Learn how to keep the Joomla 3 Up to date. 

Keep your Joomla the latest for the security of your website is very important. It is also easy when it comes to you using the same major version upgrade. However, migration from one major release to another process is not such a simple task, but we strongly recommend that you still make efforts.

Table of Contents:

  • The Joomla version of interpretation
  • Joomla in the same major version upgrade
  • Migrating from one version to another major Joomla

The Joomla version of interpretation:

The Joomla has now been officially supports two main versions: 2.5 of Joomla and Joomla3.x the project developers in both versions, and provide security and bug fixes for both of them. If you are using any of these versions, you should see the minor version (like the Joomla2.5.X or the Joomla3.X). Joomla administrator to upgrade to the new version in the same branch can easily through a single click Finish.

There are also older major versions like Joomla Joomla Joomla1.0 or 1.5 no longer supports it. All users are strongly recommended to install any existing Joomla1 Joomla2.5 soon as possible. In addition, once the three Joomla reach its 3.5 version will also become all existing Joomla website and Joomla2.5 users will be encouraged to move to the new branch also recommended version. However, Joomla version from a major move to another instead of clicking experience, you may want particularly for more complex Web sites more effort.

Joomla in the same major version upgrade. 

To manually upgrade your Joomla, you need http://yourdomain.com/administrator access to your administrative area. Once you do this, the Joomla3 will automatically check in the new version of its official repository. If there is a new version, you’ll see a link in your quick notice. Click Update now! Links.


Once you click on the link, you will be redirected to the Joomla update the page. Here, you’ll see your current Joomla version and the latest one you will be upgrading to the update package URL, and installation method. You should not be any change at this point – the default settings should be just fine. All you have to do is click the Install Updates button.


In a few minutes, your Joomla site will be upgraded to the latest version, you will be taken to a screen, is recognized as successfully updated!


Migrating from one version to another major Joomla. 

Migrating to a new major release can be tricky, mainly because the current usually use your templates and extensions may not be compatible with the new version of Joomla. This means that once you have completed the migration process, you will have all the content over to the new version, but may need to change or update your site before, all the templates and extensions really start to work.


In this tutorial, we’ll show you how. To begin migrating from moving Joomla2.5 to Joomla3, you first need to log in to your administration area. Then navigate to http://yoursite.com/administrator/index.php?option=com_joomlaupdate. This will take you directly to Joomla update page. Because there are still Joomla 3.x branch of no long-term release, you will have to switch to short-term release of the update server settings. To do this, click on the Options button.


A pop-up will appear all the Joomla updated components available settings. All you have to do is click on the Update Server drop-down menu next to the label and choose short-term support. Finally, click Save and Close.


When you switch to the short version of the update server, Joomla detected immediately available updates. Click the Install Updates button to proceed with the migration.


The Joomla will take a few seconds to migrate content. In this process, please do not close the browser window. Finally, you will see a confirmation of the success of your new upgrade Joomla management of migration.