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Should I Upgrade 1.2.0 to 1.2.1? 
 
ParfümTrend
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Serious question.

My 1.2.0 ( Fresh install ) is working fine. It will be a Live shop soon, after I finish uploading the products. Any suggestions...do i have to upgrade 1.2.1?  After reading all the post in this regard...I really don know if I should.

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Ross
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Generally I think you would be better running 1.2.1 than 1.2.0 as there has been quite a few bugs fixed.  Best to review the release notes to decide if any of the fixes are important for your situation - if not then no need to upgrade.

As with any upgrade, make sure you backup your database and files first, and then do an upgrade on a copy of the site to test everything is working as you expect.

(also note: there has been some security improvements that means logins will not work on a ‘localhost’ installation, so run your tests on a real server or edit your local hosts file to set a dummy domain name)

Good luck with it.

 
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J_T_
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Yes, do it. But as always:

1. Back up database
2. Back up files
3. Turn off caching
4. Empty /var/cache
5. Do upgrade (Diff or SVN ideally) (Diff dry run first)
6. Test thoroughly, everywhere
7. If happy all is well, turn caching back on

Done. This is how I happily upgraded each and every time without a hitch.

 
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