Prepare your Magento

Refresh and Disable all the Magento cache


When configuring your store, whatever theme or anything else you should refresh all the Magento cache and then completely disable it. To get it done go to System -> Cache Management

Reindex magento data
After making any changes to magento data (products, categories) you should reindex the data. To get it done go to System -> Index Management

Backup Magento files and the store database

It saves lot’s of your time if something goes wrong. To create backup go to System -> Tools -> Backups

Disable compilation mode

To get it done go to System -> Tools -> Compilation

Disable Merge JavaScript and CSS Files

To get it done go to System -> Configuration -> Developer

Log out from Magento admin panel

It must be done to refresh the magento access control system