Why is my Joomla! 2.5 site update manager showing an update to 3.x?
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Revision as of 14:47, 20 November 2012 by NickSavov
Not unless you’re 1000% sure. By default, Joomla will not let you update to 3.0 unless you activate the option within the Joomla! Update component (administrator >> Component >> Joomla! Update >> Options >> Update server >> Short Term Support). If for some reason you’ve changed this, and you’d like the updater to stop letting you upgrade, change the setting to Long Term Support. After making this change, you’ll only receive updates for Joomla 2.5.
Notice: You should not upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.0 unless you are certain that all of your additionally installed extensions (from third party developers), especially templates, are Joomla 3.0 ready or have a Joomla 3.0 version that you can upgrade to.