How to update PrestaShop

This article describes two methods for updating a PrestaShop site.

Updating PrestaShop

You should update a PrestaShop installation frequently to ensure it is running the latest version. There are several reasons for this:

  • Security: PrestaShop updates contain fixes that patch security vulnerabilities. One of the most important things you can do to maintain a more secure PrestaShop site is apply updates regularly.
  • Stability: PrestaShop updates contain fixes that patch bugs and other issues. Your site is more stable when you apply the latest updates.
  • New features: PrestaShop is continually improving, and by running the latest version, you have access to the latest features and functionality.

Use either of the following methods to update PrestaShop.

Method #1: Softaculous

If you used Softaculous to install PrestaShop, you can also use it to update PrestaShop. For information about how to do this, please see this article.

Method #2: Manual update

You can update PrestaShop manually through the administration interface. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to PrestaShop as the administrator.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Modules and Services.
  3. Under MODULES LIST, in the left pane click Administration.
  4. In the list of modules, locate the 1-Click Upgrade - AutoUpgrade module, and then click Install. The 1-Click Upgrade page appears.
  5. In the The pre-Upgrade checklist area, confirm that all indicators are green. PrestaShop cannot run the update until all indicators are green.
  6. Under Start your Upgrade, click Upgrade PrestaShop now!. PrestaShop starts the update process.
    • PrestaShop displays an Activity Log section that provides detailed information about the update in progress.
    • Be patient—the update process can take several minutes.
  7. When PrestaShop completes the update, the Upgrade Complete! message appears.

More Information

For more information about PrestaShop updates, please visit

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