The latest release of Joomla 2.5 arrived today and it's time to update.
Are you still on Joomla 1.6 or 1.7? Don't worry, updating is really, really easy. Also, don't worry about your extensions and templates: if they work with your current version, they will work with Joomla 2.5.2.
Here's how you update to Joomla 2.5:
Step 1: Make a Backup
You need to be doing this regularly, but it's important to remind you before we do this. Here's how to backup your site.
Step 2: Login to Your Joomla Site
If you are running Joomla 2.5.0 or 2.5.1, you will now see a flashing icon which tells you to upgrade. You can see that in the image below.
If you are running Joomla 1.6 or 1.7, go to Extensions > Extension Manager.
Step 3: Find the Update
If you are running Joomla 2.5.0 or 2.5.1, you will see the new Joomla version automatically.
If you are running Joomla 1.6 or 1.7, click Find Updates in the top-right corner.
After you can see the new Joomla version, check the box next to it.
Step 4: Click Update
That's it. Just click the Update button.
Step 5: You're Done!
Hopefully you will now see the message "Updating file was successful."
Look at the bottom of your page and you'll also see Joomla! 2.5.2.