Upgrading Joomla 1.6.5 to 1.7 and Beyond

As many of you may be aware, upgrading Joomla in the past involved either the help of an extension (see our past blog about that here) or a manual upgrade. All of this is now a thing of the past!

To see just how simple an upgrade from Joomla 1.6.5 to Joomla 1.7 check out the official documentation on this process here: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_1.6.5_to_1.7

This is the new "standard" in Joomla. It's going to make things a whole lot easier for Joomla Core updates, as well as future extension updates.
A few things to note:

  • This method is only present in Joomla 1.6.5 and beyond
  • There is no upgrade path from Joomla 1.5.x to Joomla 1.6.5 and beyond, instead it's a migration. See more details on that process please see: http://docs.joomla.org/Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_1.6
  • Joomla 1.7 is a security release, if you are using Joomla 1.6.x you should upgrade asap.
This new way of updating Joomla means that you now have no excuse not to keep your Joomla sites updated and secure. It also provides a new incentive for developing new sites in Joomla 1.6.x and beyond.
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Until next time, keep Joomla-ing!

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