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Magento 2 Development Cookbook by Bart Delvaux

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Creating a Magento 1 website with sample data

To start a Magento 2 upgrade, we need a Magento 1 webshop with some data. In this recipe, we will install the latest Magento version, 1.9, with the sample data for the new responsive theme.

Getting ready

To install a Magento 1 website, we need the following stuff:

  • A web server (Linux, Apache2, PHP, or MySQL)
  • The Magento 1.9 codebase
  • The Magento 1.9 sample data

Note

The Magento 1.9 codebase and sample data can be downloaded from the Magento site at http://www.magentocommerce.com/download.

The following stuff is recommended for the installation:

  • Command-line access
  • A virtual host (domain name) that is going to be your web root

Note

We recommend that you use a test server that is on your development machine. If you ...

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