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Moodle 3 Administration - Third Edition by Alex Büchner

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Updating Moodle

Moodle is being updated constantly, which is common practice in open source development environments. A new version containing resolved bug fixes is created every night and, as mentioned earlier, a fully-tested version is released on a weekly basis. There is usually no need to install updates every week; however, there are a number of scenarios when you should upgrade your Moodle system:

  • Security patches have been issued
  • New features have been added
  • Bugs have been fixed that affect your setup
  • A new version is released

There are principally two ways Moodle systems can be updated. You can either run updates manually (using the web interface or the CLI) or stay up to date using Git commands. Both procedures are described in this section. ...

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