Upgrade Joomla!

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

It is strongly recommended to create a backup before starting the update process. If you have important data, create and try to restore a backup to ensure that everything works properly.

If you want to upgrade only Joomla!, it is possible to upgrade it from the administration panel as follows:

  • Log in to the Joomla! administration panel.

  • Select the “Components -> Joomla! Update” menu item.

  • If an update is available, it will be displayed. Click the “Install the update” button.

    Joomla Update

Your installation will now be updated. You will see a success message once the update is complete.

Joomla Update

Last modification April 8, 2020