Joomla 3.6.2 Released

Almost one day after a Joomla 3.6.1 security release, the Joomla project released Joomla 3.6.2 as a quick follow-up bug fix release.

The combined releases address nearly 150 bug fixes and some medium/low priority security issues.

Important: Before upgrading to Joomla 3.6.2 make sure that you first upgrade all your components, including core "Joomla! Update Component Update" component. To do so:

  1. go to menu: Extensions / Manage / Upgrade
  2. Click "Find updates" button
  3. Select your extensions to upgrade, but at least "Joomla! Update Component Update" (its latest version at press time is 3.6.1)
  4. Click "Upgrade" button

Once you have upgraded the extensions, you can safely upgrade Joomla to 3.6.2.

In the seldom case where the last stage of the Joomla upgrade (database upgrade) would fail, no worries, go to menu: Etensions/ Manage / Database, then click the Fix button.

In the very seldom case where you are missing extension installation methods tabs, go to menu Extensions / Manage / Discover then click "Discover" button, select the installer plugins and click the "Install" button.

We have been testing Joomla 3.6.2 with our latest Community Builder 2.0.14 and everything works great!
As always, we recomend to upgrade your websites on a cloned environment and test everything before you take a full backup and apply Joomla upgrade on your productions sites.

A great resource you can follow is the Joomla 3.6.2 FAQ article that contains all the latest findings / issues identified by the Joomla project concerning this new release.

 



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crazyhorse50 replied the topic: #284422 8 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks that is really helpful.. update and seems to be ok... it is a very confusing update message with so many different version numbers!
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beat replied the topic: #284410 8 months 3 weeks ago

crazyhorse50 wrote: Have upgrade on three cloned sites one worked just fine two other had to fix the database, one I had to upgrade by downloading the patch as the normal upgrade dfid not work. Two other two them still show on admin login

Joomla! Update Component Update
Administrator Component 3.6.0 3.6.1

yet the text at the bottom right says Joomla 3.6.2 -- am I missing something?


Thanks for the feedback. My guess is that the last site had some files permissions issues or other server-related issues.

The "Joomla! Update Component Update" is a core extension that updates separately from Joomla core itself. You should upgrade it too: Select it then click "Upgrade" button. (And yes, its latest version is 3.6.1 as it is numbered separately from the core.
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crazyhorse50 replied the topic: #284408 8 months 3 weeks ago
Have upgrade on three cloned sites one worked just fine two other had to fix the database, one I had to upgrade by downloading the patch as the normal upgrade dfid not work. Two other two them still show on admin login

Joomla! Update Component Update
Administrator Component 3.6.0 3.6.1

yet the text at the bottom right says Joomla 3.6.2 -- am I missing something?
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