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New versions of PrestaShop come every few months, sometimes even weeks apart. Some are major, most are minor, but they all bring a slew of innovations, improvements and bug-fixes. It is therefore highly advised to keep up with the latest version.

There are two ways to update upgrade PrestaShop:

The automatic upgrade requires only the addition of a script, but might not suit you if you prefer to control everything.

There are 5 steps to follow for a successful manual upgrade:

  1. Save and Backup Your Current Shop
    This step consists of backing up your database and your files. This step is not to be avoided, and should never ever be ignored or skipped. Do not proceed to step 2 without completing this step.
  2. Getting Ready for the New Version
    This step consists of preparing the files that you will need to copy into the new version of PrestaShop.
  3. Starting the Update
    This step consists of starting the upgrade script which will upgrade your database.
  4. QA and Testing
    This step consists of doing various checks to make sure that the store has been properly updated to the latest version.
  5. Going Live with the New Website
    This step will accompany you in going live with the latest update.

These five steps are necessary for a successful manual upgrade. Please pay close attention to all of them, and do not skip any step.

simply uses the free 1-Click Upgrade module.

The manual upgrade has been deprecated, but its documentation is kept for historical purposes – and for those who cannot use the automatic upgrade.


The update process will affect all files and folders included in the main PrestaShop installation. This includes all the core files used to run PrestaShop, all default modules and the default theme. If you have made any modifications to those files, your changes will be lost.


For any support request or help to setup your website, contact us and discover our yearly support offers.

Our support team is at your disposition disposal for all technical problems related to the upgrade of your PrestaShop store:

Checking the requirements for the new version


You are also limited to the manual update upgrade process: the AutoUpgrade 1-Click Upgrade module can only work with version PrestaShop 1.4 and uplater versions.

You should therefore be even more careful; the . The older your version, the more you should pay attention to details: backups, custom files, edited theme, etc.