How to upgrade Magento 1.8 to version 1.9

by Melanie J. Ultimate shopping cart migration tool provider
In 2013, e-commerce market has a graint number of new online stores. Many e-merchants chosen Magento 1.8 that was the most popular e-commerce platform at that moment. Magento 1.8 become more favorite in 2013.

After 8 years of developing, Magento is developing continuously with grandiose support for online stores. Magento has a lot of loyal customers.

You have using Magento 1.8 since 2013. Now, you want to upgrade magento to higher version. Magento 1.9 is last version of Magento 1.x with a lot of powerful features that makes your online business successfully quickly. Amazing features are financing and payment solutions, security and UX, you can learn more at magento upgrade 1.9. Magento 1.9 is friendly with users of Magento 1.x, from 1.4 to 1.8.


First of all, create the database same as current magento 1.8. Then download magento from

You run the installation of magento 1.9 and choose the database of your old website (magento 1.8)

Now you can take the your theme and skin from old version to new. Then after check one by one-third party extension from old to new. I did it and it will work for me.

Unfortunately, this upgrade way hides many errors that can happen anywhere. It requires dev technical knowledge about migration. It is not your strength. Migration expert advices clients and dev to seek help from migration developers or migration providers. Magento upgrade service of LitExtension is a striking example.

Here is an overview about magento upgrade steps to upgrade magento from 1.8 to 1.9:

Beside magento 1.9, e-merchants can choose magento 2 that is the last version of Magento. It is required deep learning-circle. Here is how to upgrade magento 1.8 to 2.0.

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I really like the article , even i have posted about the same but with 1.9 and 2.0.....I am looking forward to more such article that can spread awareness about various version of magento.
Aug 19th 2016 06:42   
Melanie J. Senior  Ultimate shopping cart migration tool provider
Thanks. In 2016, I see many people want to upgrade magento 1 to 2. However, many online business choose magento 1.9 as safer choice.
Sep 21st 2016 05:39   
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