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Joomla 1.5.7 Security Release Now Available

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.7 [Wovusani]. This is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes, improvements as well as security fixes. It is strongly recommended that users immediately upgrade. It has been nearly four weeks since Joomla 1.5.6 was released on August 12, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.






Instructions

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.7 (Full package) »

Click here to find an update package. »


Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Security

  • Several security issues were fixed in this release. There was 1 critical, 1 major and 2 moderate security vulnerabilities fixed in 1.5.7. For more information, visit the Security Center.

Articles

  • com_content: Metadata handling; Alias not copied for Articles
  • String Escaping: External links; Titles; Alt tags missing on images
  • Blog Layout: Article Page break; new Left-to-Right option; Breadcrumbs; Archive Intro Text formatting issues; Section Blog Article links
  • Submit Article: Article Order Drop-Down List on Front End Shows Archived and Trashed Articles; Preview edited Article does not use Template Editor.css
  • RSS Feed: Publish Date fix; External URLs rendering incorrectly
  • SEO: Index and Follow Meta Tag for Print View

Modules

  • Show_noauth problem; Module Deletion after uninstall; Colspan in mod_latest; Copy Newsflash Module
  • Name and Username in mod_login; Menu item is locked after closing
  • Search: Textfield Width Parameter; Show Search Results option; Category Search

Legacy

  • Menu Access Rights Corrections; Menu Separator shows as Link

Templates

  • Beez: Contact Image; Typo in Attribute value; Newsflash Article URL
  • ja_purity: e-Mail and Print Button files; Default Article Layout does not display Edit Icon for Authors; Site Logo Text goes under Header background; Top menu
  • UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2008): New function countMenuChildren() added for hiding empty split menus

Administrator

  • $row is not Initialized
  • Help: Latest Version check; Help Key Reference Update for Modules: New Screen
  • Configuration: Time Zone correction
  • Media Manager: Base path missing slashes
  • Sample Content: Outdated Links in "Welcome to Joomla", Newsfeed Fixes, several updated articles and statistics
  • Installation: Remove confusing error message about language files for extension installations

System

  • IIS 6 and IIS 7: JRoute::_() and Application Redirect() fixes
  • Parameter Types: SQL, Textarea for Templates
  • E-mail: JMail class ignores JConfig.sendmail path for sendmail; Incorrect SEF URLs for outgoing recommendation e-mails
  • API: JHTMLSelect fix; queryBatch logging in debug mode; JSite::getParams(); strpos(); setMetadata creates duplicate meta tags; $row is not initialized
  • XML-RPC client ID is too high; Profiling J1.5 framework; $row is not initialized
  • Cache: JCacheStorageFile::gc flawed logic in cache expiry; Clean Cache file with Cache Manager

UPDATE (Sept. 12, 2008): For FAQs about this release, see http://docs.joomla.org/Category:Version_1.5.7_FAQ


Read more: Joomla 1.5.7 Security Release Now Available

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Joomla! Turns 3

Joomla third birthday

Happy third birthday, Joomla!

 
It's hard to believe that three years have passed by so quickly. In that short time, the Joomla community has grown so much larger and stronger than we could have ever imagined. Today, Google search results on Joomla yield over 100 million results. The Joomla group of Web sites serves 1 million visitors per week.

In the past year, Joomla has released the groundbreaking Joomla 1.5, launched the Joomla Community Portal and team blogs (including the Joomla Community Magazine and JoomlaConnect™), the Joomla Documentation Wiki, Joomla Developer section and our new site design.
 
Since March 2007, there have been over 6 million downloads of Joomla. And yet, it feels like we are just getting geting started. We hope that you are having fun using Joomla and we encourage you to get involved in the community and help make Joomla even better for the fourth birthday celebration. There are great things in store for Joomla in the years to come!
 

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