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.
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 with your data or some custom code you've added.
- 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
- Small site? Instructions here: Installing the new Moodle software
- Large site? Instructions here: Upgrading via command line
Finish by going to Settings > Site administration > Notifications and watching Moodle do all the rest!
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.