Upgrade overview

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.5. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Upgrade overview.

Moodle 2
available now!

Step 1: Server check
Step 2: Backup
Step 3: Get new code

There’s no need to visit a store and pay for software. You can start enjoying the cool features of Moodle 2 in three easy steps...

Step 1: Make sure that your server can run Moodle 2.2

Go to Settings > Site administration > Server > Environment

Status OK for everything? Great! Go to step 2...

Note: You need to upgrade to Moodle 2.2 before upgrading to 2.3.

Step 2: Be prepared for failure

As usual with any large upgrade, you should always be prepared to "roll back" if there's an issue.

A test install

We highly advise you make a copy of your production site to practice the upgrade on first. That way, if you run into any problems that need fixing you won't affect your main site.

Always make backups

When upgrading your production instance, make sure you have copies of everything, just in case. Full instructions are here: Site backup.

Step 3: Replace your old Moodle code with new Moodle 2.2 code

Finish by going to Settings > Site administration > Notifications and watching Moodle do all the rest!

Success?

Yes - Great! Please post in the Installation problems forum and share your joy with the Moodle community!

No - Don’t worry, help is at hand. Post in the Installation problems forum where our experts are waiting to explain any errors you obtain.