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.

Security ReleaseIMPORTANT 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 Network.


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.


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.

JCM October 2012

The October issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Get R3ADY!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Website Case Study: Russian TV Channel, by Vladimir
Interview: Robert Deutz - The First Joomla! World Conference!, by Dianne Henning
Interview: Paul Orwig on JDay Colombia, by Alice Grevet
Website Case Study: NexGen Music, by Sully Sullivan


JoomlaDay Events in October 2012, by Jacques Rentzke
Joomla! Day Poland 2012, by Radek Suski

Project News

Leadership Highlights - October 2012, by Alice Grevet


Adding Interceptor Filters via Annotation in Joomla!, by Paul de Raaij
20 Suggestions for Better Style and Script Designing in Joomla! Extensions (Part 1), by Soheil Novinfard


Simple Performance Guide, by Ofer Cohen

Business Matters

The Keys to Selling Event Sponsorships, by Luke Summerfield


Adding Cool Stuff to Search Results through Semantic HTML and other Tweaks, by Ruth Cheesley
Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS. Part 4, by Denys Nosov
Part 1 - Review 9 Free Web Hosting Services to Make Your Joomla! Site LIVE, by Tuan Bui
Google Panda & Penguin - How to Identify Problems and Recover Rankings, by Ruth Cheesley

Did you know...?

Joomla Forum User Webdongle reaches 20,000 Posts, by Kenneth Crowder

Book Reviews

Free Book "Joomla! 3 in 10 easy steps", by Hagen Graf


Using a Joomla Template Framework to Design your Site, by Scott Greenwald

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code: the Future of the Languages Installer Tool, by Javier Gomez

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for October, by Dianne Henning

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! 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.


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