How to update 3rd party extensions
Joomla! Extension means any component, package, plugin, module, template, language, library or other application used by the Joomla! CMS.
Here we cover how to check for and update 3rd Party Joomla! Extensions.
How to check for 3rd party extension updates
When you sign into your website's control panel you should see an alert message at the top of the screen if there are any new releases available for any installed 3rd party extensions.
You can also check for updates when you either:
- select Extensions > Manage > Update from the menu at the top of your website's control panel,
- select the Extension Updates button - see below.
If you have not seen any extension update alerts for a while, try refreshing your browser.
Not all 3rd party extensions comply with the Joomla! Update System
Installed extensions which do not comply with the Joomla! Update System have to be manually updated.
But first you will need to scan the JED for available updates.
If your websites uses lots of extensions this can be quite tedious.
All the more reason to use as few as possible.
And to replace extensions which do not comply with the Joomla! Update System with ones which do!
Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension
Any update can break your website.