For quite some time, the community has clamored for ACL. The drumbeat of demands swelled to a feverish, percussive pitch that has finally exploded in a resounding cry: LET THERE BE ACL!

Newly available in the Joomla! shop is a limited-edition t-shirt that celebrates the inclusion of Access Control Levels in the upcoming Joomla! 1.6 release. Perhaps the most asked-for addition to Joomla! since the project's inception, ACL has finally arrived and it's time to strut the good news!

With the Joomla! logo and a key code line running down the front of the shirt, and the back of the shirt trumpeting the delivery of ACL, this is a garment that proclaims ACL's arrival in all its glory. Only 500 of this very special shirt exist, so take advantage of the opportunity to mark this important moment in Joomla! history.

On sale now in the Joomla! shop is your chance to not only celebrate the highlight of 1.6, but to support all the hard work that has gone into the new release. Here, here!

Mens' Shirts are HERE

Ladies' Shirts are HERE

Joomla!The new Joomla! demo site ( correction: will be up and running today [is now up and running}! The site leverages a cloud-based solution to give each user a separate installation of the Joomla! CMS for 30 days.

The new demo site allows users to maintain the integrity of their content, and continue to build and learn over an extended trial period. Each demo site user will get a free, complete, dedicated installation of the Joomla! CMS. Users sign up, verify their email, and start building with complete customization capabilities. After 30 days, a user can easily migrate the site to another host or sign up with for an ongoing account.

The previous demo site attracted 3,000 to 6,000 new visitors per day, with close to 800 per day logging in to evaluate Joomla! using a version that was modified to work in a shared environment. The new site, created in partnership with, has all the standard features of Joomla! and gives each user a completely dedicated space to experience Joomla! without having content lost or overwritten. They can install extensions, add users and experience the full power of the Joomla! CMS.

The Joomla! Demo Site uses’s custom cloud environment. Designed with the latest cloud technology, uses an object-based, distributed file system called Lustre (SAN), Nginx Load Balancers, and Apache web servers. The setup was custom built for the Joomla! CMS with a custom control panel built to measure each site's usage on the clusters. The infrastructure gives users the ability to scale a Joomla! build without touching a server. To date, has built one of the largest shared clustered environments for the Joomla! CMS. Its technology has the ability to scale to thousands of nodes with petabytes (equivalent to 1 million GB) of storage capacity without compromising speed, security, or availability.

Demo site users have the option to continue to be hosted at at the end of the 30 day period. The Joomla! Project will receive a percentage of the fees paid by demo site users who stay with

Joomla 1.5.17 ReleasedThe Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.17 [Wojmamni ama woobusani]. This is a priority release to correct two issues in version 1.5.16. Although there are no security issues fixed in this release, we consider it a security release because a security-related bug has been fixed and because many sites may be upgraded directly from 1.5.15 to 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 1.5.17 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.5.17 (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.


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