Now that PrestaShop 1.6 has been released many people are very excited to upgrade and use it. Upgrading to the new 1.6 version is a snap with the 1-Click Upgrade module. Follow the instructions below to upgrade to the new 1.6 version quickly.

How to upgrade to PrestaShop 1.6

  1. Log into your Prestashop 1.5 admin dashboard.
  2. From the upper menu toolbar, hover over the Modules tab and click on the Modules option.
  3. Arriving at the Modules list page, locate the 1-click Upgrade module and click on the Install button if it is not already installed.
  4. Once installed, click on the Update It button for the 1-Click Upgrade module.
  5. This brings up the checklist for performing the upgrade. You should only notice a single red X on the list. This is because your site is not yet in Maintenance Mode. Click the button there to set it to Maintenance Mode.
  6. You will now see the same checklist. It should now be all green. Click on the Upgrade PrestaShop Now! link.
  7. The next screen will show you the status of the upgrade by displaying the files being modified on the screen. Once you have completed the upgrade you will see a successful completion message. You can now visit your site. You will notice it is in Maintenance mode still.
  8. From here you will need to remove the maintenance mode. Once again, visit your admin dashboard and log in.
  9. Click on the Preferences tab on the navigation menu and then select Maintenance
  10. Now simply click the Enable Shop slider and it will set to Yes (the green side)
  11. Click on the Save button in the lower right to activate the setting.
Now that you have successfully upgraded your PrestaShop 1.5 store to version 1.6 you can visit your store and see the new look!
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n/a Points
2014-03-25 6:16 am

It is not working 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-03-25 8:22 am
In our testing, we have confirmed that these steps are working. Could you clarify exactly what issues you are running into?
n/a Points
2014-03-28 9:55 am

I have the same problem. I set the maintenance mode and all the fields on checklist are green. But clicking on Upgrade Prestashop Now is doing nothing. Also if i copy and execute link from the button it only redirect me back to 1-click Upgrade page.

I have Prestashop 1.5.6.2

Staff
9,684 Points
2014-03-28 10:47 am
Hello Dominik,

We are happy to help, but will need more information to provide a detailed answer.

Turning on error reporting in Prestashop can help provide more information in regards to the problem.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-03-28 3:26 pm

I turn on error reporting like you writed. But I have no error.

On the other hand i find that the link href are emty. When I clicked on link, then in javascript console output was:

POST http://(prestashop-url)/autoupgrade/ajax-upgradetab.php [HTTP/1.1 200 OK 259ms]TypeError: res is null in index.php

Thanks for answer.

Staff
9,968 Points
2014-03-28 3:38 pm
Hello Dominik,

The error that you're receiving TypeError: res is null in index.php relating to a PrestaShop upgrade, could be coming from a PHP memory size exausted error. Although that should be showing up in your error logs as well.

If that's not the issue, we would more than likely need to more closely inspect your website in order to determine what could be going wrong.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-03-31 2:06 am

Hi, thanks for quick answer. PHP memory limit is set to 256MB and thats enough I think. Is there a simple way I can manually update prestashop ?

Dominik

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-03-31 8:11 am
Prestashop's steps to manually upgrade your PrestaShop installation have been deprecated and they recommend against attempting to do so. That process is also quite long and can cause various other issues. I recommend further increasing your PHP memory limit to use to upgrade methor from within PrestaShop.
n/a Points
2014-05-30 11:35 am

There is a way to upload the Prestashop 1.6 files to your server and then you can upgrade from a local server location instead of the remote prestashop server. I had to do this for some reason when upgrading to Prestashop 1.6. I forget the exact details, but there's an advanced option in the upgrade. Seems there was a folder location I had to upload the 1.6 zip file, then I could select it to upgrade. Perhaps with this info you can modify your search to find the information you need. Good luck!

n/a Points
2014-04-22 9:04 am

Hi, I tried to use this module. Shop's current version is 1.5.6.0 and I am upgrading to 1.6 with this module. But I am receiving error "You already have the 1.5.6.0". Any information.

Staff
9,684 Points
2014-04-22 9:46 am
Hello Satyen,

In the PrestaShop forum, some people had a similar error; a possible solution could be to
  • Uninstall, then re-install the 1-click Upgrade module
  • Manually delete the folder: modules/autoupgrade

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-04-25 6:01 am

You should read official docs

http://doc.prestashop.com/display/PS16/Automatic+update

Especialy section "Start your Upgrade": "By default, the update tool is set to update your store to the next minor version."

n/a Points
2014-05-21 4:40 am

A common problem, and one that I am experiencing, seems to be that during the db backup phase of the upgrade, the process hangs and a dialogue box displaying "Javascript error (parseJSON) detected for action "backupDb".Starting restoration" appears. Do you have any thoughts on what might be causing this? If it helps, mine is a large store with over 70,000 products (www.tooltrolley.co.uk)

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-05-21 8:50 am
From research that I have done on the issue, it looks like one of the causes is PDO and MySQLi not being enabled. If you are hosted with us, try renaming your php.ini file to something like php.ini.old to make it inactive and use the server default. Updating your PHP version may also help as well. If you are not hosting with us, I recommend contacting your host to determine how these changes would be made.
n/a Points
2014-05-21 3:53 pm

I would like to contract Inmotion hosting but before that I have to be sure that your hosting supports the upgrading of Prestashop 1.5.0.7 to 1.6.

Staff
9,968 Points
2014-05-21 4:03 pm
Hello Fernando,

Yes you should be able to upgrade PrestaShop 1.5.0.7 to 1.6 on our servers. After setting up the 1-Click Upgrade module, you should be able to run the pre-upgrade checklist which would indicate any problems with your version of PrestaShop being automatically upgraded.

When you see the Check if a new version is available button, you'll want to be sure to click on More options (Expert mode) and ensure that Major releases is selected from the Channel drop-down. That way it doesn't default to just upgrading you to the latest 1.5.x version and instead does do the 1.6 upgrade.

Please let us know if you have any other questions at all.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-05-21 4:09 pm

And could you bring me support in the upgrading process in case I contract your services?

Staff
9,968 Points
2014-05-21 4:19 pm
Hello again Fernando,

If you run into any issues during the upgrade process you can definitely come back and ask us for help. At this time we do not currently perform upgrades ourselves for users.

One thing that you might want to be aware of after upgrading to PrestaShop 1.6 is that your cart block could move out of position which requires a few tweaks to fix.

- Jacob
n/a Points
2014-06-23 10:24 am

I am trying to update, but in the checklist keep receiving th efollowing error..

The pre-Upgrade checklist

 

The checklist is not OK. You can only upgrade your shop once all indicators are green.

Before starting the upgrade process, please make sure this checklist is all green.

The 1-click upgrade module is up-to-date (your current version is v1.3.13) ok Your store's root directory must be writeable (with appropriate CHMOD permissions) ok PHP's "Safe mode" option is turned off ok PHP's "allow_url_fopen" option is turned on, or cURL is installed ok Your store in maintenance mode ok PrestaShop's caching features are disabled nok PHP's time limit setting (max_execution_time) must be high or disabled entirely (Current value: unlimited) ok

Please also make sure you make a full manual backup of your files and database.

Caching is enabled, i've disabled en re enabled several times, but the error remains..

 

Caching Caching

Caching systemen worden gebruikt om de snelheid van de winkel te versnellen door middel van het opslaan van gegevens in het servergeheugen. Zo word de druk op de database verminderd.

Gebruik cache

 Ingeschakeld  Uitgeschakeld

Cache systeem in- of uitschakelen

 

Caching systeem

  Memcached   APC   Xcache   Bestandssysteem  

Any idea's?

Thanks in advanc,

rgds

Bob

 

Staff
9,684 Points
2014-06-23 12:05 pm
Hello bob,

Thank you for your question. The max_execution_time is a setting in your php.ini file, that you can adjust.

See our guide on How to update your local php settings.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,

-John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-06-24 3:01 am

Hello John- Paul,

 

Thanks for your reply, but the error I receive is not from the php, but the line before ..

I see now that the copy paste put all the lines behind each other... The problem is that the system keeps saying that "PrestaShop's caching features are disabled ", but chache, as wel as smarty cache are turned on..

So how can I work past this..?

Thanks 

 

Rgds

Bob

 

Staff
19,554 Points
2014-06-24 8:26 am
Hello Bob,
Be sure that the caching (Smarty and otherwise) are turned off. The checklist is trying to ensure they are not on at the time of the upgrade.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-06 3:51 pm

Hi, 

thanks for the tutorial but i am having a problem, whne clicking Upgrade Prestashop now! the page reloads with thhis this msg "No archive found in your admin/autoupgrade/download directory".    

this msg appears under "allow major upgrade check box" , i have used this module before without such problems.

thanks for any reply  

 

Staff
19,554 Points
2014-09-08 9:26 am
Hello Karam,

What is the specific version of PrestaShop from which you are upgrading? Also, are you one of our customers? If so, did you install the current version of PrestaShop with the Softaculous tool or was it a manual installation?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-10-02 3:36 am

sorry for late reply but it seems i didnt notfied abt ur comment, my current prsta is 1.5.5 and the module is 1.4.3, i have used the module before and it was great, another thing i noticed is the save button in the first section is not working ** presta is manually installed 

Staff
9,162 Points
2014-10-02 10:33 am
As it cannot locate an upgrade package, try downloading the newest version of PrestaShop and placing the zip file within the path specified.
n/a Points
2014-10-05 1:43 pm

I uploded the zipped file to /admin/autoupgrade/downloadand nothing happned I also tried to upload unzipped verson to /admin/autoupgrade/latest/prestashop/and nothing happend The stranger thing is that the save button is not working in "start your upgrade" section also I need help deleting the module cash, cz it keeps the old sittings 

Staff
9,684 Points
2014-10-06 12:04 pm
Hello karam,

We are happy to help, but will need some additional information to try and troubleshoot the issue.

Have you checked your file permissions, to ensure you are able to make changes to the files/folders?

I also found a post in the Official Prestashop Forums, where they are discussing a similar issue.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.

Thank you,
John-Paul
n/a Points
2014-10-06 12:11 pm

it was becuse of this module "shipwire " i just disabled it , upgraded well , but now i have working back office and blank front office , i increased the memory limit but stayed the same , the debug mode gave me this message "Strict Standards: Declaration of Dispatcher::loadRoutes() should be compatible with that of DispatcherCore::loadRoutes() in /home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/Dispatcher.php on line 16

Strict Standards: Declaration of FrontController::addCSS() should be compatible with that of FrontControllerCore::addCSS() in/home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/controller/FrontController.php on line 131Warning: require_once(/home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/controller/../../../modules/cloudcache/cloudcache.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in/home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/controller/FrontController.php on line 78

Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required '/home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/controller/../../../modules/cloudcache/cloudcache.php' (include_path='/home1/cctronic/public_html/tools/htmlpurifier/standalone:.:/usr/lib64/php:/usr/share/pear') in /home1/cctronic/public_html/override/classes/controller/FrontController.php on line 78"

Staff
19,554 Points
2014-10-06 1:25 pm
Hello Karam,

The current PrestaShop version does not support that version of Cloudcache. There are a couple of things that you can do. One is to rollback to the previous version and keep the cloudcache module active. The other is to rollback, remove the cloudcache module, and then upgrade so you can proceed without it. I assume they will make it compatible in a future 1.6 version, but that is not the case currently.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-14 4:57 am

Hello,

With the v1.6 I face a problem with pdf selling. Each time I create a new article with a pdf downloadable, prestashop create several entries in the database for the same pdf (table : ps_download_product, colomn : filename). For my part I've got about 200000 pdf doublons loaded for each article and my 1GB data base is full ! We checked all parameters with my provider and we conclude it is a bug in prestashop or one of is native module.

Do you know this problem ? Can you help me ?

Thank you

Staff
19,554 Points
2014-09-15 8:31 am
Hello,

We have not seen or heard of this issue before. Is it just when you create a pdf downloadable product? We would like to test it ourselves and see what we can find. What specific issue of PrestaShop are you running?

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2014-09-27 1:31 am

I would like to update my version from 1.5.3 to 1.5.6. I have installed 1 click update module. if i check new version availability it shows your are using latest version.

Staff
19,554 Points
2014-09-28 8:37 am
Hello Midun,

Be sure you are not on PrestaShop version 1.6. Also, the 1-click-upgrade will update you to 1.6, not 1.5.6. If you wish to upgrade to a version that is not the most recent, you will need to do a manual upgrade.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M

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