With the release of its 3.1 security version, Joomla will have the three currently supported version named as Joomla 1.5(LTS), 2.5(LTS), and 3.0. This is one of the most awaited versions of Joomla, because it is the upgraded version of Joomla 3.0. Thus, it is liable to fix various bugs of its previous version. Due to such expectations from the recent version, the launching announcement of this version is creating a buzz across the web arena. As per the official website of Joomla, it is been stating that Joomla 3.1 is security release that will fixes several high-priority problems of its previous version 3.0.0.
Apart from this, the team Joomla has also released an important Notice to all Joomla 3.0 users. This notice is about the upgrade from the version 3.0 to Joomla 3.1. All Joomla 3.0 users can follow the below given steps to upgrade their Joomla based website successfully
Install Hot Patch at First: It is the serious notice for all Joomla 3.0 users, who are willing to update their Joomla website. But, you must need to take a backup of your website before update. After getting the backup of your Joomla based website, you will be able to install Joomla 3.0.0 Hot Patch.
Set the update server: You need to set the update server as “Short Term Support”. After setting the update as save and close. You can go further to update Joomla 3.0 version to Joomla 3.1.
Update the Joomla Using URL: You can install new Joomla by using extension tab. At extension tab, you will get the extension manager, which will lead you to the tab Install. The Install tab will have the tab as Install from URL. By using this tab, you can put the : URL http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/17575/76677/joomla_3-0-0_hotpatch.zip. After filling the URL, you can click on Install button to initiate installation process.
Installation of Joomla 3.1 using Upload Package File: If you feel any issues in installation using the URL. You can download the file at your computer and install the Hot Patch using Upload Package File. For so, you need to click on the tab component. It will bring you to the Joomla Update option. From there, you will be able to successfully update