J! Extensions Live Updater

  • Joomla Version: 2.5 3.x
  • Extension: Plugin
  • Type: Free
  • Price (without Tax): 0.0
  • License: GPL License v2+

Install this plugin to permit the One-Click Automatic updates via Joomla Adminstartor Dashboard for third party extensions!

Install it and forget it.
Runs only on update, so does not effect your site speed.


I read this artcile (How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?) before some months but each company have to create a unique plugin to accomplish to offer live updates for (commercial) extensions. I think it's insane for every third-party developer to create a system plugin only for that reason. I'm developer but I'm webmaster too and I use some extensions too, but really I don't want to have a dosen of plugins installed on my backend, that's why I'm sharing this Universal Live Updater plugin.

For Developers:

It's free and always will be. You can use only one plugin for ALL of your extensions!

The problem:

Many developers daily are creating and maintaining dozens of Joomla Extensions, most of them like me, we don't have added auto-update feature in our paid extensions (really), probably because the Joomla Update system event is too poor.

Most developers create a plugin per extension to able to accomplish the auto-update feature. Is not bad but it's not the best way. Why clients & developers have to maintain so many extensions for a single-simple task?

The Solution:

This plugin will handle ALL auto-update extensions (UNIVERSAL SULUTION), the only thing you have to do is to add some parameters to your update XML in "downloads" tags

 If you had something like that

<downloadurl type="full" format="zip"><![CDATA[https://mysite.com/index.php?option=com_ars&view=release&id=12&format=raw]]></downloadurl>

replace it with
<downloadurl type="full" format="zip"><![CDATA[https://mysite.com/index.php?option=com_ars&view=release&id=12&format=raw&source=JExtUpdater&license=paid&type=component&extname=example]]></downloadurl>

The magic world is "=JExtUpdater"

For more advanced checks we added a new event (onUpdateBeforePackageDownload) is fired for any plugin type but also for Module & Component!

Read the documentation for more details. It's too easy! Actually does not require any extra coding for your extension!

For developers:


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