For upgrading your moodle site to the latest moodle version, follow the five steps:
- Backup your moodle site.
- Download latest moodle package.
- Put your site into maintenance mode.
- Upload downloaded compressed file to your server.
- Start upgrade process.
There are 3 things you need to backup before you upgrade:
- Moodle software files (moodle folder)
- Moodle uploaded files (moodledata folder)
- Moodle database
You can download the latest Moodle release from:
3. Maintenance Mode
To put your site in maintenance mode, navigate to:
Site administration → Server → Maintenance mode; and enable it.
4. Uploading and Extracting
Suppose your moodle installation is in sub-directory: mysite.com/moodle
4.1 Upload the Compressed File
Upload the compressed file, that you have downloaded, to mysite.com/moodle
4.2 New Folder
Create a new folder mysite.com/moodle/OLDSITE
Use capital letters for better visibility.
4.3 Move Old Files
Move (do not copy) everything in mysite.com/moodle to mysite.com/moodle/OLDSITE
Select everything in mysite.com/moodle except the folder OLDSITE & uploaded compressed file. Then move to mysite.com/moodle/OLDSITE.
Extract or unzip or unpack the compressed file to mysite.com/moodle
4.5 Copy Configuration File
Copy your old config.php file from mysite.com/moodle/OLDSITE to mysite.com/moodle
Moodle will automatically detect the new version and perform all the SQL database or file system upgrades that are necessary.
Open the URL mysite.com/moodle in a browser and follow the upgrade process.
Finally, disable maintenance mode and check your website.
If everything is fine, you can delete OLDSITE folder.