How to patch your Magento 1 store
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As a Magento store administrator, it is your responsibility to stay current on patch releases. We do not monitor our clients’ Magento versions or their patches, and we do generally do not notify our clients of new patches as they are released.
To stay current, we urge all clients to sign up for security alerts at the Magento website. In addition, watch for alerts posted within the Administrative area of your specific Magento installation or installations.
How to install patches
Apply Magento patches immediately upon release. Most releases address significant security threats. Ignoring them exposes your store and your customers to malicious activity.
ATTENTION: We strongly recommend you enlist the services of a developer when applying patches. Some patches may affect your store in unpredictable ways or cause downtime. If you do not yet have a developer, consider starting your search with our list of Magento development partners.
Step 1: Back up your store
ATTENTION: Always back up you store before installing a patch.
Step 2: Download the patch
Visit the Resources page of the Magento website.
Step 3: Disable the compiler
The compiler is disabled by default. If you have not previously enabled the compiler, skip to Step 4. If you have previously enabled the compiler, or are unsure:
Choose your method:
ATTENTION: To use this method, you must first enable SSH on your account. See How to enable SSH for details.
Secure Shell (SSH) is the preferred method. This method assumes familiarity SSH. For more detailed instructions about how to install a Magento patch with SSH, see the Magento website.
Although it is possible to download your site to your local machine, execute the patch, and then upload the patched files to your server, this method should only be attempted by experienced Magento developers.
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