Joomla Tutorial – How to Upgrade your Joomla Version to Joomla 3.1.1

by Elaine on May 16, 2013

I had version Joomla 3.0.1 and I just upgraded to Joomla 3.1.1.  Below are steps on how to upgrade your version of Joomla.  It’s really easy now because you can update your Joomla 3.0 directly from the Joomla control panel.  Afterwards you can look at your Joomla System Information to confirm you successfully upgraded to Joomla 3.1.1.

Joomla Tutorial Overview of Steps to Upgrade Joomla 3.0 to Joomla 3.1.1:

  1. Go to Joomla Control Panel and Update Now
  2. Install the Joomla 3.1.1 Update
  3. See the Progress Bar on the Joomla 3.1.1 Update
  4. Joomla 3.1.1 Successfully Updated Status
  5. View Joomla System Information
  6. Confirm System Joomla Version is 3.1.1

Steps:

1.  Go to Joomla Control Panel and Update Now

You can view from the Joomla control panel any updates that are pending to your system.  You can upgrade existing version of Joomla through the control panel.

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Joomla Tutorial – Joomla 3.1.1 Update Now!
  • Login to your Joomla Administratorl Backend
  • Click on ‘Joomla! 3.1.1, Update now!

2.  Install the Joomla 3.1.1 Update

Joomla system will automatically search for any updates and according to Joomla, there was an update found.  It will automatically update my Joomla version for me.

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Joomla Tutorial – Install Joomla 3.1.1 Update
  • Click on ‘Install the update

3.  See the Progress Bar on the Joomla 3.1.1 Update

There is a progress bar to indicate the status of the Joomla 3.1.1 update.

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Joomla Tutotrial – Joomla 3.1.1 Status Upgrade Status
  • See status on Joomla 3.1.1 update:
    • Percent Complete
    • Bytes Read
    • Bytes extracted
    • Files extracted

4.  Joomla 3.1.1 Successfully Updated Status

Now Joomla 3.1.1 is successfully updated.

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Joomla Tutorial – Upgrade Joomla to Joomla 3.1.1. Successfully upgraded
  • See message that says:
    • Your site has been successfully updated.  Your Joomla version is now 3.1.1.

5.  View Joomla System Information

I know the message said that my system is upgraded to Joomla 3.1.1, but I really want to see it for myself that my system is now Joomla 3.1.1.  This information is in the System, System Information.

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Joomla Tutorial – System, System Information
  • Click on ‘System’, ‘System Information

6.  Confirm System Joomla Version is 3.1.1

Now you can see that my Joomla version has been upgraded to Joomla 3.1.1.

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Joomla Tutorial – View System Information Joomla Version 3.1.1
  • System Information = Joomla Version = 3.1.1

Thanks,

Elaine

 Joomla Tutorial   How to Upgrade your Joomla Version to Joomla 3.1.1

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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