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Updating Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x

 

The method for updating Joomla series 1.0.x and 1.5.x is the same, the only difference is the file that you use for updating.  With both you can choose to use a Patch or the full installation zip/tar.bz2/tar.gz to update.  Our preference is to update Joomla using the full installation package and omit the installation folder when uploading the files.

 

Make a backup of your site.

Download the correct file for your Joomla

Joomla_1.0.15-Stable-Full_Package

Joomla_1.5.25-Stable-Full_Package

 

Unzip the files and ftp all except the /installation folder to the server.  The method to Update Joomla is exactly the same as the one used to Replace corrupt files.

 Trouble shooting

 

 

Updating versions of Joomla between 1.6.0 and 1.6.4

 

To update versions of Joomla between 1.6.0 and 1.6.4 use the same method as described for Updating Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5.x.  The file to use for updating in this instance is

Joomla_1.6.5-Stable-Full_Package.zip

 

 

Updating versions of Joomla 1.6.5 to 1.6.6 and 1.7.0

 

The introduction of Joomla 1.6 brought in several new features, one of which was 'Automatic update'.  Because of the changes made in the databases during the various releases of 1.6 and 1.7 'Automatic updates' is best not used for Joomla versions below 1.6.5.  Using 'Automatic updates' for 1.6.5, 1.6.6 and 1.7.0 has to be done twice to bring Joomla up to the current version.

        1. Login to the administrator control panel of your Joomla.
        2. Navigate to ... Extensions >>> Extensions manager ... and click the 'Update' tab.
        3. Then 'Purge cache' ... 'Check for updates', select the Joomla update and click the 'Update' button.
        4. Log out then repeat steps 1 to 3.
        5. Log out and back in again.
        6. Navigate to ... Extensions >>> Extensions manager ... and click the 'Database' tab.
        7. If any errors show then click the 'Fix' button.

 

Updating versions of Joomla from 1.7.1 to 2.5.2

 

Updating and upgrading from Joomla 1.7.1 onwards is much easier than updating or upgrading from other versions of Joomla.

        1. Login to the administrator control panel of your Joomla.
        2. Navigate to ... Extensions >>> Extensions manager ... and click the 'Update' tab.
        3. Then 'Purge cache' ... 'Check for updates', select the Joomla update and click the 'Update' button.
        4. Log out and back in again.
        5. Navigate to ... Extensions >>> Extensions manager ... and click the 'Database' tab.
        6. If any errors show then click the 'Fix' button.

 

 

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Updating 1.5 from an existing 1.5x version