How to Update Joomla VersionUpdating the Joomla version
Updating Joomla to the latest version
You will be guided through the update procedure by this text. When you don't know why you should perform an update, consider what the risks would be to your site if you didn't do it. Getting upgraded to the latest version of Joomla puts your website at serious risks! Maybe you are wondering why so many new Joomla releases are coming?
The reason for this is that the Joomla developer finds enough free space to fix crucial bugs and safety issues that are present in the Joomla source and they do it regular! The Joomla developer wants to be one little bit ahead of the hacker, but in order to take full benefit of the Joomla developer's tough work, you need to make sure you have updated to the latest version of Joomla.
Regularly review and make sure you have the latest version, and if you don't, update to the latest version immediately. Each new version of Joomla is backed by the Joomla Projekt for a restricted period of use only. STS ( Support for Long Term) and LTS ( Long Time Support ) are the two classification of assistance.
For more information about Joomla's technical service please click here. Secure your website before you update! Make sure all your data is backed up before making any changes to your website! You can manually back up the data using FTP/SSH or via phpmyadmin. We strongly recommend Akeeba as it is the simplest way to back up your work.
And if you still work with Joomla 3. Go to the back end of your website and browse to Components > Joomla Update. Select the item to update the software. When you have caching problems that prevent Joomla from detecting that an update is available, perform these steps: On the back of your Joomla site, go to Enhancements > Extension Manager.
Go to the Update page. Locate Update on the ribbon. You should see a listing of all available fixes, if any. Please update your computer. Note that you may have trouble with third-party plugins that are not compliant with the latest version of Joomla. To update your extension, make sure you do not have any third parties' modify (hacked) extension.
We strongly do not recommend any changes to Joomla file as you might be overwriting these when you update Joomla, which will cause your website to malfunction. Verify that your enhancements have all been up-dated. Make sure you are currently using Joomla 2.5.
Navigate to Components > Joomla Update and then click the Options button: Modify the update server to Short-Term Support, and then click Saving and Closing. The last stage on the test site will be to click "Install Update". To verify this, go to Extentions > Extentions Manager.
Click on the "Database" button and you will see that the "Database schema" version is exactly the same as the Joomla version you just used. Note that Joomla 1. Section 5 is totally obsolete and is no longer in any way support. Joomla 1.
If you see a blank display or troubleshooting page during the update procedure, make sure that you have no issues with your servers rights.