Upgrading Extensions in Joomla

Updating extensions is important, because the updates that make our site more secure and thus avoid problems of security and functionality. In this article, I will explain how to upgrade Joomla extensions.

So, to verify if exists any updates to your extensions, in the left menu of the Control Panel in your Joomla dashboard and in the option Maintenance You will see the number of available updates:

menu left update extensions joomla

In this section you will see the extensions that you can upgrade, you just select them and you click on the Update button to update them:

extensions update

If it is true that Joomla tells you when updates are for your extensions, this can give you a false sense of security, do not fully trust it. Since this function is relatively new and some developers must integrate their extensions, many haven’t done this yet; therefore, it is recommend to you to visit the website of the developer and double check if there’s any released of new extensions.

This concludes of how to upgrade extensions in Joomla.

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