Joomla! 2.5.7 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.7. 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 2.5.7 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.7 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

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

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

JCM September 2012

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

Editor's Introduction

Back to Life…, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

All Together Now: The Process and People Behind Joomla! 3.0, by Bernie Bernstein
Joomla! 3.0 - JUX Doing It, by Alice Grevet
A Spy in the Camp, by Brian Teeman
Why You Should be Paying Attention to Google+, by Ruth Cheesley
The Tale of a South African Joomla! Enthusiast, by Mark Atkinson
A Visit to Bootstrap Headquarters, by Alice Grevet
You Decide: Educational or Advertisement, by Luke Summerfield

Events

JoomlaDAy Events in September 2012, by Jacques Rentzke
Joomla! World Conference 2012, by Jon Neubauer

Developers

The Update Notification System for EXtensions, by Nicola Galgano

Administrators

Implementing Role-Based ACL, by Randy Carey

Sitebuilders

Part 1 - Review 9 Free Web Hosting Services to Make Your Joomla! Site LIVE, by Tuan Bui

Project News

Leadership Highlights - September 2012, by Alice Grevet
Developers: Joomla! 3 Update, by Nick Savov 

Business Matters

Don't Get Fired! 6 Common Reasons Client Relationships Go Bad, by Gabe Wahhab
Amazing Takeaways for Joomla Users from Inbound 2012, by Luke Summerfield
Selling Joomla, by Justin Kerr

Help Wanted

The Joomla! Project Wants You - September 2012, by Paul Orwig
Volunteers needed for the Trademark Team, by Jacques Rentzke
Help Wanted: Community Development Manager, by Mark Dexter

Google Summer of Code

A Library to Compress & Combine Javascript & CSS Files, by Kavith Thiranga Lokuhewage
GSoC Conclusion, by Aaron Schmitz
Petri Net API, by Florian Voutzinos

Joomla! Books

Free Book "Going Mobile with Joomla!", by Hagen Graf

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for September, 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!

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.0 Beta1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.0 scheduled for release on September 27, 2012.

Joomla 3 will be the next major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.0 the first short term support release in its life cycle. The beta release follows two alpha releases.

What is this release for?

This is a beta release and not for use on production sites.

Extension developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare extensions for the General Availability release of Joomla 3.0. Users are encouraged to test the package for issues and to report issues in the Joomla! issue tracker

Click here to download.

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 3.0 Alpha 2 for download. This alpha release is intended primarily for extension developers to test their extensions. More information is available on the Joomla Development Network.

augissueThe August issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editor's Introduction

Debating Migrating?, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Grab Six Chances to Become a Member of the Joomla Core Team!, by Tuan Bui
Inspiring Young People to Consider Open Source Technologies, by Ruth Cheesley

Project News

Leadership Highlights - August 2012, by Alice Grevet

Events

JoomlaDay Events in August 2012, by Jacques Rentzke
The Best Thing About a Summit..., by Paul Orwig
Joomla! at the Community Leadership Summit 2012, Javier Gomez

Administrators

Simple Security Guide, Part 2, by Ofer Cohen

Developers

Towards A More Testable Module, by Arlen Walker

Site builders

Teaching Joomla! to the Masses, by Matt Carnali
A Case for Role-Based ACL, by Randy Carey

Designers

Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Template from Scratch, by Hagen Graf

Business Matters

Don’t be that Company! Five Ethical Blunders Every Agency Needs to Avoid, by Gabe Wahhab
Lead Nurturing: The Secret Sauce for Conversions, by Luke Summerfield

GOOGLE SUMMER OF CODE

An Update from Joomla’s Google Summer of Code, by Chad Windnagle

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!

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