Checks after updating the Joomla! CMS
Select Extensions > Manage from the menu at the top of your website's control panel after every Joomla! update.
Also, pay attention to Post Installation Messages
After performing a Joomla! CMS update you may see a NOTICE at the top of your website's Control Panel.
Make sure you read the messages!
NEVER ignore messages which impact on SECURITY.
Optional additional checks
Not all JOOMLERS are keen to get under the bonnet.
For example, to familiarise themselves with their Joomla! CMS website's:
- directory & file structure (using File Manager in hosting control panel),
- database structure (via PhpMyAdmin in hosting control panel), or
- version of PHP (see PHP Switcher screen in cPanel hosting control panel).
If however you are responsible for a business or community group website, then we recommend that you do all of the above.