Joomla! 2.5.6 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.6. This release fixes several high-priority problems with version 2.5.5. 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. If you are using the one click method, it has now moved under Components/Joomla Update.


New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.6 (Full package)

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.6 (Update package)

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.


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

Statistics for the 2.5.6 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.6 contains:
    • 12 tracker issues fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

28554 Mark JXMLElement as deprecated and don't use it in type hinting Platform
28650 Use legacy aliases for the MVC in the site Components
28684 JApplication::registerEvent() is not static anymore causing a fatal error Platform
28685 Edit article Button missing after upgrade to teh latest version 2.5.5 from 2.5.4 Administration
28689 FinderController duplicate lines Components
28694 Delete toolbar broken in com_media in 2.5.5 Components
28695 Lang string missing Languages
28698 Fatal error updating with Extension manager > Install None
28700 Fix a potentially fatal issue in JXMLElement Platform
28702 404 Hits of com_redirect fails after Manual update Administration
28703 JUser class is missing the public vars for the 2 new columns lastResetTime and resetCount None
28704 Menu type aliases causing fatal php error Modules

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.