The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.5. 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 2.5.5 (Full package) »
Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.5 (Update package) »
Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.
Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.
Check the Joomla 2.5.5 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.
Statistics for the 2.5.5 release period
- Joomla 2.5.5 contains:
- 11 new features added
- 2 Security issues fixed
- 113 tracker issues fixed
New Features Added
The following new features have been added, with links to the Feature tracker issue.
- Add abiltiy to copy a template (Mark Dexter)
- Implementation of Terms of Service (Peter Osipof, Jean-Marie Simonet)
- Option to disable the ability to change the Username in Profile (Leo Lammerink, Jean-Marie Simonet)
- Set the CSS class for JForm field label (Viet Vu)
- Add counter to redirect component (Ronald Pijpers)
- Add feature readmore in feed items. Also bugfix for fulltext in feed items.(Jurian Even, Jean-Marie Simonet)
- Media formfield: show preview (Benjamin Piek, Jean-Marie Simonet)
- Add the ability to limit the number of password resets within a time period (Mark Dexter, Sudhi Seshachala)
- Improve user feedback during automatic version update (Mark Dexter, Ofer Cohen, Jean-Marie Simonet)
- Add buttons in each menu selection tab in the module admin manager. (Mathieu Cattin)
- Multi-File Upload (Elijah Madden)
See Jean-Marie Simonet's blog for more information about these features.
Security Issues Fixed
- Medium High Priority - Core - Privilege Escalation. More information »
- Low Priority - Core - Information Disclosure. More information »
Tracker 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 Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.
Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: A Firoozmandan, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Ernest E Vogelsinger, Harald Leithner, Herve Boinnard, Holger Brandt, Jacob Waisner, Jean-Claude Richard, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Juan Antonio Ruzafa, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick A., Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Prasit Gebsaap, Rachmat Wakjaer, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Rob Joyce, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Sudhi Seshachala, Troy Hall, Viet Vu.
Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator; Elin Waring and Marijke Stuivenberg, Team Leaders.
Joomla! Security Strike Team
A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.