Hi, considering an upgrade from my current 1.7 CE edition to 1.8.
At the same time I need to do some work stripping out some old modules and also wrap a new theme onto the store.
* Am I better to work off the old version, strip out modules, remove the theme and add a new one.. and then try to sync up customer/order data
* Is it possible to start off with new 1.8 install, and then add in the existing modules / new theme and customer/order data?
I need to remove about 5 modules, and as mentioned want to upgrade Magento as well as add a new theme (which will take a week or two to customise for us), hence any development copies will get out of sync with the live site.
Thank you for any approaches / ideas you have.