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How to update Joomla

Joomla 1.5.15 was released last week and as always, it is a good idea to keep your site current. I have previously explained how to do this manually, but let's have a look at how to update Joomla using a free extension.

  • Backup your site files and database via your hosting control panel or better still, use Akeeba Backup
  • Download and install Joomla Update Manager (you can review how to install extensions in lesson 12 of our free Joomla tutorials)
  • In Administrator, go to Components - Update Manager
  • Read the introduction and click download the update file
  • Click Patch package
  • Click you can proceed with the install

Check all of your site's functionality to ensure that the update has not caused any problems.

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