Migrating from K2Store 3.0.3 or the previous versions to the all new K2Store 3.5 is relatively easy. It involves a few steps.
This step-by-step guide will help you get the K2Store 3.5 running within a few minutes.
If you are using any version prior to 3.0.3, you first need to upgrade to 3.0.3. You can do that by downloading it from http://www.k2store.org/official-releases.html
IMPORTANT: Pro users should download 3.0.3 from My Accounts->My Downloads area.
1. BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP! - Use Akeeba Backup to backup your entire site.
2. Download K2Store 3.5 from http://www.k2store.org/official-releases.html (PRO subscribers from My Accounts->My Downloads area.)
3. Go to Extensions Manager and Install.
4. Go to Components->K2Store. The Dashboard will show you some important information about migrating things. Read them carefully and follow the instructions below.
1. Tax Profiles
In K2Store 3.5, we have introduced a better tax system which is based on geozones. In previous versions, you can just create and apply one or few tax profiles across the store.
Now, you will have more control over the tax configuration. You create tax profiles that will automatically apply rates based on the billing, shipping or store addresses.
So you have to create tax profiles once again based on the new structure. This is very IMPORTANT step.
Watch the video tutorial below that will explain about setting up the geozones, tax rates and tax profiles correctly.
a. Create a store profile (you will be selecting the default country and zone/region/state for tax calculation)
b. Create geozones and add countries and zones to them.
c. Create tax rates for each geozone
d. Create tax profile and map the tax rates to an address type. (You can apply one tax based on billing address and another on shipping address).
2. Product attributes migration
K2Store 3.5 also implements a new, improved structure for product attributes/options. So you have to migrate your old attributes.
We have included a tool for automatic migration. All you have to do is
a. Go to K2Store->Tools->Migrate Attributes.
b. Click start migration.
In case, you have used = as the price prefix while creating attribute options for some of the products, you will see them listed in the screen.
If you see any products listed, the migration tool will not convert the attributes associated with those products. You have to manually migrate them.
Watch the video below for a better explanation