General Status

Download 1.6

Download 1.6

As of 10 January 2011, Joomla! version 1.6.0 is available. This is a production version of Joomla.

  1. Joomla 1.6.0

Nightly build

The most up-to-date version of the source code can be found in the Subversion repository at:


Joomla 1.6 is the next generation of Joomla, the most popular Open Source Content Management System in the world.  This page tells you about the status of development and where you can download files.

The broad goals of Joomla 1.6 are to:

  • implement an expanded access control system;
  • implement a nested categories solution;
  • and standardise the way extensions are built using the MVC framework.

To achieve those things there is a lot of other ancillary work to be done, but those are the highlights of this new version.

Version 1.6 Beta Release Schedule

  • Beta1 released 17 May 2010
  • Beta2 released 31 May 2010
  • Beta3 released 14 June 2010
  • Beta4 released 28 June 2010
  • Beta5 released 12 July 2010
  • Beta6 released 26 July 2010
  • Beta7 released 9 August 2010
  • Beta8 released 23 August 2010
  • Beta9 released 6 September 2010
  • Beta10 released 20 September 2010
  • Beta11 released 04 October 2010
  • Beta12 released 18 October 2010
  • Beta13 released 1 November 2010
  • Beta14 released 15 November 2010
  • Beta15 released 29 November 2010
  • RC1 released 13 December 2010
  • Version 1.6.0 released 10 January 2011

Community Discussions and Assistance

If you would like to discuss Joomla 1.6 at the development level (either you would like to help, or you are a developer wanting to know more about 1.6), then join us at the Joomla CMS Development List.

Bugs can be raised on the Joomla 1.6 Issue Tracker.

If you have a good working knowledge of Joomla 1.5 and have a few (or more) hours to give, we would love your help. Please take a look at the latest technical update which includes some tasks that people in the community can pick up:

Redirect, Plugins Manager and General Update

The community is also invited to help on items on the development mailing list with "Patchwork" in the title.