Exploring Shopware: How to Update Shopware 6

- E-Commerce, Shopware

While Magento 2 becomes more oriented towards big businesses, Shopware reminds us of our favorite e-commerce platform at its height: it is community-based, powerful, flexible, and oriented towards users of all sizes. Although there is still room for improvement, Shopware 6 provides a quite decent e-commerce offer. And user-friendly settings are one of its most intriguing aspects. Have you ever imagined how intuitive Shopware 6 updates are? Well, the usually complex procedure is reduced to a few clicks. Below, we explore the Shopware Updates section of settings. Note that it is available for users of self-hosted stores. You will learn how to find Shopware Updates in the administration, discover the content of this section, and explore the installation of new platform’s versions. Also, we shed light on how to prevent issues while installing Shopware 6 updates.


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How to Find Shopware Updates in The Admin

The Updates section of Shopware 6 is available in the main menu of your admin section. You can locate it as follows:

  1. Log into your Shopware 6 admin;
  2. Open the main menu;
  3. Proceed to the Settings section;
  4. Open its System subsection.
  5. Display the Shopware Updates screen. 

What is Available in The Shopware 6 Updates Section

The Shopware 6 Updates screen contains all the updates available for your system as well as the instruments necessary to find and install them.

How to Install Shopware 6 Updates

As we’ve just mentioned, the Shopware Updates section is extremely user-friendly. It contains only the following two fields: Update Code and Update Channel.

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According to the official documentation, the Update Code field can be empty. However, there are several cases when it is necessary to provide data about your update there. For instance, the support may ask you to do so. After that, you need to enter a specific code associated with a particular update or bugfix.

As for the Update Channel field, it contains a drop-down list. Here, Shopware 6 lets you choose which kind of updates you want to apply to your self-hosted website. The system offers the following four categories:

  • Beta;
  • EarlyAccess;
  • Release Candidate;
  • Stable. 

Note that you should choose Stable to install the updates in your live environment.

Now, when you’ve selected the update category, hit the Check for updates button. After that, the system will display all updates that follow the specified criteria. 

How to Prevent Issues While Installing Shopware 6 Updates

You can easily prevent issues while installing Shopware 6 updates. It is only necessary to create a backup of your shop, including its database and server files, before installing the new version. Consequently, you will always be able to return to a stable installation in case of a problem.

How to Import Data to Shopware 6 After Installing The Update

If you need to import data to Shopware 6 after the update is installed, you’ve come to the right place. Our team lets you simplify and automate various processes associated with data transfers to your e-commerce store. Contact our support for more details and try our Improved Import & Export Extension for Shopware. You can use it to import any entity to Shopware 6 that is missing after the update. Please, consult our specialists to do that in the most efficient way. The extension provides the ability to create cron-based schedules that lets you automate data transfers. Furthermore, you can also work with mapping schemes that automatically edit the provided data to make the update suitable for Shopware 6. Since all these processes require previous experience and additional knowledge, we recommend working with our specialists at least for the first time.

Shopware 6 Essentials FAQ

How to create a Shopware ID?

A ShopwareID is created automatically when you create a Shopware account.

How to create a Shopware account?

You can create a Shopware account as follows. Go to a registration page and use the Register Now link to proceed to the registration form. Fill in the form and visit your email, a confirmation is there. You know what to do next.

What is Shopware master data?

Master data is all the information provided for a Shopware account such as your company address, phone, email, name, and other details.

How to add a shop in Shopware?

It is possible to add a new Shopware shop in your merchant area. The link situated on the start screen’s right part transfers to the shop type selection. Choose between a cloud storefront or an on-premise installation, specify the required information, and save changes.

How to add a payment method to your Shopware account?

You can add a payment method under Basic Information -> Accounting. You can choose PayPal, credit card, or direct debit. Note that this payment method is used for internal purposes described below.

How to create a deposit in Shopware?

An active payment method lets you create a deposit for purchases. Proceed to Merchant Area -> Shops, choose a shop to provide funds to, hit Open Account Details, and begin the transaction. You will use the transferred money to buy extensions and themes.

How to purchase Shopware extensions?

Now, when you have a deposit, it is possible to purchase extensions and themes in Shopware 6. You can use either the Shopware Marketplace or the Plugin Manager. Create a deposit that will cover your purchase amount, choose a software solution you want to buy, and complete the purchase.

How to get support in Shopware?

Use these sources of help to get consultancy regarding account and license: info@shopware.com or call +49 2555 9288 50. Use these sources of help to get consultancy regarding accounting and financial services: financial.services@shopware.com and +49 2555 9288 510.

How to migrate to Shopware 6?

A third-party tool is essential for the successful Shopware 6 migration since default import solutions lack numerous important features. Therefore, we recommend you pay attention to the Improved Import & Export extension. The module offers lots of benefits over the default tools such as the ability to move core entities to your new website from any external platform or Shopware’s previous versions. We also offer export solutions for other e-commerce platforms that you can use in a combination with the plugin for Shopware. Thus, you get the ability to migrate from Magento, Shopify, and other systems. Contact our team for more information.

How to automate import and export processes in Shopware 6?

With the Improved Import & Export extension, you get the ability to simplify regular data transfers. Create a schedule of updates per each import and export process and let the extension launch the corresponding procedure according to the specified time frames.

How to integrate Shopware 6 with external systems?

The Improved Import & Export extension also delivers integrations with various external tools, such as ERPs, CRMs, accounting platforms, etc. The module automates repetitive import and export processes using cron-based schedules. Besides, it modifies data according to the requirements of your Shopware store upon import with the help of mapping presets. You can also use this technology to match data upon export. Thus, perfect conditions for regular data exchanges between the two systems are achieved.

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