Whenever Joomla releases a new update, in the administrator dashboard notification is shown which asks you to update the site to the latest version. You can simply click on it to update but sometimes you might encounter an issue which won’t allow updating. So now how to fix it?
If you are using Joomla 3.x or 2.5.x, you can follow the steps below :
In the above screenshot, you can see that Joomla warns you to take a backup of your website before updating the site. I would recommend you to use Akeeba Backup to back up your files. Every time you update your website, Akeeba starts to take a complete backup of your site. In case you run into any issues after updating your site, the backup can help you restore to the original state. If your site is already updated, it will ask you to Reinstall the Joomla core files.
This is simply one-click update process but if you don’t succeed, then download the stable update package and go to the Upload and Update tab. Select the update package and install like you install the extensions.
Sometimes you won’t be notified or Joomla won’t be able to determine the update. For that you can follow these steps :
Login to the backend of your site and navigate to Extensions > Extension Manager and then go to the Update tab.
If you don’t see the Joomla! Update menu under the Components then you can use the following
After trying the above steps if you still run into an error while updating your site to the latest version then you can follow the steps:
If you still face issues in updating your website then feel free to contact us. Our experienced developers will look into the issue and assist you to update to the latest version.