This tutorial will show you how to upgrade your Joomla website. In addition, you can take a look on our tutorial on How to upgrade from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5.
How to upgrade your Joomla website
We recommend that you backup your Joomla before starting any upgrading procedures. Please, find here how to backup your Joomla files and database.
If you have used Fantastico for installing your Joomla, you will be able to upgrade it from there too. For this purpose check regularly your Fantastico's page for important notices. It will inform you about the available upgrade and guide you through the simple and intuitive process. SiteGround updates all its Fantastico installations every day to ensure our customers always use the latest application upgrades.
In some cases you will have to upgrade your Joomla manually. This is recommended when you have heavily modified your Joomla system and / or you have not used Fantastico to install it.
Manually upgrading from any version of Joomla 1.0.x to 1.0.XX, simply involves overwriting the outdated Joomla files. For this purpose Joomla provides upgrade patches for all of its previous versions to the latest one. You can find here the patch for your installation and make sure you download the one with .zip extension.
After you have downloaded the Patch Package to your local computer please use the cPanel -> File Manager to upload it to the installation directory of your Joomla. To do so, you need to:
Step 1: Open your cPanel -> File Manager and navigate to the installation folder of your Joomla application. Then click on the [Upload Files] button.
Step 2: Then browse trough your files and select the Patch Package from your local computer and click Upload.
Step 3: After this, please click on the Patch Package file in the File Manager. You need to extract the archive file using the Extract function. Please click on it and the files will be extracted upgrading your Joomla to the latest version. The path where the patch should be extracted is the root directory of your Joomla installation.
Well done! Your Joomla is now upgraded!
In some cases the upgrade may corrupt additionally added components and modules on your Joomla. In this case you will have to re-install them.
Please, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or recommendations about this tutorial at: tutorials 'at' siteground.com