Today we are proud to announce two new features in your Watchful dashboard. The first feature allows for remote updating directly from your Watchful dashboard. The second is the ability to remotely purge the Joomla update cache.

Why do you have to manually update?

There may be several reasons why you have to manually update extensions or old Joomla versions.

  • It uses a non-standard update system
  • It is a very old version
  • It is a library or another “special” extension
  • Or, maybe you just need to purge the updates cache instead

Remotely Install Updates

You can now remotely update and install extensions, or “bridge” releases (updates to short term support releases like Joomla 3.1.6) on multiple Joomla websites at once.

Simply paste the url just and click install for the sites you would like to update (see our step by step instructions).

Purge the updates cache

The Joomla Extension Updater creates a cache of available updates which are refreshed periodically. The cache can at times get “stuck” and cause issues with the detection of appropriate updates. Often, this results in a false messages in the Watchful dashboard asking you to manually update your Joomla site.

You can now remotely purge the Joomla update cache from your Watchful dashboard to refresh the available updates after a site validation.

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