Release News

Joomla 2.5.8 Released

Security Release

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.8. 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 2.5.8 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.8 (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 2.5.8 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.8 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.8 contains:
    • 1 Security issue fixed
    • 9 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

IDSummary/Link
29575 Article Manager excludes identity of author
29574 Backport JAccess fixes from platform. Thanks Elin
29401 Repeated htmlspecialchars() Applied When Multiple Breadcrumbs Active. Thanks Peter and Roland
29264 Field "alias" disappears in menu manager with type "External URL". Thanks Roberto
29488 Missing JText In Language Installer
29463 Notice in language manager when FTP layer is enabled.
28764 user notes category is not properly nested in the assets table. Thanks Peter
28849 Publishing date instead of creation date in com_content/category/view.feed.php. Thanks Tobias Ribizel.
28297 com_banners: BannersModelClients SQL error (group by banner id). Thanks Nils

 

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 past 3 months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Andrea Tarr, Angelika Reisiger, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daria Mikhailova, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Ian Galpin, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Jan Kuchař, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jonathan M. Cameron, Kevin Griffiths, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Prasit Gebsaap, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Rob Joyce, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder , Rouven Weßling, Sam Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Tessa Mero, Tim Plummer, Troy Thomas Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator.

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 3.0.1 Released

joomla-3.0

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.1. This is a security release. This release also fixes several high-priority problems with version 3.0.0. 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 3.0.0 SITES: If you plan to update a site from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1, you need to install the Joomla 3.0.0 Hot Patch before doing the update to Joomla 3.0.1. See the Hot Patch Instructions for more information. This is NOT required for updating from version 2.5.x.  If you require the FTP layer you will need to manually FTP the update. Also, please note that version 3.0 users need to make sure the Update server is set to "Short Term Support" in the Joomla! Update component. Otherwise, no 3.0.x updates will show.

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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.1 (Full package) »

Hot Patch (required for update from 3.0.0): Click here to download Joomla 3.0.0 Hot Patch »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.0 to 3.0.1 (Update package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.1 (for updates from Joomla 2.5)  (Update package)  »

Note: Please read the special update instructions before updating. Updating from 3.0.0 requires that you apply the hot patch first.

Instructions

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

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 3.0.1 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.0.1 release period

  • Joomla 3.0.1 contains:
    • 1 security issue fixed
    • 1 new feature
    • 47 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

New Feature

  • 29445 Allow different update packages for different version dev levels

    Until now, for both core auto updates and extension updates, update packages have been controlled by the 2-digit version number (e.g., 2.5, 3.0). It is not possible,for example, to have users of version 3.0.0 install a different update package than users of 3.0.1. This means the update packages are larger than they need to be. This feature allows for checking all three elements of a version number.

Tracker Issues Fixed

IDSummary/LinkCategory
25663 "Can't build admin menu item" error while (re)installing component Administration
29419 *Missing client field (and other fields) when creating a new banner Administration
29426 *Missing list limit in Extensions Manager => Manage and Install Languages Administration
29367 *Filtering by category does not work for Featured articles Administration
29307 getComponentsWithConfig does not work for custom components Administration
29387 unpublish button don't work Administration
29006 *J3.0 alpha 2.0 : Fieldset not working for plugin extension Administration
29268 Language dropdown too small in backend login using IE8 Authentication and Login
29399 Clean up code style Code Quality
28849 Publishing date instead of creation date in com_content/category/view.feed.php Components
28297 com_banners: BannersModelClients SQL error (group by banner id) Components
29358 A sinjgle contact does not send email and return 500 system error Components
29369 Updated sample data for SQL Azure database Database
29403 *Missing required="true" in front-end login form Front End
29343 Remove installation folder' button not always working Installation
29421 Auto update doesn't work in version 3.0.0 Installation
29323 Problems in update from 2.5 to 3.0 Installation
29429 Can't install Joomla update as an extension Installation
29385 Joomla 3.0 stable package has wrong file permissions Installation
29383 Language String TPL_HATHOR_COLOUR_CHOICE_BLUE Missing Languages
29380 Override Language String Created Cannot be Deleted Languages
29374 Languages Cannot be Installed Using Install Languages Languages
29408 images upload to the wrong folder in image manager Media Manager
29344 Javascript Error with JHTML tabs Platform
29431 Prostar Template not honouring module Title Hide. Templates
29211 Isis: Jumping table rows on mouseover Templates
29336 *Protostar page navigation does not work Templates
29414 Isis template showing User Name is not a good idea Templates
29410 Beez3 template_Details.xml needs a rework and beez3 itselfs needs additional files Templates
29407 *Isis wong implementation of the color parameter Templates
29393 beez3 CLOSE INFO Templates
29390 Components Title Truncated to 40 Bytes in ISIS Templates
29325 *article manager options - User Interface
29443 *Normalising isis UI part1 administrator folder User Interface
29414 Isis template showing User Name is not a good idea.  Templates
29387 unpublish button don't work.  Administration
29446 One character too much in JFeedPerson  CMS Libraries
29262 Wrong file name in garbagecoro cli app  Administration
29394 beez3 -- single contact.  Templates
29449 *Normalising isis UI part2 components, modules, plugins  Templates
29447 Broken installation with PostgreSQL.  Installation
29464 Untranslated string COM_INSTALLER_INSTALL_FTP  Languages
29452 beez3: change meta tag name from apple-touch-fullscreen to apple-mobile-web-app-capable. Templates 
29451 beez3: element closed before opened.  Templates
29454 multi level menus not support RTL languages well.  RTL
29074   Back-end: Unable to save FTP Settings - Catchable fatal error  Platform
29468 Additional places where null should be changed to array(). Platform

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 the past three months include: Aaron Wood, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Neil McNulty, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter Wiseman, rachmat wakjaer, Radek Suski, rob clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Troy Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator.

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.

How can you help Joomla development?

The great news is you don’t have to be a developer to help build Joomla. The Joomla Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email the 

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.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process.

Joomla 3.0.0 Released

joomla-3.0

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.0. This is the next major release of the Joomla CMS in the Standard Term Support (STS) track. All 3.0 users will need to plan to update to the new versions available in the STS release cycle every six months until version 3.5 is released. These updates are expected to be simple and backwards compatible.

Who is this release for?

The standard-term releases are designed for users who need access to the new features. Most users with existing 2.5.x sites will not want to update to version 3.0. Users creating new sites can use either version 2.5 or 3.0, depending on which best suits their needs. Please consider the availability of third-party templates and extensions when deciding which Joomla version to use. Also, if you decide to use version 3.0, please be aware that you will need to update your site every six months (to 3.1, 3.2, and so on) until version 3.5 is available. These updates are expected to be simple and backwards compatible.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5, scheduled for Spring 2014. Users on version 2.5 do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.0.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 will end shortly after the release of Joomla 3.0. It is currently supported only for security issues.

Will I be able to update directly from 2.5 to Joomla! 3?

Yes. Any update issues will be a top priority and will likely be resolved early in the 3.x release train. However, it is likely that many templates and extensions for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use. Be aware that the technical requirements for running Joomla 3.0 are different. In addition to requiring newer versions of software, certain settings that were once recommmened are now required such as requiring that magic quotes is off. See the Technical Requirements page for the specifications. See the Joomla 3.0.0 Post-Release FAQs for more detailed information about updating from 2.5 to 3.0.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3?

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive, mobile device friendly administrator template--Isis-- and interface.
  • A new front end template--Protostar-- built using Twitter Bootstrap.
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3.
  • A simplified 3-step installation process.
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS 
  • Custom active menu item for menu module
  • Let the SEF plug-in add the canonical url to the head
  • Version 12.2 of the Joomla Platform

This release also includes the current version (12.2) of the Joomla! Platform, which includes a large number of new and improved packages.  

Download

New Installations and Upgrading: See the Download page.

Note: Please read the Joomla 3.0 FAQ and the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

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

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

Release notes

Check the Joomla 3.0.0 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.0.0 release

  • Joomla 3.0.0 contains:
    • 34 new features added (includes 15 features added in 2.5.1 - 2.5.7)
    • No security issues fixed
    • 491 tracker issues fixed

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: Aaron Wood, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Neil McNulty, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter Wiseman, rachmat wakjaer, Radek Suski, rob clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, 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.

How can you help Joomla development?

The great news is you don’t have to be a developer to help build Joomla. The Joomla Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email the

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. Since the release of Joomla 2.56, a whopping 214 issues have been fixed by the JBS. The project also wants to thank all of the people that have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 3.0, and to those that have worked very hard on the Joomla Platform project.

Related information

If you are an extension developer, please make sure you subscribe to the general developer mailing list as this is a place where you can discuss extension development and news that may affect custom development will be posted from time to time.

Following is a list of previous news and information about Joomla 3.0 and other sites of interest:

A huge thank you to our volunteers!

This release is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers. Thank you so very much for making Joomla the best CMS on the planet!