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How to upgrade your Joomla Websiteby cmsinformer in PHP Open Source Content Management Systems
Joomla is becoming more and more the choice of the sophisticated webmaster, the one that need more than a standard CMS, but something more like a Web platform that has all needed interfaces to add functionality on as you go.
All Software are prone to bugs and security vulnerabilities. That is especially true for web based apps. Our experience shows that more than 80% of website hacks could be prevented just by upgrading the software to the latest version. In Joomla based websites there are several doorways that could let intruders in. Most common are Joomla core exploits and 3rd Party Extension exploits.
Joomla core is one of the most checked for vulnerabilities open source software on the web. The security squad and bug squad are constantly looking for issues, and a very active community lends a huge helping hand by reporting any found bug to the joomla development team.
In order to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 you must follow these steps:
FIRST OF ALL - BACK UP YOUR SITE (use Cpanel Backup or Akeeba Backup)
1) Find out what Joomla version you have today. The version number is shown in the upper right corner of your Joomla administration panel.
2) Download the needed Upgrade patch from Joomlacode - for instance if you have Joomla 1.5.14 running and you want to upgrade to Joomla 1.5.17 you must download the Joomla_1.5.14_to_1.5.17-Stable-Patch_Package.zip
3) Unpack the zip locally
4) Upload through FTP all files in your joomla root directory
5) Check that your website is working properly
(Last edited at: 2010-05-02 10:58:09)
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