I’ve had an absolute catastrophe “upgrading” 1.1.8 to a non-functioning 18.104.22.168 release and after about 12 hours have managed to get my 1.1.8 site back working.
I must say I did like Magento but I have used a lot of open source/php apps in the past and this is by far the worst upgrade experience I’ve ever had. This has left a bitter taste about the whole package but I’m willing to persevere and looking for some solid guidance.
I’m after some advice on how to do the upgrade properly, as the documentation here is incomplete/inaccurate. For example, I’ve tried to upgrade via Magento connect and there is no option to do so on the screen it presents me with; I can’t find and key to paste in as directed, and the options to clear the cache (as noted in the documentation) are not present :(
1) Which files do I need? I downloaded the 22.214.171.124 complete and applied this over the site and that is where all the problems lay (though it worked fine under XAMPP at home!). I have read that you should use the downloader for the update but that only seems to be 126.96.36.199. I have no shell access so PEAR is unsuable.
2) How can I isolate the website totally so that no-one can log into it while the upgrade is in progress? I’ve tried an index.html file in the home directory but magento ignores that and bypasses it totally. If the upgrades are processed as soon as someone visits the site, how can you prevent this occuring while you are (part way through) FTP’ing the files up? This possibly caused an error last time.
3) When is 188.8.131.52 due?
Very grateful if someone could point me at a comprehensive guide to get this fixed - I would stick with 1.1.8 for a while longer but I can’t upload photos to products and see that bug is fixed and need this feature ASAP!
Thanks for your help in advance