How to update to Joomla 5?

In this tutorial, we are going to show you the easiest way to update your website to Joomla 5. To do this, just be attentive and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Before updating to Joomla 5

  1. Make sure your current server environment is compatible with Joomla 5 minimum requirements: PHP 8.1.0, MySQL 8.0.13 or MariaDB 10.4.0.
  2. Make sure all your installed extensions support Joomla 5.
  3. Update Joomla on your site to the latest Joomla 4.x.
  • Before you start upgrading your site to Joomla 5 - make a backup of your site

Updating to Joomla 5

  1. Navigate to Joomla dashboard ➝ Update
  2. Be sure that the Pre-Update check passed ➝ Update ➝ Start Update. Wait until the updating process is completed.

Joomla 5 update not showing?

Go to System ➝ Update ➝ Options ➝ Update Channel ➝ Joomla Next ➝ click the Save & Close button.

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