Upgrade Joomla from 1.6 to 1.7 - HotThemes

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All our templates and extensions are available for Joomla 1.6. Since Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 have the same format of files, upgrade from 1.6 to 1.7 is quite easy.

  1. Install HotStart template installation for Joomla 1.6 as per instructions that you can find in the PDF file: hot_templatename16_documentation.pdf
  2. Go to Joomla administration panel. Look at the footer to find out your current Joomla version. If it's not 1.6.5, you should upgrade to 1.6.5 first.
    1. If it's 1.6.0, download 1.6.0 to 1.6.4 patch, unzip on your computer and upload on the server (overwrite all files). Now download 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 patch and do the same.
    2. If it's 1.6.1, download 1.6.1 to 1.6.4 patch, unzip on your computer and upload on the server (overwrite all files). Now download 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 patch and do the same.
    3. If it's 1.6.2, download 1.6.2 to 1.6.4 patch, unzip on your computer and upload on the server (overwrite all files). Now download 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 patch and do the same.
    4. If it's 1.6.3, download 1.6.3 to 1.6.4 patch, unzip on your computer and upload on the server (overwrite all files). Now download 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 patch and do the same.
    5. If it's 1.6.4, download 1.6.4 to 1.6.5 patch, unzip on your computer and upload on the server (overwrite all files).
  3. Make sure you are running Joomla 1.6.5 (check the footer of your Joomla administration panel). Now follow these simple instructions to update from Joomla 1.6.5 to Joomla 1.7.0.

To save your time, we will soon upgrade all out HotStart installations so you'll have Joomla 1.7 running out-of-the-box. You will be able to download templates/extensions for Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 without additional charges.

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