Updating Joomla

From ALSwiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Detailed, but general, documentation is available at:


My cookbook oriented approach, for a Dreamhost linux server is:

  • Download a copy to local directory, using ftp
  • Make a copy of the existing directory on the server:
 > cp -a currentdir upgradedir
  • Download and unpack the appropriate patch from the joomla site. Patches are available at:
  • Upload the joomla patch over the copied directory
  i.e. upgradedir
  • Point a url at the new directory. i.e. using the dreamhost panel
  e.g. test.somedomain.org
  • Fix any pages you've hacked and clobbered with the update.
  • Point the url at the new directory.
  • Wait a day or two to make sure you didn't miss anything and then delete the now unused directory.