Joomla! 1.7.3 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.7.3. 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.

If you are upgrading your existing 1.7 site, you should be aware that the method of upgrading has changed since Joomla 1.5 so we recommend you look at the instructions.


Click here to download Joomla 1.7.3 (Full package) »

Click here to download Joomla 1.7.3 (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 1.7.3 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.


Features Added

Issues Fixed

Administration Save as copy template style 26608
Administration PHP Error Reporting Level cannot be set to "None";. 26724
Administration view metadata.xml isn't considered for parameters 26910
Administration Hathor missing notice images in rtl & some colors 26913
Administration Bluestork tabs fix when more than one row of tabs 26937
Administration Can't mass mail to SA group 26959
Administration Missing menu ordering in edit 26980
Administration *Patch #26980 breaks menu item saving 27129
Authentication and Login User login problem with redirect 26329
Code Style Code fixes for end of line inconsistencies 26640
Code Style Remove batch process code from com_contact 26903
Code Style Make sure there is a blank line at the end of every PHP file 27075
Code Style Use elseif instead of else if 27090
Code Style Use lowercase token 27115
Components When Default-menuitem set to registerd homepage is 404 25782
Components page break broke when 'Table of Contents' set to Hide 26226
Components Please reopen bug 23915 (trashed Items showing up in frontend) 26600
Components xreference in 1.6+ is inconsistent with 1.5 26830
Components Small regression rev. 22054 skipping translation in <description> + BC 1.6.x issue 26972
Components Weblinks entries do not delete correctly and display in the weblinks view 26993
Components Show or hide the menu title does not exist for the type of menu alias 27010
Components The Table in the Category List Layout Could Sort ONLY by Created Date Irrespective of What is Select 27018
Components *Needed plural for a massmail message 27070
Database JDatabasequery work in com_users front end 26896
Database JDatabasequery work in com_plugins 26897
Database JDatabasequery work in com_newsfeeds 26898
Database JDatabasequery work in com_redirect and com_search 26904
Database Apply the patch to fix the MySQL specific queries - com_installer 27038
Front End *Ordering when editing in front-end 26979
Installation Problem installing with another language than default 26872
Installation upgrade from 1.6.3 and 1.6.4 to 1.7.2 26927
Installation Update overwrite language override file 26994
Installation Remove unused title_alias column 27119
Languages Back-end language switching is working only when Default is selected 24664
Languages Tooltip partly matches the related options in Latest News module 24697
Languages Support Forum URL as language file option 25031
Languages No option to remove the default language from the URL and links 25037
Languages poor english grammar 26692
Languages Misplaced Bracket on Language Titles in Multilingual Sites Using RTL Language 26813
Languages Wrong English Grammar 26857
Languages *Implementing default offline message per language 26868
Languages *Unique alias & Unicode alias issue 26929
Languages *Multilanguage: adding custom Site Name per Content Language 26977
Languages Incongruous Language Implementation in Article List Header 26988
Languages Change Modified date to Modified Date for Consistency in en-GB.com_content.ini in the Front End 27019
Languages *Adding column language tag in Language Manager Installed languages 27029
Languages *Fatal Error in multilangstatus module when languagefilter plugin disabled 27108
Languages *Validation error in mod_languages 27128
Modules *Adding to the multilanguage status module a check for contacts assigned languages 26995
Modules *mod_articles_category missing option to sort by feature articles ordering system. 27007
Platform JHTML select.options with html entities 24973
Platform Problem with preg_quote in function utf8_ireplace 25199
Platform "Language string failed to load" showing up when sending an email 25565
Platform More strict php OOP 25728
Platform e_strict error prevents log into backend: incompatible JDate::setTimezone() 26054
Platform Editors have problems with quotes in content plugins syntax 26439
Platform Date Icon "string untranslated" 26491
Platform replacePrefix return a null string due to __call() function 26596
Platform Add language field to batch widget 26788
Platform manifest_cache entry not generated for file packages on install 26840
Platform JText do not recognize "" no-string 26885
Platform Merge some code style changes from platform 11.3 26911
Platform Merge some code style changes from platform 11.3 26912
Platform Merge some code style changes from platform 11.3 26914
Platform Component updates not working in Joomla! 1.7.0 and later 27023
Platform Merge more from the platform (images) 27127
Plugins Allow ability to upload file (eg: profile picture) through com_users profile 26940
Plugins System - Debug Not Allowed Any Groups to View when selected 27056
RTL header items in the administrator panel are not in the right order on RTL template 26427
RTL notices in RTL doesn't mirroring 26866
Sample Data Inconsistent data type for access level 26761
Sample Data Books module when installing without sample data 27072
Search Engine Friendly JRouterSite or JURI fails not sure if it's a bug 26150
Templates Some bluestork strings are no longer needed due to the commit of 25921 26853
Templates Remove Specific Author Information from Bluestork 26915
Templates Beez5 have image path link to beez_20 27061
User Interface *Adding tip to batch function 26907

Statistics for the 1.7.3 release period:

  • Joomla 1.7.3 contains:
    • 77 tracker issues fixed in SVN
    • 2 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 CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Eddie, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Ian Galpin, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Jan Pavelka, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jennifer Marriott, Jon Neubauer, Juan Antonio Ruzafa, Kevin Griffiths, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Moe Samji, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ole Bang Ottosen, Prasit Gebsaap, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Sudhi Seshachala, Troy Hall.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter Coordinator; Elin Waring, Marijke Stuivenberg, and Omar Ramos, Team Leaders.

Joomla! Security Strike 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, Jason Kendall, Louis Landry, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Omar Ramos, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.