Joomla Announcements

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. 



Joomla 1.5.11 Security Release Now Available

Security Release

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.11 [Vea]. This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.

This release contains 26 bug fixes, two moderate-level security fixes and one low-level security fix. It has been 11 weeks since Joomla 1.5.10 was released on March 28, 2009. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.


Click here to download Joomla 1.5.11 (Full package) »

Click here to find an update package. »


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

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.5.11 Post-Release Notes to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

If you have modified core template overrides, please be sure to back them up before upgrading.


One low-level and two moderate-level security issues were fixed in this release:

For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.


  • Prev and Next links no longer create duplicate content with SEF URLs (13890)
  • Atom feed validates for Contact Category and Weblinks Category layouts (15446)
  • Article Category layout sorts correctly (15541)
  • Form correctly uses JRoute for action (15551)
  • Improved control over who is able to upload files (15691)
  • Search results work correctly for multiple search terms with SEF URLs enabled (15853)
  • RSS 2.0 feeds try to turn mailto links into absolute URLs (15909)
  • Atom link in RSS feed causes validation problems (16211)


  • Login correctly uses view=register (15740)
  • Module cache, ID, ItemID (15727)


  • No plugin issues were fixed in this release.


  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release


  • Khepri template has correct CSS icon for Article (15912)
  • Align attribute in mod_mainmenu no longer causes problems for some templates (15963)
  • Updated the helpsites.xml files (16397)


  • Translated description for Component, Module, Plugin, etc. after installation (13898)  
  • Change in Montenegrin language ISO Code (16112)
  • Modified Montenegrin language code to be ME from SLA for consistency (16349)
  • Install language changes (16405)


  • Global Configuration "Undefined Variable" warning now resolved (15699)
  • Legacy code in installer premigration system causes unrelated errors (16236)


  • Installation of some packages no longer fails (15701)
  • Installation Version Display corrected (15913)
  • JFile::getName() loses first character (16007)
  • db->updateObject function outdated (15417)
  • PHPDoc Comment for JFactory getDocument method incorrect (16314)
  • offline.php file now has correct stylesheet (16500)


Statistics for the 1.5.11 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.11 contains:
    • 26 issues fixed in SVN
    • 33 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 13 active issues:
    • 76 new reports
    • 27 closed
    • 25 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.11 release was packaged, the tracker had 157 active issues:
    • 90 open
    • 49 confirmed
    • 18 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 with Joomla, please report it on the 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, Amy Stephen, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Ercan Ozkaya, Flavia Tarzwell, Gergő Erdősi, Hannes Papenberg, Jennifer Nodwell, Joe Palmer, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Marieke van der Tuin, Marijke Stuivenberg, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark Smeed, Mati Kochen, Ole Bang Ottosen, Pete Nurse, Rajesh Dhanusu, Samuel Moffatt, Shantanu Bala, Anthony Ferrera, and Wilco Jansen.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Flavia Tarzwell, Jason Johnston, Jason Powers, Julio Pontes, Mark Smeed, Omar Ramos, and Ricardo Accioly.

Community Showcase Now Online

Community Site Showcase

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce our latest undertaking to promote sites using Joomla—our new Joomla Community Showcase. The showcase is a hub for community users to share sites they've discovered or built themselves.

Launching today with just over 100 sites, the showcase has a wide range of categories—arts, education, business, sports, non-profits and more. It's designed in the same familiar layout as the Joomla Extensions Directory so users will be able to quickly find what they're looking for.

Submitting a Web Site

It's easy to submit a site for inclusion in the showcase. You'll need to register first on the showcase site and be sure to read the Guidelines for Submission before submitting. Make sure the site isn't already in the showcase by doing a search first. Not all sites will be accepted into the showcase so make sure your site meets the guidelines. Ideally, it's a site that shows off the power and extensibility of Joomla.

We also expect you to add site thumbnails (not logos) to your submission. If you only have one, that's fine. But if you have more, make sure they show off a variety of layouts—otherwise all your thumbnails will look identical.

Remember, it takes time to verify each site submission we receive so sites will not be automatically added immediately. Careful not to add too many of your own sites at once or you might be considered a spammer. We recommend you submit no more than 10 sites each month.

Site of the Month

Each month, we will highlight a Web site that demonstrates exemplary quality, flexibility, and design. If you want your site to be considered, make sure you fill out all the site information accurately and thoroughly.

Site Case Studies

While site descriptions are a general overview of the site and/or company, case studies are a way to delve deeper into the mechanics of the site, how it was built, what problems it solved, and how it fit into the overall strategy of the company. It's a way to give other Joomla users insight into the process and what extensions were used. We encourage site creators to write detailed case studies. If your site has a good case study, you'll exponentially increase your chances of being awarded the Site of the Month.

Tagging your Submissions

The showcase also has a built-in tagging system to more clearly identify site traits. Add as many tags as you want (up to 80 characters) but don't repeat tags or add redundant information.

Room to Grow

We feel that this site will grow rapidly so have started with a small number of basic site categories wth the expectation that they will become more refined and extensive over time, adpating to the needs of the community. So get started submitting Joomla sites now!