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