Post-Manual Update Script
If you have found yourself in a scenario where you cannot update Joomla! via the Joomla! Update Component and need to perform a manual update for any reason whatsoever, this script will assist with performing all necessary steps that would be taken after the update component runs the updates on the filesystem.
This script assumes that you have manually extracted the update package over your site and are ready to finish the update. You should trigger this script immediately after this process and before logging into your site's admin to do anything else, including the "database fix" routine.
To use this script, you should copy the
postupdate.php file to your site's administrator directory.
You can either access this script via a web request (
or from the command line interface (
This script will run the "finalise" and "cleanup" steps from the update component, which performs such tasks as any database migrations and the removal of old files from your installation.
Once complete, you should immediately remove this script from your server.