Questions tagged [update]

This tag is for questions about upgrading within the same Joomla major version, or upgrading from Joomla 2.5 to 3. For questions about going from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5+, please use the Migration tag.

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Recommended extension / tool to check for core file modifications?

When updating Joomla sites to the latest version I always have a minor panic in case the site I'm upgrading, built in the past by some rogue developer (i.e. me, 6 years ago), happens to feature ...
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How to manage multiple Joomla sites and their updates

I have a number of Joomla 3.x sites, which I want to manage centrally, however they are all for different clients, so I cannot share any information between them. What I want to achieve is to ...
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What are the key differences between Wordpress and Joomla!'s software architecture and how their core functions are extended?

*NOTE: This is not a 'which is better' question!* Wordpress and Joomla! are both awesome open-source CMSs. What are the key differences 1) in the software architecture between Joomla! and ...
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What is the proper methodology for updating templates?

Currently to update templates on our production site, we are taking the site offline, changing the template, uninstalling the template, reinstalling it, changing the template settings back, and then ...
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Joomla 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 results in a “invalid security token” error

I've just tried to update my site from Joomla 3.6.0 to 3.6.1 and I get the following error message: The most recent request was denied because it contained an invalid security token. Please refresh ...
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How to keep overrides updated?

As many know, it is possible to override templates, views, modules, components. The main problem is when Joomla! is updated, and the items overriden (in the template folder) get outdated. How do I ...
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Error 0 Cannot open file for writing log while updating

I have tried to update a Joomla website,to the newest update they have released from the admin area. But after attempting to update, I have received this error message: "An error has occurred. 0 ...
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How to update everything to Twitter Bootstrap 3?

I made a template which used Twitter Bootstrap 3, and the front end worked ok, until I had the edit views in the front end, which depend greatly in Twitter Bootstrap 2 due to the way Joomla has been ...
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No notification to update to latest Joomla version

I am managing a site powered by Joomla 2.5 (online installation) and hosted on Joomla free hosting. Only since the latest 2-3 months it happens that I don't receive anymore the emails reminding to ...
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How to permanently remove/disable default Joomla templates

When I first installed my Joomla 3.x website, I uninstalled the default Joomla templates: Beez3, Protostar, Hathor, Isis. Every time I upgrade to a new Joomla version, Joomla appears to reinstall ...
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Update server for a package or individual extention

I am bit confused and need some recommendation for a best approach to setup an update server for a collection of extensions. I got a component, library and a plugin which I put inside a single ...
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Is there a better way to stop update email notifications than disabling the system plugin?

I manage around 3 dozen J! sites. Joomla 3.5+ sends an email to admins by default whenever there's an update available. Obviously I don't need 3 dozen emails every time a patch version is released. (I ...
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Joomla 1.7 Extension Manager: Update not showing any updates

I am trying to update a Joomla installation from Joomla 1.6 to the newest Joomla version that I can, at least I am trying to get to version 2.5, and hopefully 3.X. I have followed the instruction on ...
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Joomla PHP does not match host PHP

I'm brand new to web development and I've installed Joomla on my website. For whatever reason I can hardly do anything because my PHP version is only 5.3 according to Joomla. However, using my cpanel ...
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Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.X

I would like to know, if there're many differences between Joomla 2.5 ad Joomla 3.X How can I update my joomla website (2.5) to the last version without losing data. Same for my modules, plugins etc
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Updating your Joomla! files. Please wait … (forever?)

I would like to update my site. This is what the update page says Installed Joomla! version 3.2.0 Latest Joomla! version 3.2.3 Update package URL http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/...
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Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening | Use of undefined constant DS - assumed 'DS'

I am trying to transfer a Joomla 1.5 site to 3x series Its having // Set the table directory JTable::addIncludePath(JPATH_ADMINISTRATOR.DS.'components'.DS.'com_newtoy'.DS.'tables'); $controllerName =...
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Can't edit article after Joomla 3.4.7 update

I've just updated from Joomla 3.4.6 to 3.4.7 and after doing so, I went to edit an article and received the following error message: Error You are not permitted to use that link to directly ...
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Mass Joomla sites Updates / Maintenance

I have around 100 websites on a single server, all in j3.2.x all working fine. Now if i want to add a single module/component/plugin in all the websites i have to log-in in all the websites and add ...
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Does joomla updates by itself?

I'd like that my site, which uses joomla 3.4.5, automaticly be updated by itself. Wordpress has this with the option define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', 'true' ); in the file wp-config.php. If it is ...
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Updating Joomla Update Component

I have Joomla 3.5.1 and my Joomla! Update Component version is 3.0.0 I know if I want to update to Joomla 3.6.x I have to first update to version 3.6.0 I have tried clearing cache of Joomla! Update. ...
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Error when updating T3 template and T3 plugin: “Invalid extension update”

On a website I have a template installed which also installed the T3 framework. Each time I get a notification about an update but when installing an error occurs: Invalid extension update All ...
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updating premium joomla extensions from update manager

As this article says, the extension update system is now compulsory for all extensions in JED. I searched the web but did not find any satisfactory information about implementing it for my premium ...
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Upgrade Joomla 3.4 RC to 3.4 final

I have a Joomla testing site where I installed Joomla 3.4 Release Candidate. I'm aware that there's no Upgrade path from beta Versions to final Versions ...please do not upgrade any of your ...
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Ajax error when attempting component updates

I am having a couple of issues with a Joomla 3.6 site that I maintain. Issue 1 is with the Joomla update component. When the update attempts to run it gets an Ajax alert error, and the following ...
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Update Search Plugin from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x

I have got a search plugin, which was developed for Joomla 2.5, the code in the search.php is as follows: <?php //To prevent accessing the document directly, enter this code: // no ...
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Manually update Joomla 3.5+ to latest version

I have a Joomla installation, version 3.5+, but I cannot update, no matter what I tried. I tried to use the Joomla Update component, tried to upload the package, it just doesn't work. I then tried to ...
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Manual update to Joomla 2.5.999 for 3.6.5 update

Joomla 3.6.5 is released today that includes a High Priority security fix that is affecting Joomla! 1.6.0 through 3.6.4. How can I apply the fix manually to Joomla 2.5.999 (PhilETaylor's unofficial ...
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Update Server for template

Is it possible to use update server for managing template updates? I read here that template is not supported. But is the article up-to-date? Because on that article there is also a line that ...
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Problem accessing individual modules after update to joomla 3.6.4

I just updated my joomla site on my dev machine to 3.6.4 and I'm having a problem with the module manager. I can access the module manager just fine, but when I try to edit a module I get sent to a ...
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Joomla takes 10 to 15 minutes to update site [duplicate]

I've seen from others that Joomla is supposed to make changes to the live site as they happen (or at least when you save.) For some reason, for me Joomla takes 10 to 15 minutes to update all of the ...
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Menu item adding 'Clients/' to url

After the joomla update the menu item seems to be broken. In every url I see websitename.com/Clients/menualias rather than websitename.com/menualias However, I resolved the issue by clicking ...
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Problem with NoNumber Framework after Updating and trying to Fix the Database

I recently updated Joomla and found that the database needed updating: When I tried to run the "Fix" by clicking on the button the frontend would then break with the following error: Parse error: ...
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Update Joomla from 2.5.28 to 3.4.0

I need to update my joomla website which current version is 2.5.28. Now I'm trying to update it using this: I use XAMPP as a server environment (PHP 5.4, MySQL 5.6) Use a backup of my site Also use ...
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Cannot find a way to update Joomla from 3.3.6

I have recently started doing some maintenance of a website managed by Joomla. It kept giving me headaches, so I decided it might be due to the fact that the version is outdated. However, it just ...
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error: Update: :Extension: Could not open https://update.joomla.org/core/sts/extension_sts.xml

im trying to update my Joomla from 3.4.5 to 3.4.8 but it doesn't work. it gives me this error: Update: :Extension: Could not open https://update.joomla.org/core/sts/extension_sts.xml I have no idea ...
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How to remove weblinks component rests after updating from J 3.3 to 3.4?

I have installed the update from Joomla 3.3 to 3.4. After that, the Weblinks component showed an update, which could not be installed due to a missing database table. Furthermore, the weblinks ...
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Is it possible to update an article remotely?

I'm maintaining a few software support sites in Joomla where parts of the content is web-formatted copies of user manuals and technical documentation. Since the source for this information is stored ...
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Error decoding JSON data: quoted object property name expected

We're having issues with our website. We have migrated our Joomla content through J2XML to our new server where we started almost fresh (except the imported content, which was later imported to K2 ...
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Joomla does not find my plugin update

I made my first plugin and want to setup an update site as well. My joomla does not find the update (after pressing clean cache of course). The update server is found and it load my xml. My manifest ...
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Your PHP Version Will Be Unsupported in Joomla! 3.3

I am using PHP Version 7.0.12 and Joomla Version 3.7.3. And I am facing this message "Your PHP Version Will Be Unsupported in Joomla! 3.3" As per Joomla 3.3 System requirement: Starting with ...
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Joomla 3.4.8 update to 3.5 giving 'Uncaught TypeError: window.pingExtract is not a function' in console

While trying to update my Joomla instance on my native environment in OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. I am brought to the "updating" page where the progress bar shows up and a message that says 'Updating your ...
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How to get the Joomla Update option to appear on the Components menu?

I've got a site running Joomla 2.5.14 that I want to update. Apparently, there should be an option called "Joomla Update" on the Components menu that I can use to update the site, but it's not there. ...
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Archive file is corrupt, truncated or archive parts are missing

Trying to update a 2.5.16 site to 2.5.28 then to 3.4.1 however when I follow the official guide here I see the following error message popup on screen when clicking 'write files directly'. The ...
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Where can I find Joomla upcoming release dates?

I need to do some third party extension updates on most or all of the Joomla websites I look after. I am wondering when the next Joomla updates (i.e. Joomla 2.5.21 and Joomla 3.3.1) are planned to be ...
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Revert Joomla 2.5.18 to 2.5.16, how?

I have a site which was at the 2.5.16 version of Joomla, and I updated it to 2.5.18. And made new articles, changes to menus, etc. After the update, I didn't realize that the site was very broken in ...
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Cannot update RokSprocket Module 2.1.x to latest 2.1.24

I'm having a issue with a module update in Joomla. I cannot update from RokSprocket Module 2.1.x to latest 2.1.24 I am getting the error on trying to update Error RokSprocket needs at least ...
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How to use Github as an auto-update deployment server for Joomla 3.x extension

I have gone through the two closest topics I could find here, but the auto-update extension still does not work. I have created a 3rd party extension called paystack, that works with the Jeema SMS ...
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Joomla 3.4.x to 3.6.4 Update and invalid security token on front-end login

I have to update a Joomla 3.4.7 site. I did first a localhost update to test - everything worked fine. But now on the live site I am not able to login in the front-end. I am getting the invalid ...
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Module update not detected

I've written the XML for the updateserver per the documentation, and tested that it is both valid and has a downloadurl that is functional. I have tried to clear the cache and check for updates, but ...