Upgrade Joomla

How to upgrade your joomla to latest version

Check to make sure your hosting allows you to install Joomla! 3.3. The minimum required PHP version is now 5.3.10, but it is highly recommended that servers are update to the latest version of PHP 5.4 (or 5.5) for best performance, security and compatibility.


Click on the “Install the Update” button and allow the update to run
When it has completed you may need to refresh your screen or empty your browser cache to adjust for template CSS changes.
Note: Joomla! will notify you on your administrator home page (control panel) when an update is needed, but it will not do the update for you. You need to press the button to start the update.

Recommended Steps and actions:

It is recommended that you follow these steps when updating a production site:

  1. Back up your site before upgrading to a new version. That way, if something goes wrong during the upgrade process, you can easily restore your site to the earlier version.
  2. Review the release notes for the new version to be familiar with what was changed.
  3. Update using one of the recommended methods outlined in this document. These methods install the new program files, delete unneeded old program files, and update the database as needed for the new Joomla version.
  4. Clear your browser cache and check that the update was successful, using the steps outlined in the Checking Site tab.

The above post gives you step by step process to upgrade joomla to latest version.


How to add an IFRAME to a Joomla 2.5 article

The default settings in the Joomla 2.5 article editor will strip iframe tags out of the page. If you’re having trouble

select No Filtering from the drop-down

Follow the above steps to add an iframe in joomla article. The iframe in joomla article will be visible on the front end of website.

Reset Joomla Password

Learn how to recover joomla password

Change the Password in the Database

If the admin user is still defined, the simplest option is to change the password in the database to a known value. This requires that you have access to the MySQL database using phpMyAdmin or another client.

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Make sure you change your password once you regain access

These instructions show how to manually change a password to

form will display that allows you to edit the password field. Copy the value


into the password field and press the Go button. phpMyAdmin should display the message “Affected rows: 1”. At this point, the password should be changed to “secret”.

  • Log in with this user and password and change the password of this user to a secure value. Check all of the users using the User Manager to

    make sure they are legitimate. If you have been hacked, you may want to change all of the passwords on the site.

  • The above steps helps to recover joomla admin password or reset the password of admin section. you can reset the password using database/phpmyadmin.