Updating Joomla!

The version of Joomla! installed by our panel is quite an old one, and updates for it no longer exist in the general sense.
 
However, we have been able to update the software to the latest versions and have archived the files to do so.
 
We would strongly recommend that you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for this procedure.  There are known issues with Internet Explorer in Joomla! versions prior to 3.0.
 
  1. Install Joomla! from the panel.
  2. Download Joomla_1.7.3_to_1.7.4-Stable-Patch_Package.zip
  3. Log on to your new Joomla! installation
  4. Point to Extensions and click "Extension Manager"

     
  5. Under "Upload Package File", click "Choose File" and browse to the file you downloaded in step 2.  Click "Upload and Install"

     
  6. You should receive a confirmation that the update was successful. Click on Site -> System Information to confirm that the version is now 1.7.4.

     
  7. Download Joomla_1.7.4_to_1.7.5-Stable-Patch_Package.zip
  8. In Joomla! access the Extension Manager again.

     
  9. Under "Upload Package File", click "Choose File" and browse to the file you downloaded in step 7.  Click "Upload and Install"

     
  10. You should receive a confirmation that the update was successful. Click on Site -> System Information to confirm that the version is now 1.7.5.

     
  11. BACK UP YOUR DATABASE AND FILES
  12. Download Joomla_2.5.0-Stable-Update_Package.zip
  13. In Joomla! access the Extension Manager again

     
  14. Under "Upload Package File", click "Choose File" and browse to the file you downloaded in step 12.  Click "Upload and Install".  THIS WILL TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES.

     
  15. You should receive a confirmation that the update was successful. Click on Site -> System Information to confirm that the version is now 2.5.0.

     
  16. In Joomla! access the Extension Manager again

     
  17. Click on the "Update" tab

     
  18. Click "Find Updates"

     
  19. Click the Checkbox beside the Joomla update, and click the "Update" button.  THIS WILL TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES.  You will receive a confirmation when this update is successful

     
  20. You should receive a confirmation that the update was successful. Click on Site -> System Information to confirm that the version is now 2.5.27.

     
  21. BACK UP YOUR DATABASE AND FILES
  22. Point to Components and click on Joomla! Update

     
  23. Click the "Options" button

     
  24. Change the Update Server to "Short Term Support", and click "Save & Close"

     
  25. Joomla! should then detect a new update.  Click the "Install the Update" button.  THIS WILL TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES.  During this time, Joomla! should automatically update you with its progress.

     
  26. You should receive a confirmation that the update was successful. Click on Site -> System Information to confirm that the version is now the latest version.

     
  27. That's it!  You're done!  You might wish to take this opportunity to check your plugins, extensions, and templates for any updates, and install the "Install from Web" extension.

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