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How To Update To Joomla 4?

How To Update To Joomla 4? Short And Easy Step-By-Step Tutorial

Finally, Joomla 4 is available for download and update. Already thinking about upgrading your sites to Joomla 4? And look for how to update to Joomla 4? This tip is exactly for you! We will show that the upgrade process with installed Balbooa Joomla Extensions is safe and easy. Enjoy the new features of Joomla 4 today!

Before we start, we want to note that the latest versions of Balbooa Joomla Extensions are compatible with Joomla 4.

How to update to Joomla 4?


Before you start upgrading your site to Joomla 4 - make a backup of your site

Requirements for Joomla 4:

  • PHP - 7.4 +
  • MySQL - 5.6 +

1. Update your site to Joomla 3.10 (if you haven't done it yet).

2. Update all Joomla extensions.

* Absolutely all 3rd-party extensions installed on your site must be compatible with Joomla 4. See information on developer sites. Uninstall extensions incompatible with Joomla 4.


If any of the 3rd-party extensions on your site are not compatible with Joomla 4, you will get Error 500. The site will need to be restored from a backup

3. Go to Components ➝ Joomla Update ➝ Options ➝ Update Channel ➝ set Joomla Next ➝ click the button Save & Close.

4. Switch to tab Live Update ➝ enable checkbox “Do you wish to ignore the warnings about potentially incompatible plugins and to proceed with the upgrade?” click the button Install the Update.

5. Enjoy!