While it is always recommended to stay up-to-date with any software that you use, the task assumes far more importance when it comes to a shopping cart software like J2Store.
Because, the shopping cart is the backbone of your online store that helps you sell, take payments from customers and increase the revenue of your business.
Let us take a look at the top 3 reasons why you should keep your J2Store up-to-date and how to update ?
Why you should update?
1. Security Fixes
With every release, we keep improving the existing code base - squashing the bugs, improving the performance, optimising the shopping experince. Staying up-to-date avoids the possibility of running into unnecessary issues. This applies not only to J2Store, but the entire Joomla ecosystem.
2. New Features and Improvements
Fundamentally, every application starts with some basic features. As time progresses, it brings in a number of additional features. At J2Store, we consistantly work on features that helps you run your online store smoothly and sell better.
3. Better Customer Experience
As an online shopper, we ourselves hesitate using an antique, out-dated software. Staying up-to-date helps you provide a better customer experience and increase their trust.
Rome wasn't built in a day, neither is your Online Store. You would have taken a plethora of brainstorming ideas and hundreds of hours to execute your online store. Now, it is time you invest a little bit of your time on keeping your store up-to-date.
How do I update?
Joomla provides a simple, one-click update from its Extensions -> Update section. However, you should consider 2 important points before you update
1. Backup, backup, backup
Make it a habbit to take FULL BACKUP before installing / uninstalling / updating an extension in Joomla. You can use the popular backup tool - Akeeba Backup - to backup your website. And its free!
2. Choose a method
Basically, upgrading is just a simple as installing the extension. You could either:
- Install the latest version over the existing J2Store. [or]
- Uninstall the previous version and install the latest version again. Don't worry. This will not affect your store settings and data. NOTE: This applies only when you upgrade form J2Store 3.x to J2Store 3.x...
If you are using very old versions like J2Store 2.x, you neen to migrate. Here is a step-by-step migration guide for J2Store 2.x
If you have any questions, feel free to submit a support request