improvements and bug fixes. We truly appreciate help and support from the members of osCommerce community. Your feedback helps us build a better osCommerce! P.S. Those users who experienced issues connecting to the App Shop in the past, please download and use this manual update to connect to the App Shop: https://wiki.oscommerce.com/index.php?title=Updating_Security_Store_Key