Joomla Announcements

Joomla! 1.5.12 Released

Joomla 1.5.12

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.12 [Wojmamni Ama Woi]. This release contains a number of bug fixes and three moderate-level security fixes. It has been less than a month since Joomla 1.5.11 was released on June 3, 2009.

This release marks an important milestone for the Joomla Project due to the upgrade of the PEAR library to the new BSD licensed version, which brings the codebase into full compliance with the GPL. In addition, this release contains an important upgrade to TinyMCE v

The Production Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.





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Release Notes

Before upgrading, read the Release Notes and review the Post-Release Notes to see if there is important supplemental information or helpful hints discovered after the release. Also, do a backup your site before performing the upgrade.



  • Category List Layout sorts correctly (15541)
  • Category List Layout HTML error resolved (16595 )
  • Minimum User Level for Media Manager works correctly for Editors submitting Articles (16597)
  • Article Manager shows non-duplicated Page Titles with Page Breaks (16686)
  • Section Filter for Content Component correctly lists only Article Categories (16601)
  • Reverted escaping of miscellaneous information field in com_contact (17006)


  • No modules were fixed for this release.


  • Update to TinyMCE (12376)
  • Updated installer SQL to correspond with TinyMCE upgrade (17005)
  • Added missing language strings for TinyMCE after initial upgrade (16977)


  • No legacy issues were fixed in this release.


  • Beez Template fix for Contact Component Layout (14540)
  • Beez Template fix for Article Published Date in the Form Layout (15673)
  • Beez Template Newsflash Module now has correct Read More link (16607)
  • Beez Template and User Component print the correct Page Title on Login Page (16890)
  • System Template CSS correctly links to OpenID login-bg.gif file (14540)
  • JA Purity Template now has anchor tag ending for Category Title on Frontpage Blog Layout (16896)
  • JA Purity Template shows Modified Date in Article Layout (15740)


  • Feed Module Tip wording changed to correctly state "time in minutes" (15740)
  • en-GB Language File Date Format displays correctly with Frontend Components using Calendar Date Selection (16779)
  • Missing language strings available for Beez Templates (16820)
  • Additional language strings added for Tiny MCE (16950)
  • Added mk-MK installer language pack (no tracker item)


  • CSS files save correctly when edited using Template Manager (16753)


  • Upgraded PEAR with a newer version that has BSD licensing (12746)
  • PHPMailer allows secure connections to SMTP Servers (12886)
  • File::upload() uses chmod 644 in FTP mode (16593)
  • Tooltips correctly encoded (16719)
  • Reverted detailed module caching fix (15727)


Statistics for the 1.5.12 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.12 contains:
    • 25 issues fixed in SVN
    • 14 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net decrease of 11 active issues:
    • 54 new reports
    • 74 closed
    • 25 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.12 release was packaged, the tracker had 146 active issues:
    • 59 open
    • 60 confirmed
    • 27 pending

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the Joomla 1.5 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Ashwin Date, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Flavia Tarzwell, Gergő Erdősi, Hannes Papenberg, Jennifer Marriott, Johnathan Cheung, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Marieke van der Tuin, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mati Kochen, Ole Bang Ottosen, Sajid Ahmed, Samuel Moffatt, and Tibor Tóth.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Johnathan Cheung, Sajid Ahmed, and Shaun Janssens.

Joomla! Resources Directory Launched

BalloonsIn response to overwhelming interest and requests from the Joomla community, the Joomla Project is pleased to announce the Joomla Resource Directory goes online today at If you're a Joomla user, there's no easier way to find developers, service providers, and other valuable resources.

"We think this will be a great way to connect end-users and service providers in the Joomla Community," said Wendy Robinson of the JRD Team."Most small businesses can't afford to advertise on the sites and this will provide them wide exposure. With close to a million visitors and 14 million page views a month, the JED has proven that there is wide interest in products related to Joomla."

The JRD builds on the success of the JED—the most popular place to find Joomla Extensions. Both are powered by the Mosets Tree 2.1 directory extension, a GPL extension that also powers the Joomla Site Showcase.

If you're a service provider, listing in the Resource Directory is free of charge (premium listings will be offered in the future for a fee). This includes consultants, template designers, tutorial sites, and just about any other Joomla service. Users can post reviews of these services and share their experiences with the community.

10 Million Thank Yous

10 Million Downloads

The Joomla Project is excited to celebrate a remarkable benchmark in the world of open source—our 10 millionth download.

As one of the most powerful publishing platforms available, Joomla has grown exponentially since it's first release in 2005, which was downloaded just over 72,000 times from JoomlaCode. That meteoric rise in less than four years is a solid statement by the Joomla Community about how the project changes lives all over the world.

With Joomla 1.6 on the horizon, that same community is energized and excited for what the future holds. Development is underway on the next generation content management system, which will enable you, our faithful users, to achieve new heights and hopefully accomplish another 10 million downloads.