The Joomla! Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6.3. This is a not security release. This release corrects three issues caused by changes in version 1.6.2. 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 1.6.3 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.6.3 (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.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 1.6.3 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.


  • No security issues were fixed in this release.

Issues Fixed

Administration Can't insert image for menu item 25650
Components *Redirect not now fully editable 25661
Installation Updates sites never re-enabled after being disabled 25688
Javascript Mootools no longer loaded in backend 25657

Statistics for the 1.6.3 release period:

  • Joomla 1.6.3 contains:
    • 4 tracker issues fixed in SVN
    • No security issues fixed

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the 1.6 Bug Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Andrea Tarr, Andrew Eddie, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Harald Leithner, Ian MacLennan, Jacob Waisner, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Jeremy Wilken, Marc STUDER, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels Braczek, Nikolai Plath, Ole Bang Ottosen, Omar Ramos, Pete Nurse, Peter Chovancak, Piotr Mocko, Radek Suski, Reinhard Hiebl, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Zachary Draper.

Bug Squad Leadership: Andrew Eddie, Ian MacLennan, and Mark Dexter Coordinators; Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Marijke Stuivenberg, Matt Thomas, and Omar Ramos, Team Leaders.

Joomla! Security Swat Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Swat Team for fixing all reported security issues with this release. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Andrew Eddie, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Ian MacLennan, Jason Kendall, Louis Landry, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Omar Ramos, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.