The Joomla! 1.5 Demo Web Site is now available online. Using the demo site, you can take a closer look at the new Joomla! 1.5 features and changes.

The demo site content is refreshed every 30 minutes. There are security precautions in effect to protect the privacy of other site users and to better ensure site stability. To test drive the demo site, you need to register and activate your account by clicking the link in the activation email. All user accounts are given Super Administrator access and can perform all functions except those that could be abused. Each demo user account remains active for one month.

Feel free to use our new resource and to share it with others interested in exploring Joomla!'s capabilities!

Learn more about Joomla! 1.5

If you want to learn more about Joomla!, the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla! contains a wealth of information for new users. Here are some additional resources for those just getting started:

Joomla! 1.5 Features


The Joomla! Core Features Guide, written by James Ramsay, is another good way to review basic functionality.

Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start


The Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start Guide, written by Kevin Hayne, and the series of accompanying videos developed by Michael Casha, are excellent step-by-step learning tools. These tools take you through building a Joomla! Web site for a fictitious landscaping company, from download and installation to configuration and template customization. They're a fun and easy way to master Joomla! quickly.

Questions or Problems

Please report any problems with the demo Web site in the Sites & Infrastructure forum. If you have questions about using Joomla! 1.5, please post in the Joomla! 1.5 forum. Have fun with Joomla!

Special Thanks

A special thanks goes out to our own Levis Bisson for working to get the new demo site up and going.

ZIP Packages 



GZIP packages

  • Joomla_1.0.15-Stable-Full_Package.tar.gz
  • Joomla_1.0.12_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.gz

  • Joomla_1.0.13_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.gz

  • Joomla_1.0.14_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.gz

BZIP2 packages

  • Joomla_1.0.15-Stable-Full_Package.tar.bz2
  • Joomla_1.0.12_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.bz2
  • Joomla_1.0.13_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.bz2

  • Joomla_1.0.14_to_1.0.15-Stable-Patch_Package.tar.bz2
Security Release

The Joomla! Project now announces the immediate release of Joomla! 1.0.15 [Daytime]. This release addresses a security vulnerability and it is recommended that you upgrade immediately. Begin by testing on a backup copy of your site. Once you have verified that your site works as expected, backup your live site and upgrade as soon as possible.


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