Release News

Joomla 2.5.1 Released

Joomla 1.5.15 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.1. 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! developement 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 FTPing the files.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.1 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.1 (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 2.5.1 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.1 release period (24 January 2012 to 2 February 2012)

  • Joomla 2.5.1 contains:
    • 2 security issues fixed
    • 30 tracker issues fixed

Joomla 2.5.1 uses version 11.4 of the Joomlal Platform.

Security Issues Fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

Category Summary Link
27842 Batch processing broken Administration
27844 Version Module for Admin to show Joomla version in Footer admin Template Administration
27868 Joomla 1.7.x batch processing allow move items to trashed categories Administration
27893 New version module interferes with license notice in Hathor Administration
27941 Add warning/no warning icons on Database screen Administration
27818 Update 1.7 strings to 2.5 Code Quality
27829 $app variable can possibly not be set causing a PHP error Code Quality
26986 Batch processing of articles doesn't work for users with restricted rights Components
27581 Basic Search contact search is broken Components
27700 com_redirect redirects should use 301 redirect not 303 Components
27872 Error in Banner Track Clicks Components
27886 An unpublished linked contact leads to articles not being displayed. Components
27774 Joomla on Windows Azure - Load time is slow Database
27890 mod_menu invalid rendering of items of type alias and url Front End
27887 Extension Manager: Database does not fix update problem Installation
27895 Version Number Module Not Assigned to Menus Installation
27916 Path of home sub-menu items contain "News Feeds" Installation
27919 Extension Manager: Database does not fix text filter problem Installation
27920 Update SQL query requires temp table permissions Installation
27880 Please first make a selection from the lis't: Huge error on 40+ sites Javascript
27905 Upgrade MooTools to version 1.4.3 Javascript
27796 COM_USERS_FITLER_NOTES Languages
27929 *Installing sample data and defining as site lang another lang then English breaks links Languages
27864 User profile page does not HTML escape the user's name Layouts
27873 The related articles modules (mod_related_items) are not showing Modules
27896 mod_search head search link title not escaped Modules
27662 Can't update #__update_sites table at extension install on SQL Server Plugins
27862 Code error plgUserProfile line 188 Plugins
27885 TinyMCE settings in SQL don't reflect recent changes in options. SQL Files
27938 labels missing for Smart Search / Finder module Templates

 

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, Alain Rivest, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Eddie, Ashwin Date, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christophe Demko, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Francisco Marzoa, Ian MacLennan, Jacob Waisner, Jacques Rentzke, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Jeremy Wilken, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mutuga Kigumi, Neil McNulty, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Prasit Gebsaap, Rachmat Wakjaer, Rob Clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Sudhi Seshachala, Tim Plummer, Tom Fuller, Troy Hall, Viet Hoang 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, Jason Kendall, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Omar Ramos, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

Joomla 1.7.5 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.7.5. This is a security release.

Note that most users should update their sites to version 2.5.1 instead, which is now released. Version 1.7.5 is only intended for those users who for some reason are unable to update to version 2.5.1. Version 1.7 will reach end of life on 24 February 2012.

The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! developement at the Developer Site.

If you are upgrading your existing 1.7 site, you should be aware that the method of upgrading has changed since Joomla 1.5 so we recommend you look at the instructions.

Download

Click here to download Joomla 1.7.5 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.7.5 (Upgrade packages) »

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

Statistics for the 1.7.5 release

  • Joomla 1.7.5 contains:
    • 3 security issues fixed

Security

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 CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: A Firoozmandan, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Alain Rivest, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Eddie, Ashwin Date, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christophe Demko, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Francisco Marzoa, Ian MacLennan, Jacob Waisner, Jacques Rentzke, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Jeremy Wilken, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mutuga Kigumi, Neil McNulty, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Prasit Gebsaap, Rachmat Wakjaer, Rob Clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Sudhi Seshachala, Tim Plummer, Tom Fuller, Troy Hall, Viet Hoang 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, Jason Kendall, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Omar Ramos, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

Joomla! 2.5 Released with Extra Features and Easy Updates

Joomla 2.5

Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to Intranets, today announces the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5. Along with new features such as advanced search and automatic notification of Joomla core and extension updates, the Joomla CMS for the first time includes multi-database support with the addition of Microsoft SQL Server. Previous versions of Joomla were compatible exclusively with MySQL databases.

“Multi-database support is a huge step forward for Joomla, which is already powering more than 1.6 million websites worldwide. It ensures companies and organization, both large and small, will save even more money and time by adopting Joomla,” said Ryan Ozimek, president of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. “No longer will Joomla developers be tied down to a particular database or have to spend more money and time integrating other software to get Joomla to communicate with their database. This enhances Joomla’s scalability immensely.”

Other key features in Joomla 2.5 includes:

  • Automatic notification when a Joomla or extension update is available. When logged into the control panel, site administrators will instantly have access to new notification buttons that allows them to see and act on the latest updates. In addition to updates for the Joomla CMS, a second button offers third party extension notification updates.
  • A better natural language search engine to the Joomla core. Complete with auto-completion and stemming (for example if you type “running” in a search field you also see run), it is faster and more versatile than the standard search.

“We literally received thousands of pieces of input at ideas.joomla.org into what functionality should be added to Joomla 2.5, and overwhelmingly enhanced notifications and more elegant search topped the list,” said Mark Dexter of the Joomla Production Leadership Team. “In fact, the automatic notification for core and extension updates received the most votes for a feature that people wanted in 2.5. But we didn’t stop with just those two. Joomla 2.5 is a major overhaul with more than 24 new features that we have highlighted at joom.la/25features.”

Joomla 2.5 adheres to Joomla’s newly-adopted six-month release cycle that began with the previous  Joomla CMS release of Joomla 1.7 in July, 2011. Downloading the latest version of Joomla is the best way to ensure organizational and personal security needs are being met since it will have the most recent updates to protect against the latest security threats.

Joomla 2.5 is truly a collaborative community-driven software project developed with the feedback gathered from more than 2.5 million Joomla forum posts, 540,000 Joomla forum members and data from more than 8,800 Joomla extensions.  To download Joomla 2.5, go to http://www.joomla.org/download.html.