There are two versions of Joomla! available.
- Joomla 3 is the newest version, recommended for new installs.
- Joomla 2.5 is the previous version of the CMS.
Download Joomla! 3.3 (Recommended for new sites)
Joomla 3.3 is the newest version recommended for new installs. It includes the latest and greatest features of Joomla and mobile/responsive support.
Download Joomla! 2.5.x
Joomla 2.5 is the previous version of Joomla, which will be supported until December 31, 2014. For upgrade instructions to Joomla 3, please see the FAQs below.
Joomla! Download Frequently Asked Questions:
Which version is best for me?
Joomla 3 is the preferred version in most cases. Joomla 3 is a stable release that will be supported long into the future with one-click, easy upgrades. For upgrade instructions from Joomla 2.5, click here.
How do I install Joomla locally?
Need help installing Joomla? Read Getting Started with Joomla! for a quick introduction or visit the Joomla 3 Installation forum with any questions you have. Visit the General Questions Forum for 3.3 or 2.5 if you have other questions about Joomla.
Can I install Joomla on my hosting account?
Yes you can. Download the package of Joomla that you want to use, unpack the files locally and then upload them to your account directly using FTP. You’ll also want to create a database with a username and password. When you’re done, visit the front end of your site, and you will see the installer page and you can begin the installation process. Click here to read detailed installation instructions for Joomla 3.
Does Joomla come in multiple languages?
You can easily download and install language packages for your Joomla site. Browse through Joomla language packages, and incorporate the languages that you need.
How can I extend Joomla?
There are over 8,000 extensions available in the Joomla community ready for you to download. Visit the Joomla! Extensions Directory to get help unlocking Joomla extended features.