FAQ: How do I upgrade from an older version of Joomla! to a newer version?

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FAQ: How do I upgrade from an older version of Joomla! to a newer version?

Post by mcsmom » Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:31 pm

The upgrade procedures can vary somewhat depending on the version you are upgrading from/to. Generally speaking, check the announcement forum and joomla.org news for a link to the current version upgrade instructions. There are usually separate patch files for each past version. THese are available on the joomla forge.  http://forge.joomla.org/sf/sfmain/do/vi ... cts.joomla.

Follow all instructions carefully. In some instances you will be able to simply overwrite your existing files, but in others you will need to do a more complete installation.

It is important to stay up to date because new releases often address serious security or other issues.
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