Release News

Joomla 1.6 Beta 2 Now Available

1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 2 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 1 we have fixed approximately 140 issues. Much of this progress is directly related to the stepped up efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!

See the CHANGELOG for details of what has been changed in this release.

What's next?

This is the second in our series of continuous betas. Beta 3 will be released on June 14, 2010.

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Joomla! 1.6 Development Shifting Gears

Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available

Joomla! 1.5.18 Released

Joomla 1.5.15 Released


The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.18 [Wojmamni ama wojnaiki]. This is a security release and also corrects one priority issue in version 1.5.17.

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




Click here to download Joomla 1.5.18 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.18 (Upgrade packages) »



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 1.5.18 Post-Release FAQs 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.



  •  No component issues were fixed for this release


  •  No module issues were fixed for this release.


  •  Revert issue 19859 (Graceful handling of Apache plugin failures) (20424)


  • No legacy issues were fixed for this release.


  • No Templates issues were fixed for this release.


  • No Language issues were fixed for this release.


  •  No Administrator issues were fixed for this release.


  • No System issues were fixed for this release.

Statistics for the 1.5.18 release period:

  • Joomla 1.5.18 contains:
    • 1 issues fixed in SVN
    • 3 commits
  • Tracker activity resulted in a net increase of 21 active issues:
    • 29 new reports
    • 7 closed
    • 1 fixed in SVN
  • At the time the 1.5.18 release was packaged, the tracker had 337 active issues:
    • 195 open
    • 105 confirmed
    • 37 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 1.5 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Andrew Eddie, Ian MacLennan, and Mark Dexter Coordinators; Airton Torres, Artyom Bisyarin, Elin Waring, Marijke Stuivenberg, Matt Thomas, and Omar Ramos, Team Leaders.
Alan Langford, Alessandro Nadalin, Andrea Tarr, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Edvard Ananyan, Flavia Silveira, Gergo Erdosi, Hannes Papenberg, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Joseph LeBlanc, Julio Pontes, Kevin Devine, Klas Berlič, Koen Kuipers, Mustaq Sheikh, Niels Braczek, Ole Bang Ottosen, Pete Nurse, Ron Severdia, Ronald J. de Vries, Sam Moffatt, and Will Mavis.

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Alain Rivest, Amy Stephen, Anja Hage, Artyom Bisyarin, Babs Gösgens, Beat, Bill Richardson, Bo Astrup, Brian Sullivan, Brian Teeman, Cristina Solana, Detlef Volmer, Duane Brown, Eduardo Diaz, Gobezu Sewu, Henrik Hussfelt, Jeremy Wilken, Joe Sonne, Manoel J. Silva, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark W Bender, Nate Bohn, Nicholas Antimisiaris, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Pierre Gazzola, Radek Suski, Rob Joyce, Robert Vining, Steven Littrell, Steven Trullinger, Troy Thomas Hall, Ulas ALKAN, Vicki Payne, Viet Hoang Vu, Waseem Sadiq, and Yuval Maman.

Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available

1.6 Beta LogoThe Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

The following is the press release.

Joomla! 1.6 Beta Released – Download the World’s Leading PHP-based Content Management System and Easily Build Websites and Online Applications

New York, New York, May 17, 2010 –  The Joomla Project, a free, award-winning PHP-based content management system that enables users to build websites and powerful online applications, today announced the beta release of Joomla 1.6. Designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user experience, Joomla 1.6 will deliver a variety of new tools to improve website management and access, a more robust organizational structure for content control, and various other user-experience improvements throughout the software.

“The release of Joomla 1.6 will raise the bar of success for our community’s users, and enable our developer community to build even more exciting and compelling solutions,” said Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters, the not-for-profit organization that supports The Joomla Project. “New features and capabilities – such as the hierarchical design of the access control system, semantic XHTML layouts and one-click extension updates – usher in a new set of tools that open doors for more effective online engagements. Whether building a personal website or a next-generation Web application for an enterprise environment, Joomla 1.6 offers the most compelling solution for easily building and managing powerful online solutions.”

Joomla’s ease-of-use and extensibility has made it the most popular and downloaded open source website software in the industry today (it has been downloaded more than 16 million times). It is used for everything from small personal websites to the backend management for some of the largest enterprises and highest traffic sites on the Web, including sites operated by Citibank, IHOP, Harvard University, the Baltimore Police Department,, Smart Car of America, The Guggenheim Museum, and many more

Key Features in Joomla 1.6:
New Access Control System - Allows site administrators control over who can view and manage content.
Unlimited Depth Organizational Model - Gives site administrators and content creators user-defined category levels that allow for the creation of a category tree with as many or as few levels for organizing articles and other content as needed.
One-Click Extension Updates - Allows users to keep sites secure and controlled by simplifying the process of updating extensions.
Semantic XHTML Layouts - Provides a better baseline for content presentation.

In addition, developers and implementers will enjoy the new ability Joomla 1.6 provides in allowing extensions to be built with granular control and permissions. This will make it easier to create more advanced, enterprise-focused applications and extensions for Joomla. Furthermore, there are numerous improvements in areas like code reuse, and considerable success in ensuring the stability of application programming interfaces via unit testing.

“With the release of 1.6, The Joomla Project is transitioning the development process to a more iterative, time-based release cycle,” said Louis Landry, a lead developer and community member of The Joomla Project. “This new approach will help streamline the production of new code and better ensure timely releases around product updates. I’m very excited about the beta release and look forward to working with the entire community as we continue to refine the system.”

Visit and download Joomla 1.6 beta today!

About The Joomla! Project and Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is a not-for-profit organization that helps to manage and support the Joomla Project. Joomla is one of the industry’s leading open source content management systems (CMS). For more information, visit or

Download Joomla! 1.6 beta1.