Two methods to update Joomla

Just to be clear, there is more then two methods to update Joomla. I just want to show two most common. Sometimes you will be forced to use some other method.

Recommended method is to use built-in updater on Control panel. All you have to to is to login to administrative backend and select Update Now button (Slide 1).

Two methods to update Joomla

Slide 1.

Second method is to do it using traditional way: uploading file to home installation directory. Before you do it, verify which Joomla version you run and then from Joomla Download page, download accurate update file.

On Control Panel page, select Extensions – Manage (Slide 2).

Two methods to update Joomla

Slide 2.

On next page you will find traditional uploader. Select Browse and choose file you downloaded from Joomla site (Slide 3).

Two methods to update Joomla

Slide 3.

Next step is to select Upload & Install button (Slide 4.). File will be uploaded and installed. On finished installation you will be logged out.

Two methods to update Joomla

Slide 4.

Now you have to check is your system updated. Go to Control Panel and on bottom find relevant information (Slide 5.).

Two methods to update Joomla

Slide 5.

Perform your updates regularly, due to fact that Joomla (alog with other open source CMS`s) is vulnerable. Keep it updated, thus safe.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for visiting this website.

 

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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