It is an easy work to upgrade Joomla 1.7 to Joomla 2.5, but at first, just in case something goes wrong, please make sure that you have made a full backup of your website and your Joomla 1.7  application is updated to the latest version of 1.7 branch Joomla 1.7.4.

If you have that both of above important things done, let’s get started!

  • FIRST STEP: Go to Extensions -> Extensions Manager page in your Joomla administrative area.


On this page, locate the UPDATE tab and click on it. It will take you to the page, responsible for the update process.

  • SECOND STEP: press the “Find Updates” button in the upper menu to CHECK for the latest Joomla upgrade available.


Few seconds later, the new Joomla version should appear. Select it and click the “UPDATE” button. It will download the appropriate upgrade package and apply to your site.

It will take around few seconds more till the update process complete and your Joomla 2.5 will be ready to be used! Since the new version of Joomla uses the same template engine, your website front end should not be changed in any way.


If there’s anything you still curious about this tutorial, please feel free to let us know by commenting below. Thank you so much!


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