How to update from joomla 3.0 to 3.0.1

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How to update from Joomla 3.0.0 to Joomla 3.0.1

(note: Joomla 3.0.1 will be released at approximately 9am PDT on October 9th, 2012)

This tutorial will show you how to update from Joomla 3.0.0 to 3.0.1, which is a bit different than normal.

If you use Joomla!'s FTP layer please see Note 3 below.

1. Backup your site

The update process is generally safe, but it's always a good idea to make a backup before updating. So please go ahead and make a backup of your site now.

2. Install the hotfix patch via Extension Manager.

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1 Go to the Install from URL tab

2 For the Install URL, copy and paste the following URL:

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4. Update to Joomla 3.0.1 via the Joomla! update component

After getting the success message, go to Components >> Joomla! Update.

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Note #1: If you are not getting the "Note: Hot patch for 3.0.1 update is installed" message, then please repeat Step 2 or ask for some help from a trusted developer.

Note #2: If you're not getting the "Joomla! update was found", click on Purge Cache button.

If you see both of the above, Install the Update.

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Note #3: If you use FTP, you might have to FTP the update package, which you can download at: