- Channel. Choose the distribution channel that you want to use. The recommended selection is "Minor releases", which means "any stable release above the current one". The other options are:
- Major releases. The next stable releases from the latest branch: since the current branch is 1.6.x, the update tool would use the latest 1.6 version (as of this writing, v1.6.0).
- Minor releases. This is the default setting. Uses only the next stable release within the current branch: if you have PrestaShop 1.4.2, it will update your shop to v1.4.9, even if v1.6.2 is available.
- Release candidates. RC versions are deemed stable enough to be tested by the majority, but not stable enough to be the real release. Use them at your own risk.
- Beta releases, alpha releases. These are development versions. Use them at your own risk.
- Private release. Sometimes, the PrestaShop developers upload a private test version. If you have the right URL and hash key, you can update to this version easily using this channel. Checking Check the "Allow major upgrade" box indicates to indicate that your are only interested in major releases.
- Local archive. To be used if you have downloaded the version you want to upgrade to in the correct local folder,
/admin/autoupgrade/download. Once you have selected an archive in the drop-down selector, type the exact version number in the text field.
- Local directory. To be used if you have downloaded and uncompressed the version you want to upgrade to in the
/prestashopfolder must come directly from the archive that you downloaded.
- branch. Indicates if anything is available in the chosen channel.
- name. The name of the latest version in the chosen channel.
- url. The URL to the latest version in the chosen channel.
- md5. The hash check for the latest version in the chosen channel.