It's vital for the safety and security of your web site that you ensure that both Joomla and your extensions are always up to date. All good extensions for Joomla support a feature that allows your Joomla web site to be notified when there is a new version. As you can see on this control panel in the Quick Icons. Down the bottom is one called Updates are available. If there are any updates available they will be marked with a number. To perform the update click on the link. We can see here that there is an update available. It's always useful to take a backup first before you perform an update just in case. We've got Akeeba Backup installed so there is no excuse. To perform the update itself select the item from the list and click Update. Once the update has been performed you will receive a success message and possibly instructions for some changes to be made although that is very rare. If we now return to our dashboard and scroll down. We can see now that all our extensions are up to date.