How to Update Joomla 2.5 to 3.0

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to update joomla 2.5 to 3.0. It is always good to stay updated and download & install the latest updates. Follow this tutorial to learn how to upgrade joomla from 2.5 to 3.0.


Step 1 – Open wamp directory

First of all, open up the wamp directory and over there, go to the www folder.

Opening wamp directory

Step 2 – Copy paste joomla 3.0.2 directory

Now copy the joomla 3.0.2 directory which we have already downloaded from joomla.org in the www folder. You can go ahead and download the directory from the website and paste the folder here.

Pase joomla 3.0.2

Step 3 – Open Joomla 2.5

Now let’s open up the web browser and in the address bar on the top, type
localhost/joomla2.5/index.php and hit the enter key.

Opening Joomla

Step 4 – Enter login info

With that done, the following page will open up in the browser. Over here, you will need to move down and enter the login credentials.

Enter login credentials

Step 5 – Site Administrator

When the new page loads up, scroll down and click on the Site Administrator which is located towards the left side of the page.

Go to Site Administrator

Step 6 – Go to Install Extensions

With that done, click on the site administrator option and login with your username and password.
Now we are in the Control panel and over here, click on the Install Extentions option.

Click on Install extensions

Step 7 – Upload Joomla 3.0.2

Next in the Upload Package File page, click on the browse button and open the joomla 3.0.2 directory there. In that directory, select the joomla.xml file and click on the Open button. This will update the joomla 2.5.

Uploading joomla.xml

Step 8 – Upload and Install

Here in the control panel page, simply click on the upload and install button.

Click on update and install button

Step 9 – Directory path

In the next step, type the full path where the directory is located and click on Install.

Path of the install directory

Step 10 – Successful Joomla Installation

With that done, you will see a Message that the new version of joomla has successfully been installed.
And in this manner, you can update joomla 2.5.

Installation Successful