Magento 1.1.0 Beta - Now Available


Magento 1.1.0 Beta is now available for download and upgrade via the Magento Downloader. Please note this this is a beta product and it is strongly not recommended for use in production environments.

The release notes can be found here. Detailed instructions of upgrading custom themes will be released shortly.

Installing Magento 1.1.0 Beta

To install Magento 1.1.0 Beta using Full-Package or Downloader go here.

If you use the Magento Downloader 1.1.0 Beta, it will install Magento 1.0.19870 (since the Downloader is configured to download and install the latest 'Stable' version which is 1.0.19870). After installation is done do the following to upgrade to version 1.1.0:

  • Log into the Magento Connect Manager and go tho the 'Setting' tab.
  • Change the Preferred State to Beta, and save the settings.
  • Return to the 'Extensions' tab.
  • Click on the 'Check for Upgrades' button (this is a new button added in the New Manager Version you just installed).
  • After a few minutes you should get a few packages that are available for upgrade. For the Mage_All_Latest package select upgrade.
  • Click on the 'Commit Changes' button. The upgrade should start.
  • After upgrade is complete click on the 'Refresh' button.
  • You should now have Magento 1.1.0 Beta installed.

Sample Data: Before installing Magento download and populate the sample data found on the download page, and go through the steps above.

Upgrading an existing Magento Version

It is now also possible to upgrade your existing Magento installation to 1.1 Beta through the Magento Connect Manager. To do so:

  • Do NOT use your live or production site. We suggest making a copy of your site and upgrading that copy.
  • Log into your Magento Connect Manager.
  • Select the 'Setting' tab.
  • Change the Preferred State to 'Beta', and save settings.
  • For the Mage_All_Latest package select upgrade.
  • Click on the 'Commit Changes' button. The upgrade should start.
  • After upgrade is complete click on the 'Refresh' button.
  • You should now have Magento 1.1 Beta installed.

Note: To be able to continue getting updates for 1.0 (and not upgrade to 1.1) - upgrade Mage_All_Latest to 1.0.19875 with 'Preferred State' selected to 'Stable' in the Setting tab of your Magento Connect Manager. This will install the new Magento Connect Manager that will allow you to select the version you want to upgrade to.


1.1 trunk was also updated. Please keep an eye on the list in STATUS.txt in the 1.1 branch root folder.


We greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions in this forum topic.

Magento 1.1 stable release is scheduled for mid to late July - we will post more information as soon as it is available. Stay tuned to the blog for updates.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Priorities can change and features may be moved to later releases. We know how important these features are to merchants, but we advise you to not make any serious business decisions based on an unreleased feature. Varien does reserve the right to change this list, and cannot assume responsibility for any loss that might come from a late or unreleased feature.

UPDATE: A new demo store preview is available for 1.1.0 Beta at Only front-end is available at this time. We will be adding some new products to this new demo store over the next few days

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  1. Crucial Web Host

    1Crucial Web Host from Phoenix, AZ|posted July 12 2008

    Great to see the pre-release guys!

    Thanks for the great work and new features!

  2. from Huntsville, AL|posted July 12 2008

    First of all, Great Job on the 1.1, we’re seeing some major performance boost, on both frontend and backend with this release.

    But I got a little problem following the Magento Downloader 1.1 beta method. I followed the instructions and done things like setting from ‘Stable’ to ‘Beta’ status and a Check Upgrades...etc..etc..

    But I’m not seeing any “Upgrade” option on Mage_All_Latest, as I only see Uninstall/Reinstall. However, I do see “Upgrade to 1.1” option on other modules like Interface_* Lib_*.

    Any tips?
    (scratch head)

    Thanks again for a great product.

  3. Ron Seigel

    3Ron Seigel from Ottawa, ON|posted July 12 2008

    Yikes! Talk about bugs!

    Where do I begin?

    Gonna be a long night reporting these. Lots of blank pages in the admin among other errors.

    I’s Beta. Need more beer for this one.... wink

  4. YoavKutner

    4YoavKutner |posted July 12 2008 - can you upload a screenshots of both the tabs of your Magento Connect Manager

  5. Costa

    5Costa from Shenzhen China|posted July 12 2008

    I have just tried to upgrade to 1.1 beta and my site is completely broken, how can i revert to previous state?

  6. pldtm

    6pldtm from Bordeaux, France|posted July 12 2008

    First, good job for this 1.1 version, ready for european market.

    With the downloader install, same problem than Setting on alpha or beta and Mage_All_Latest keep the stable state and no upgrade available. so all the other packages don’t upgrade except Lib_Google_Checkout.
    the downloader package is in 1.1.0 stable

  7. cadessi

    7cadessi |posted July 12 2008

    Same as and pldtm.

  8. Ross

    8Ross from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK|posted July 12 2008

    @Costa - did you read this point in the post above?

    - Do NOT use your live or production site. We suggest making a copy of your site and upgrading that copy.

  9. ecommerce-store

    9ecommerce-store from Roma|posted July 12 2008

    Where we can modify the customer registration fields? There isn’t this option yet? Because if is that’s not ready for european market.

  10. ayaan

    10ayaan |posted July 12 2008

    When I tried to upgrade through magento connect it successfully upgraded to beta 1.1.0 but the changes doesnt show in the admin. I nowhere see the Virtual products options or the product custom options, or Canadian or EU taxes in the system->configuration. I tried to double check again in the magento connect and tried upgrading again it says ‘nothing more to upgrade’. it’s shows installed version beta 1.1.0.

  11. 00christian00

    1100christian00 |posted July 12 2008

    Am i the only one to see many packages listed as 1.1 stable?
    Are they really stable and not related to the beta?

  12. YoavKutner

    12YoavKutner |posted July 12 2008

    There is a problem with the PEAR Packages and we are working on fixing it right now.

    We will update once it is resolved.



  13. YoavKutner

    13YoavKutner |posted July 12 2008

    PEAR Packages are in order now.

    Please try again.



  14. andreladocruz

    14andreladocruz from Brazil|posted July 12 2008


    No product discription at ALL

    No price, no add to cart field!

    see the on-line problem at


  15. andreladocruz

    15andreladocruz from Brazil|posted July 12 2008

    google site map generation not working too:


    SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‘e.is_active’ in ‘where clause’

    #0 /var/www/vhosts/ Zend_Db_Statement_Pdo->_execute(Array)
    #1 /var/www/vhosts/ Zend_Db_Statement->execute(Array)
    #2 /var/www/vhosts/ Zend_Db_Adapter_Abstract->query(Object(Varien_Db_Select), Array)
    #3 /var/www/vhosts/ Zend_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Abstract->query(Object(Varien_Db_Select), Array)
    #4 /var/www/vhosts/ Varien_Db_Adapter_Pdo_Mysql->query(Object(Varien_Db_Select))
    #5 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Sitemap_Model_Mysql4_Catalog_Category->getCollection(’1’)
    #6 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Sitemap_Model_Sitemap->generateXml()
    #7 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Adminhtml_SitemapController->generateAction()
    #8 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Action->dispatch(’generate’)
    #9 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Router_Admin->match(Object(Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http))
    #10 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage_Core_Controller_Varien_Front->dispatch()
    #11 /var/www/vhosts/ Mage::run()
    #12 {main}

  16. andreladocruz

    16andreladocruz from Brazil|posted July 12 2008

    check for updates trought downloader gets a 404 error!

  17. adimagento

    17adimagento from Los Angeles, CA|posted July 13 2008

    This is NOT the place to report bugs. Please report all bugs through the bug tracker -

  18. Ron Seigel

    18Ron Seigel from Ottawa, ON|posted July 13 2008


    It would help if there was actually a Version 1.1 BETA in the bug tracker!

  19. Gman2005

    19Gman2005 |posted July 13 2008

    !!!!!!  Magento Downloader says: “Invalid package identifier provided: Mage_All_Latest” !!!!!

  20. Unirgy

    20Unirgy |posted July 13 2008

    @Gman2005: magento-core/Mage_All_Latest

  21. Roy Andre

    21Roy Andre |posted July 13 2008

    Relax people. We all know this is a beta-version. Throwing out error-reports in the comment-field for the update isnt the right way of doing things. Feedback, general error-reports, etc should be reported here:

    All bugs should (and MUST) be reported in the bug-tracking-area. If 1.1Beta doesnt exist yet, well then choose another version and just write its regarding 1.1Beta.

    Magento is totally free for us and since we’re all part of the Magento community our way of paying back must be that we use the right channels to report back errors, general feedback, etc.

  22. from Huntsville, AL|posted July 13 2008

    So if it’s Beta, why is it showing up as Stable in the Extensions?

  23. from Huntsville, AL|posted July 13 2008

    Wait nvm, it is showing as Beta now

  24. from Huntsville, AL|posted July 13 2008

    Sorry I just noticed your comment now.
    Anyhow it’s working now.

    Thanks for the fix!

  25. brianpat

    25brianpat |posted July 15 2008

    I am getting the following error:

    Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 8192 bytes) in /home2/orissash/public_html/ezbuy4all/ezbmcartTestbox/downloader/pearlib/php/PEAR/Installer.php on line 540

    Any idea how to fix?


  26. jwebber

    26jwebber from Elkhart, Indiana|posted July 15 2008

    I find this “Known Issue” in 1.1 beta to be very interesting:

    Checkout sometimes charges cards multiple times.

    Any idea when that minor bug might be fixed? smile

  27. aDy

    27aDy from France|posted July 16 2008

    Wahoo !! Great job !! Thanks for the new demo store wink

  28. Michael

    28Michael |posted July 16 2008

    @brianpat : try to increase memory_limit in your .htaccess and/or php.ini. Or just make sure that Magento’s ones are used as by default it is set to 64M in Magento.

    @jwebber : that issue happens under specific conditions. If you experience that problem you can join the discussion in this forum thread -

  29. jetul

    29jetul |posted July 16 2008

    I have the same problem as SimpleHelix, pldtm and cadessi. I get nothing when I click “check for upgrades”. I’m running the alpha right now. Is that the problem? Is there a fix?

  30. brianpat

    30brianpat |posted July 16 2008

    I have already increased the memory_limit in .htaccess file as well as in php.ini file,but it still shows the same problem.

  31. brandondrew

    31brandondrew |posted July 16 2008

    MagentoConnect lists 1.1 STABLE as being available, but I don’t see any mention of it on the blog, or on the download page.  Is this a mistake, or are you just quietly rolling it out there first?

  32. medlington

    32medlington |posted July 17 2008

    I see the same, I hope it has been released as I need to upgrade to this version today to fix the discount after tax issue.

  33. joff

    33joff |posted July 17 2008

    Fantastic work on getting 1.1 into beta! I know you can’t predict when it will move from beta to production but was looking for some ball park guidance - month, quarter, longer?

  34. brandondrew

    34brandondrew |posted July 17 2008

    They’ve said elsewhere--this is off the top of my head so I might be off slightly--that we can expect it in late July or early August.  Of course that’s not a promise, but they’ve been pretty good about hitting targets before.  (Of course they originally told us we could expect 1.1 in late June or early July, and that ended up being 1.1 Alpha, rather than a production version as I had expected it to be.  But now that they’ve specified a stable version for that target date range, I fully expect they’ll have it in that time frame.

    (It might have been mid to late July that they said… don’t recall for sure.  But that’s still in the same ball park: less than a month, and far less than a quarter.)

  35. RoyRubin

    35RoyRubin from Los Angeles, CA|posted July 17 2008

    @joff - we are looking at a July release for 1.1

  36. brandondrew

    36brandondrew |posted July 17 2008

    Whoohoo!  That means in less than 2 weeks we’ll have 1.1 stable. 

    @ RoyRubin:  can you comment on the fact that 1.1 stable is apparently available in MagentoConnect?  Is that actually 1.1 Beta, even though it says Stable there?  Or are all the components listed as stable actually stable, but the remaining two pieces are all that is left to be completed before the whole enchilada is ready?

  37. Michael

    37Michael |posted July 17 2008

    @brandondrew: That’s just a misleading columns order in the old Magento Connect Manager as those labels refer to the extensions you have already installed and not to the ones tha are available remotely. It shouldn’t let you to upgrade as actually those 1.1 packages are in BETA stability state.
    To be able to continue getting STABLE updates for 1.0 (and not upgrade to 1.1 BETA) - upgrade Mage_All_Latest to 1.0.19875 with ‘Preferred State’ selected to ‘Stable’ in the Setting tab of your Magento Connect Manager. This will install the new Magento Connect Manager that will allow you to select the version you want to upgrade to.
    Please don’t forget to backup everything (Magento folder and database) first.

  38. brianpat

    38brianpat |posted July 19 2008


    The shopping cart is not working after fresh installation of this version. After I add any item I am getting message as below:

    Shopping Cart is Empty

    * Can not add item to shopping cart

    You have no items in your shopping cart.

    Please continue shopping.

    Is there any configuration necessary to do after installation.


  39. brianpat

    39brianpat |posted July 20 2008

    I got it working after uninstallation of Minerva_Shipping extension.


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