Joomla! 3.0

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.1. This is a security release. This release also fixes several high-priority problems with version 3.0.0.

Security ReleaseIMPORTANT NOTE FOR 3.0.0 SITES: If you plan to update a site from 3.0.0 to 3.0.1, you need to install the Joomla 3.0.0 Hot Patch before doing the update to Joomla 3.0.1. See the Hot Patch Instructions for more information. This is NOT required for updating from version 2.5.x.  If you require the FTP layer you will need to manually FTP the update. Also, please note that version 3.0 users need to make sure the Update server is set to "Short Term Support" in the Joomla! Update component. Otherwise, no 3.0.x updates will show.

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 Network.


New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.1 (Full package) »

Hot Patch (required for update from 3.0.0): Click here to download Joomla 3.0.0 Hot Patch »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.0 to 3.0.1 (Update package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.1 (for updates from Joomla 2.5)  (Update package) »

Note: Please read the special update instructions before updating. Updating from 3.0.0 requires that you apply the hot patch first.


Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBoxDocumentation is available for beginners.

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 3.0.1 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.0.1 release period

  • Joomla 3.0.1 contains:
    • 1 security issue fixed
    • 1 new feature
    • 47 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

New Feature

  • 29445Allow different update packages for different version dev levels

    Until now, for both core auto updates and extension updates, update packages have been controlled by the 2-digit version number (e.g., 2.5, 3.0). It is not possible,for example, to have users of version 3.0.0 install a different update package than users of 3.0.1. This means the update packages are larger than they need to be. This feature allows for checking all three elements of a version number.

Tracker Issues Fixed

25663 "Can't build admin menu item" error while (re)installing component Administration
29419 *Missing client field (and other fields) when creating a new banner Administration
29426 *Missing list limit in Extensions Manager => Manage and Install Languages Administration
29367 *Filtering by category does not work for Featured articles Administration
29307 getComponentsWithConfig does not work for custom components Administration
29387 unpublish button don't work Administration
29006 *J3.0 alpha 2.0 : Fieldset not working for plugin extension Administration
29268 Language dropdown too small in backend login using IE8 Authentication and Login
29399 Clean up code style Code Quality
28849 Publishing date instead of creation date in com_content/category/view.feed.php Components
28297 com_banners: BannersModelClients SQL error (group by banner id) Components
29358 A sinjgle contact does not send email and return 500 system error Components
29369 Updated sample data for SQL Azure database Database
29403 *Missing required="true" in front-end login form Front End
29343 Remove installation folder' button not always working Installation
29421 Auto update doesn't work in version 3.0.0 Installation
29323 Problems in update from 2.5 to 3.0 Installation
29429 Can't install Joomla update as an extension Installation
29385 Joomla 3.0 stable package has wrong file permissions Installation
29383 Language String TPL_HATHOR_COLOUR_CHOICE_BLUE Missing Languages
29380 Override Language String Created Cannot be Deleted Languages
29374 Languages Cannot be Installed Using Install Languages Languages
29408 images upload to the wrong folder in image manager Media Manager
29344 Javascript Error with JHTML tabs Platform
29431 Prostar Template not honouring module Title Hide. Templates
29211 Isis: Jumping table rows on mouseover Templates
29336 *Protostar page navigation does not work Templates
29414 Isis template showing User Name is not a good idea Templates
29410 Beez3 template_Details.xml needs a rework and beez3 itselfs needs additional files Templates
29407 *Isis wong implementation of the color parameter Templates
29393 beez3 CLOSE INFO Templates
29390 Components Title Truncated to 40 Bytes in ISIS Templates
29325 *article manager options - User Interface
29443 *Normalising isis UI part1 administrator folder User Interface
29414 Isis template showing User Name is not a good idea.  Templates
29387 unpublish button don't work.  Administration
29446 One character too much in JFeedPerson  CMS Libraries
29262 Wrong file name in garbagecoro cli app  Administration
29394 beez3 -- single contact.  Templates
29449 *Normalising isis UI part2 components, modules, plugins  Templates
29447 Broken installation with PostgreSQL.  Installation
29464 Untranslated string COM_INSTALLER_INSTALL_FTP  Languages
29452 beez3: change meta tag name from apple-touch-fullscreen to apple-mobile-web-app-capable. Templates 
29451 beez3: element closed before opened.  Templates
29454 multi level menus not support RTL languages well.  RTL
29074   Back-end: Unable to save FTP Settings - Catchable fatal error  Platform
29468 Additional places where null should be changed to array(). Platform

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 the past three months include: Aaron Wood, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Neil McNulty, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter Wiseman, rachmat wakjaer, Radek Suski, rob clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Troy Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator.

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.

How can you help Joomla development?

The great news is you don’t have to be a developer to help build Joomla. The Joomla Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process.