How to upgrade your Joomla 1.6.x website to the latest stable 2.5.x release

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The new versions of Joomla are a lot easier to upgrade as one can simply use the Joomla Extension Manager to perform the upgrade.


Step 1: Website Backup

Backing up your website should always be your first step, anything could could go wrong and its important to have a plan B if this should happen.

To backup your website we recommend that you install a Joomla backup component called Akeeba Backups which can be downloaded from here.

The documentation on how to perform the backup can be found here.


Step 2: Upgrade Website

When running Joomla 1.6.x or later, the option to upgrade your website to the latest version is a lot easier.

The documentation provided on the Joomla website is self-explanatory and can be found here


Step 3: Confirm Website Functionality

The final step is to confirm if your website is functioning correctly.

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