Joomla! Community Magazine

The July installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Here are the stories in this issue:

Editor's Introduction

Happy first birthday, Joomla! Community Magazine!, by Paul Orwig

Feature Stories

Joomla! 1.7 - Division or Fission?, by Hagen Graf
Outsider's View of Joomla!, by Chad Windnagle

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 1.7 Beta 1 for download. This is the first release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January 2011.

What is this release for?

There are several goals for this release:

  1. To allow advance testing of sites and custom extensions so that site administrators and developers can report any problems before the final release.
  2. To raise awareness that the end of the current development cycle is fast approaching.
  3. To allow testing of the upgrade from version 1.6.4 to 1.7.0.

Click here to download.

What is this release NOT for?

This beta version of Joomla 1.7 is not suitable for production sites. It should be used for testing only.

The Joomla! Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.6.4. This is a security release. This release corrects four security issues and fixes an issue relating to version upgrades.

Note that version 1.7.0 is scheduled to be released on 19 July 2011. Users planning to upgrade from version 1.6 to 1.7 will need to be running version 1.6.4 in order to upgrade to version 1.7.0.

Important Note: A security fix was made for the Category List layouts for articles, contacts, newsfeeds, and weblinks as well as the Featured Contact list. If you have created a template override for one of these layouts based on the core layout, your file could contain this security issue. Please see the release FAQ for more information.

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.


Click here to download Joomla 1.6.4 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.6.4 (Upgrade packages) »


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.


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