Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Automatic updates
December 12, 2013 - 11:55 am
Member Since: October 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 153
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey guys, not been doing much on this recently and Christmas has really hit us hard, in a good way of course.

Anyway, I installed Magento via Installatron from the Simple Servers admin. Installatron has just updated today to

I have no idea of how the core software works in conjunction with extensions and themes, so just wanted to know if it’s safe to leave auto updates on like this? ie. Is there any chance that they may break functionality of extensions.

Seems safer to only update when we’ve checked everything on a test server to me, is that right?

Steve S
December 12, 2013 - 1:34 pm
Member Since: October 29, 2013
Forum Posts: 271
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Had the same auto update – was wondering this too.

chris mcc

December 12, 2013 - 10:28 pm
Member Since: October 31, 2013
Forum Posts: 71
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I got this auto update today and i’m pretty new to this Magento thing to. A few of my tools went missing and i lost around 10 orders while processing for no obvious reason which appeared back later. Then some of my tools went missing then came back. All this happening while 2 developers were waiting to install 2 different new extensions and know one could get into the configuration menu in the admin pannel. Simple servers didn’t seem to know anything about this so i got a Freelancer to sort the problem for £42 and it took him 30 mins. The error i got was
Fatal error: Class ‘Mage_Googlecheckout_Helper_Data’ not found in /***/***/public_html/app/Mage.php on line 547

I’m none the wiser as to what actually happened however i will be turning off auto updates when i have a minute to work out how. The scary thing is i didn’t know or expect this to happen so i consider myself lucky.

The good thing is you can always find someone to help, i posted the job and had it fixed in under an hour and i don’t have a clue

Matthew Ogborne

December 13, 2013 - 1:02 am
Member Since: July 18, 2013
Forum Posts: 4565
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Chaps,

This just got me thinking, back in the starting guides we leave auto updating on, but actually this might be a bad idea as @chris mcc found out.

You can turn the auto updates off, but going to your cpanel, clicking on installatron, selecting your installation and turning the auto updates off.

Hope that helps!


"Selling an item online is easy, but making living from a business that sells online, well that’s something different entirely!"

Ultimo Magento Theme

chris mcc

December 13, 2013 - 9:04 am
Member Since: October 31, 2013
Forum Posts: 71
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi Matt,

That does help a lot and i’ve now turned this off. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

December 15, 2013 - 8:22 pm
Member Since: October 24, 2013
Forum Posts: 153
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Cheers guys, I’m also switching this off.


January 7, 2014 - 7:14 pm
Member Since: December 29, 2013
Forum Posts: 15
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi everyone,

I also had the same problem, Fatal error: Class ‘Mage_Googlecheckout_Helper_Data’ not found in /***/***/public_html/app/Mage.php on line 547

But i fixed it no problem in 5 mins thanks to Matt

I managed to find Matt´s step by step video on Understandinge, youtube channel.

which is easy to follow providing you know how to use FileZilla. if not, watch the guide here first

In the video from Matt he opens up the directoies App/code/mage/googlecheckout/etc

But in my directories magento community version 1.8.1 i found i had to open App/code/core/mage/googlecheckout/etc

so core was an extra directory to open to get to mage and then the rest is the same.

Dave Furness

January 7, 2014 - 10:27 pm
Member Since: July 19, 2013
Forum Posts: 4606
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey Jeff, thanks for posting this reply! The file directories must have changed since 1.8.1

Every expert was once a beginner


Why Should You Join UnderstandingE?

  • Access to over 500 step-by-step video tutorials
  • +20 video courses available
  • Magento, M2E Pro, Magmi, eBay, Amazon & Design all covered
  • Everything is in 100% Plain English
  • Learn how to build your own multi-channel software for eBay & Amazon
  • Access to the community forums, meet fellow business owners like yourself

Join Now with 2 Clicks


Join now for less that £1 per day you can gain access to over 400 step-by-step video tutorials & learn how to build your very own multi-channel software.


Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 1012

Currently Online:
18 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Jim @ Moogento: 688

Steve Froggatt: 514

Badeth - UE: 513

Jimbob: 453

Paul Cartwright: 414

Forum Stats:

Groups: 6

Forums: 37

Topics: 5222

Posts: 27488

Administrators: Matthew Ogborne: 4565, Dave Furness: 4606