Update Joomla 3.8 – How to make good update without troubleshoots?
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Are you got problem during Update Joomla 3.8?

*** We collected all problems during update, please scroll down end of this post, so you can see bugs during update and solutions how to fix it.

Release date of Joomla 3.8 is not far anymore. You are still confused in getting ready well for a no-trouble upgrade, this article is specially written for you. Some quick measures for miss-steps during upgrade process will be listed below as well. Before update, you should to take a look for all new features in Joomla 3.8.

Update your Joomla to version 3.7.5 right now!

It will not a good decision to skip the latest version and update directly to Joomla 3.8, because you may be in trap with many obstables of incompatibility. So if your Joomla is still not updated to the recent 3.7.5 version, now is perfect time to do it!

Make sure all technical requirements are adapted

Your site should adapt at least the same with the suggested version of database server (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server), PHP, web server (Apache, Nginx, Microsoft IIS)… One thing to do is have your hosting provider apply those requirements on your server.

Make for your site a local copy version

Download your site, then make it locally and use it. This is an essential step to keep your site away from any incompatibility problem may happen in update process. If your site is too large, make a instance that matches with live version, then install all the plugins, extensions, templates on the local test.

Update extension is priority

Before upgrading it is important to update all of your third party extensions and also to take and test a full backup of your site” –  Joomla official documents 

To prevent your site from any incompatibility problems, you should update extensions, plugins, templates before processing Joomla 3.8 update.

Take a careful look at extensions, templates 

Thing to do now is updating local site to Joomla 3.8. Make sure all the updated extensions, templates, plugins are adapted well with this release. Contact in charge technical staff right away if there’s any incompatibility occurs.

Have a backup

When everything goes smoothly on local test with Joomla 3.8, it means your live site is ready to update! Before that, let’s create a full backup.

Final quick checklist

  • Have a backup
  • Meet all technical requirements
  • Update Joomla version 3.7.5
  • Update extensions, templates, plugins

Have a nice greetings with Joomla 3.8

Let’s get start a great meeting with Joomla 3.8 when all above steps done. When new Joomla 3.8 is released and available to update, there’s a notification in Joomla Control Panel to inform this, just click on it to process the update and enjoy new great features of Joomla 3.8.

That’s all of things we want to share today, hope that this article someway can help you to have a good preparation for next Joomla 3.8. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us by leaving comment below, we will reply as soon as possible. Thank you so much for reading!


*** Updating on today, some people already ran update with some problems, we create this update to help.

1/ If you see blank via back-end (or error 500), or with this details error “Fatal error: Call to undefined method JAdminCssMenu::addChild() in /[joomla-root]/administrator/modules/mod_sppagebuilder_admin_menu/tmpl/default_enabled.php on line 16″

=> This is problem with SP Page Builder admin menu module, you can fix it by temporary by go to this directory [joomla-root]/administrator/modules/, and rename folder “mod_sppagebuilder_admin_menu” to “mod_sppagebuilder_admin_menu2”.

This is just temporary fix, still waiting final patch update from SP Page Builder author.

2/ If you see error with Editor like this

update-joomla-38

=> So, you just run update for JCE and recheck.

Above problems we collected on today, we will update it every time when we got new reports!

All Free Joomla templates and Onepage Joomla templates (landing page templates) are ready with Joomla! 3.8!

Thank you!

L.THEME Dev team.

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