How to update PrestaShop version?

When a new version of PrestaShop is available, you will have the option to update it. To avoid issues and losing important information of your website, you need to take note of the following precautions before you proceed with the instructions below on how to update PrestaShop version:

  • Secure a backup of PrestaShop website files
  • Secure a backup of PrestaShop database SQL file
  • Check the system requirements of the new version and make sure that it is compatible with the current features of your hosting account
  • Put your shop into under maintenance mode.

Update PrestaShop version using 1-Click Module

You can use the 1-click Module from PrestaShop which is officially recommended by the CMS itself. There are two ways of doing it which may depend if the module is available on your module’s list or not.

Automatic Configuration of 1-Click Upgrade

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Step 1.  Log in to your Admin page.

Step 2. Search for the module by entering the keyword “1-click”. If this is not available, check on the “Manually Add 1-Click Upgrade Module” instructions.


Step 3. Look for 1-Click Upgrade module and click “Install” button.

Step 4. Configure the module.

Step 5. Make sure the pre-upgrade checklist had the green check marks indicator.

Step 6. Click “Upgrade PrestaShop now!”.

Step 7. Wait for the migration process to finish which may take a few minutes.

Step 8. You will see a message that says “Upgrade complete”. Refresh your browser and log in again to your Admin Dashboard.

Step 9. Disable “under maintenance” mode to check your website.


Manually add the module

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Step 1. Go to 1-click upgrade download option site.

Step 2. If you do not have an account yet, you need to register.

Step 3. Click Download.

Step 4. Select the PrestaShop version you want to use.

Step 5.  Go to your PrestaShop Admin and Click Modules.

Step 5. Click “Add a new module” and “Choose File”.

Step 6. From your Downloads in your local drive, select the autoupgrade zip file and click”Open”.

Step 7. Click “Upload this module”.

Step 8. Search for the module by entering the keyword “1-click”.


Step 9. Look for 1-Click Upgrade module and click “Install” button.

Step 10. Proceed with the pre-upgrade checklist and migration process which is indicated in the above instructions.

If you are not confident to make any of the modifications mentioned above, you may have our Application Support Engineers help you with an ad-hoc fee per request.

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

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