Joomla 3.9 Released — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04 | 18.10

Joomla 3.9 is now available to install or upgrade your existing Joomla sites… This release is referred to as “The Privacy Tool Suite“…. marking the tenth minor release in the 3.x series…

This release packs in more than 250 improvements… with privacy as its main focus, including setting up Joomla to automatically handle core forms to request consent before collecting any personal data, a new search feature in the backend to search for a specific article content, and many more…

If you’re running a website or blog powered by Joomla and haven’t upgraded, it’s recommended that you do so soon, if not immediately… Many security improvements and feature enhancements were added as well..

For more about this release, please check its news page here

This brief post shows students and new users how to install or upgrade Joomla to the latest released version easily… If you don’t already have websites powered by Joomla, then use the steps below to install a new site with Joomla…

Below are some of the features and updates that apply to all previous versions of Joomla up to 3.8.x

Some notable features added:

  • User Consents – Make light work of data privacy requirements
  • User information requests? Easy-peasy
  • Extension Capabilities – Put your users in the picture when it comes to privacy…
  • User Actions Log – Know who’s done what, and when
  • A new search feature in the backend: search for a specific article content

To upgrade or install Joomla, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Upgrade Joomla

If you have an existing Joomla website, then step 1 is all you need… but before upgrading, make sure to back up your site.. That’s very important…

There are many components available to help you backup  your site…

The recommended way to update installations of Joomla! is to use the Joomla Updater component found in the Components menu of your site Administrator…

Depending on your site settings, if an update is available there will be a message indicating this and a button to press to upgrade…. Which update you’ll see depends on the setting for Update Server and caching…

The first option shows the latest update of the major release in use. The second option shows the latest update of the latest major.

Joomla Update Ubuntu

Click Install the Update button to begin the installation… If everything is right, your site should successfully update to the latest version..

joomla ubuntu update

That’s how to upgrade Joomla…

Step 2: Install Joomla CMS on Ubuntu

If you don’t already have Joomla installed, then you will  have to install a new site… We’ve shown you how to do that on Ubuntu with Apache2 and Nginx web servers…

To install Joomla with Apache2 HTTP and PHP 7.2 support, use the post below…

Installing Joomla with Apache2 Web Server

Install Joomla on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 / 18.04 with Apache2, MariaDB, PHP 7.2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates

Installing Joomla with Nginx Web Server

To install Joomla with Nginx and PHP 7.2-FPM support, then use the post below:

Setup Joomla on Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.10 / 18.04 with Nginx, MariaDB, PHP 7.2 and Let’s Encrypt SSL/TLS Certificates

After the steps above, your site should be running the latest version of Joomla CMS…. Again, you can always come back here to learn how to manage your Joomla site.

Enjoy!

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