I've received this odd error a few times now as I start to move some of our older non Joomla 3 templates from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3. Despite the fact that Joomla 3.2 is well and truly out, the updater tells me that I have the latest version of Joomla.


This usually happens when the Joomla updater is set to look for releases only in the long term stable stream. Joomla 2.5 is the current long term stable release and it will remain the case until Joomla 3.5 is released.


So even after I switch the Joomla updater to look for the short term releases (ie Joomla 3+) it still tries to assure me that I have the latest version.

So how do you solve the issue?

Fortunately the issue is easily solved with a slight detour from the main Joomla update component to the update manager in the extension manager.

  1. Navigate to the extension manager in your Joomla admin.


  1. Navigate to the update manager.


  1. Hit purge cache


  1. It's likely that the update manager will still show no updates available. Go back to the Joomla update component under components / update.


  1. If the Joomla updater has been changed to look for the short term release, you should see the latest short term version available for you to download.


Now if you are like me, even after this update you may get a blank screen but fortunately this is also easily solved. Check out the How to Joomla post I published last week about how to solve a blank screen after updating to Joomla 3.2.

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