How to update Joomla 1.6 through 2.5.
This article is for updating Joomla version 1.6 and later. There is a separate article for updating Joomla 1.5 and earlier.
The Joomla documentation project has an excellent article on updating Joomla; make it your primary resource. What follows is additional information I find helpful.
On one slow remote server, I had good results with the following:
- Using ssh, go to Joomla’s temporary directory and create a new subdirectory where we will be working.
- Using wget, copy the update or patch package from JoomlaCode directly to the subdirectory on the server.
- Using ssh, decompress the package.
- In Joomla, install the update using the “Install from Directory” option.
If you have language packs installed, you will have to update them separately.