Joomla Announcements

Joomla 2.5.5 Released

Security Release

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.5. This is a security release. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.5 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.5 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

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 2.5.5 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.5 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.5 contains:
    • 11 new features added
    • 2 Security issues fixed
    • 113 tracker issues fixed

New Features Added

The following new features have been added, with links to the Feature tracker issue.

See Jean-Marie Simonet's blog for more information about these features.

Security Issues Fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

ID Summary/Link Category
28589 *ACL regression in com_search ACL
28602 *Menu Item Manager: Show Batch Processing only if allowed ACL
28607 Missing direct access check for com_finder ACL
28605 ACL regression in com_finder ACL
28611 *ACL: Module Manager: Show Batch Processing only if allowed ACL
28587 *ACL regression in com_redirect ACL
27819 The articles model displays articles for which there is no category access [+fix] ACL
28588 *ACL regression in com_messages ACL
28646 *New user registration approval should only be possible when Create permission ACL
28205 Remove 'Display: no' modules from Module Assignment list (1.7), or button to hide them Administration
28572 *Administration user notes checked on notes page gives warning arugment missing Administration
28481 Edit Menu Item: Modules appears multiple times in the list Administration
28456 Error 500 when Logging back in after timeout Administration
24839 Incorrect tooltip for Sticky column icons in Banner Manager: Banners Administration
28428 Backend uses incorrert cache path for system caches - text filters can be reseted to defaults with e Administration
28467 *configuration.php smtp saves auto-filled admin username and password Administration
28411 Site breaks when deleting alternate style which is in use Administration
28354 Problem logging out if Public group has admin login permission Authentication and Login
28436 Wrong group in ldap and joomla authentication-plugin XML-file Authentication and Login
27737 Clean up the unit tests Automated Testing
28569 Correct docblocs in com_joomlaupdate. Code Quality
28380 *Normalizing Beez_20 css and js loading Code Quality
28420 discover_install of components does not trigger custom install method Code Quality
28570 Backport JAccess::getActionsFrom*** Code Quality
28553 Improve code for 28205. Code Quality
28514 duplicate line in user.php Code Quality
28547 ACL consistency - Use the API and access.xml everywhere. Code Quality
28285 E_NOTICE about array to string conversion in debug.php with PHP 5.4 Code Quality
28457 *Unused $offset_user parameter in configuration Code Quality
28548 Use instanceof instead of is_a() Code Quality
28555 Fix files that are CRLF. Code Quality
28442 Update Library Manifests Code Quality
28440 *load language file from com_media front end Code Quality
28521 Use doExecute instead of execute in CLI scripts Code Quality
28360 Get rid of assign() and assignRefs() uses in view: Installation Code Quality
28613 Use fewer deprecated methods. Code Quality
28305 Remove a few unnecessary import() calls. Add a missing import(). Code Quality
28335 Simplify schema path in installation, add support for other databases Code Quality
28336 e-strict error in com_messages Code Quality
28600 Add a code style checker Code Quality
28609 Update joomlaupdate @SInCE tags missed in 61f5ee8. Code Quality
28652 *Strict standards administrator/components/com_config/models/application.php Code Quality
28660 Fix code style errors Code Quality
28370 Get rid of assign() uses in view: admin + site Code Quality
28375 Remove blacklist code from FinderIndexerHelper Code Quality
28546 Trunk is broken due to a PHP error in JComponentHelper Components
28614 Add option to enable/disable logging in Smart Search Components
28536 Undefined variable $prev in com_config Components
28619 Fix #24510 to not add code specific to the profile plug-in to com_users Components
28276 Finder/Smart Search: Deleting an item does not remove it from Finder's index Components
28022 Smart search and unpublished Content Maps fails after edit of an article Components
28398 Missing "remember me" in com_users Components
28579 Fix xreference regression from 1.7 to 2.5 Components
28591 Content triggers in Category and Featured views only apply to first few articles Components
21946 Redirect component produces error Components
28351 Remove extra images from finder Components
28339 Incorrect parameter passed to onUserAfterDeleteGroup event Components
28608 Remove unused file in com_users Components
28615 Backport union query element from Platform 12 and use it in Smart Search Database
28525 Fix JForm::load() not replacing form field in same location Forms
28426 only a single JFormFieldColor field can exist (functionally) within a form Forms
28598 *Article Category list displays hits in author column if no article author or createdbyalias Front End
28025 Joomla Bugfix: Exchange of wrong picture by hide.js fixed Front End
28670 SQL error when installing trunk without sample data Installation
27772 Selecting 'Install Sample Data' button causes 'invalid security token' error message if 'Next' butto Installation
28400 Help Site URL Defaulting to Version 1.6 Installation
28642 Clean up the installation a tiny bit Installation
28345 Call to member function of non-object: setDebug() Installation
28551 Fix som issues with exceptions Installation
27651 JInstallationModelDatabase::initialise has hard coded MySQL version check Installation
28550 Default admin user created with id 42 Installation
28149 ImageManager Javascript Error Javascript
28505 *Multilang validation errors when SEF is off Languages
28407 *Browser Settings for new visitors broken in multilanguage Languages
28571 Typo in en-GB.com_templates.ini Languages
28639 New User Account Activation Tooltip Clarification Languages
28592 Language in component folder Languages
28453 Language override doesn't handle double quotes properly Languages
28673 JSON data returned when uploading oversized file Media Manager
28384 Duplicate 'home' in breadcrumbs in a multi-language site Modules
28192 Bug in mod_articles_news in version 1.7 and 2.5 Modules
28483 *Weblinks module should only pass on category related queries when catid > 0 Modules
28526 bug in mod_articles_news Modules
28487 Menu Item Alias does not obey Secure Setting of Aliased Item Modules
28210 onchange event does not fire at JFormFieldMedia (Regression) Platform
28632 Backport JCrypt (only with the simple chipher) Platform
28549 Provide legacy aliases for the MVC classes Platform
28648 Backport some deprecation info to the base package Platform
28645 Clean up the session package based on what was done in the platform. Platform
28287 Fix some differences between platform and cms. Backport CSS changes Platform
28309 Improve forward compatability with Joomla 3.0 by making JDatabaseException extend RuntimeException Platform
28419 Remove warnings for undeprecated code. Fix a bug in JView in the process. Platform
28561 Move some JFormFields from the platform to the CMS Platform
28378 Backport JInput:def() from the platform Platform
28377 Backport JDatabase::execute() Platform
28560 Backport some files completely from the current platform Platform
28599 Backport the new JLoader from the platform 12.1 Platform
28343 Backport JInputFiles fix from Platform Platform
28421 Update PHPMailer to 5.2.1 Platform
28649 Backport small changes to the MVC from the platform. Platform
28644 Move JApplicationHelper::parseXMLInstallFile to JInstaller.

Platform

27267 Multiple Loggers fail when using formattedtext

Platform

28667 Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.2 Plugins
28566 Update TinyMCE 3.5.1.1 Plugins
28479 Use most specific paths possible. Fix detect FTP root. Plugins
28631 Bug in Codemirror plugin Plugins
28364 JImage wrong JPEG suppert detection in PHP 5.2 Plugins
27711 Plugin SEF don't support "poster" video attribute Search Engine Friendly
28455 *303 when not using URL Language code in multilanguage Search Engine Friendly
25170 Content pictures aren't displaying if SEF is on and System Cache plugin is enabled Search Engine Friendly
28382 Make Atomic work with sample data Templates
28603 User Registration Form: Label/Field Offset by one Line User Interface
28342 *New joomlaupdate component has no icon in admin menu + missing lang string User Interface

 

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! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: A Firoozmandan, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Ernest E Vogelsinger, Harald Leithner, Herve Boinnard, Holger Brandt, Jacob Waisner, Jean-Claude Richard, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Juan Antonio Ruzafa, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick A., Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Prasit Gebsaap, Rachmat Wakjaer, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Rob Joyce, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Sudhi Seshachala, Troy Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator; Elin Waring and Marijke Stuivenberg, Team Leaders.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

Joomla Community Magazine | June 2012

 

June IssueThe June issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

Our stories this month:

Editor's Introduction

Summer of Opportunity, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Hurt Me Plenty, by John Hooley
Joomla and Beyond, My First Experience, by Joe Sonne
Meet Joomla!'s 2012 Google Summer of Code Students, by Chad Windnagle
Robert Deutz, Joomla! Event Organizer Extraordinaire!, by Dianne Henning
Three Archetypes of Open Innovation Processes & Joomla!, by Ricky D'Cruze

Project News

Leadership Highlights - June 2012, by Alice Grevet

Events

JoomlaDays from China to Greece, by Jacques Rentzke

Book Reviews

“PHP and MySQL 24-Hour Trainer” - the Go-to Resource for PHP and MySQL Novices, by Milena Mitova

Designers

Designing Joomla! Websites - Form vs Functionality, by Phehello Mofokeng

Developers

CMS Testing, by Niels Braczek

Site builders

.htaccess File That FREAKIN Works!, by Cindy Montano
Use Firebug to tweak template CSS, by Daniel Riefstahl

Business Matters

Hosting: Awesome Revenue Stream or Big Headache?, by Gabe Wahhab
The Ultimate Marketing Guide For Joomla Extension Developers, by Luke Summerfield
RFP's, Proposals, and Contracts – Part 2, by Mike Carson

Google Summer of Code

Project: JGoogle Package, by Aaron Schmitz
Project: Workflow Engine, by Florian Voutzinos
Project: Language Installer for Joomla!, by Javier Gomez
Project: JMediawiki Package, by Prasath Nadarajah
Project: Javascript and CSS Compression API, by Kavith Thiranga Lokuhewage
Project: RESTful Web Service API, by Stefan Neculai
Project: Social Package, by Diana Prajescu

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla Community Magazine | May 2012

 

JCM May EditionThe May issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

Our stories this month:

EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

Joomla! Around the World…, by Dianne Henning

FEATURE STORIES

5 Steps Towards Successful Time Management, by Gabe Wahhab

Joomla Events Website Launch, by Mike Carson

Pros and Cons of Partnering with a Web Design Agency, by Luke Summerfield

PROJECT NEWS

Leadership Highlights for April 2012, by Alice Grevet

SITEBUILDERS

Drupal to Joomla! Migration - Truthout.org, by Jon Neubauer

Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS, Part 3, by Denys Nosov

DESIGNERS

Design Trends - Parallax Designs, by Peter Bui

How to convert Joomla 1.5 template to Joomla 2.5 template, by Tuan Bui

Free Your Fonts From the Web Safe Straight Jacket, by John Hooley

BUSINESS MATTERS

6 Powerful Tips for Every Multilingual Website, by Gabe Wahhab

Skyrocket Your Joomla! Business By Leveraging Subcontractors, by Luke Summerfield

RFP's, Proposals, and Contracts – Part 1, by Mike Carson

ADMINISTRATORS

Joomla ACL: Configuring back-end ACL, by Jen Kramer

EVENTS

A Tale of Two Cookies, by Paul Orwig

Joomla Events Around the World in May 2012, by Jacques Rentzke

The First Joomla!Day in Iran, by Hagen Graf

 

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Subcategories