Joomla Community Magazine | August 2015

The August 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:
Editors Introduction
A Decade of Joomla!, by Alice Grevet
The Joomla project is turning 10 in the coming days and weeks. It is the conviction, hard work, lov…

Joomla! 3.4.3 Released

Joomla 3.4.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release for the Joomla 3 series. We strongly encourage you update your sites.
Version 3.4.3 addresses a few issues:

The renaming of the ClassLoader.php file to classloader.php caused issues which i…

Joomla and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, – March 30th, 2015 Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. The partnership will enable Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers, while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. For Glip, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations. This is the first step in Glip’s commitment to serving the Joomla community.

“We chose to work with Glip because of the breadth and depth of the offering,” said Tessa Mero, board member for Open Source Matters, Inc. “Glip’s group business chat is world class, and it includes many of the features we need to be more productive, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and task management. We can also easily integrate with other cloud point solutions, making Glip our communication hub for everything we do.”

As part of the partnership, Joomla leadership, working groups and volunteers will be using Glip to collaborate in a variety of ways, from scheduling meetings to tracking action items, to sharing and annotating text files and images, all standard features in Glip’s offering.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Joomla to serve their collaboration needs,” said Peter Pezaris, CEO of Glip. “We intend to serve and support the Joomla community with more features and upcoming integrations, making Glip the best business messaging solution for those who manage their content on Joomla. Today marks the beginning of a long term partnership.”

Joomla users can visit glip.com/joomla for more details on the benefits of using Glip and special offers celebrating our partnership.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony.

The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About Glip

Glip, Inc. is the developer of Glip, the business messaging app used by thousands of companies to plan, share and organize work. The result of more than 20 years of research and development in the area of real-time communication, Glip integrates video chat and proprietary productivity tools with secure instant messaging to deliver a fully searchable communications experience for teams.

In addition to built-in task management, file sharing with automatic version control, and shared calendar, Glip offers a growing list of industry leading integrations, to save teams time and providing context for faster, better decisions.

Glip is designed to support teams of all sizes and flexible for working with large amounts of raw data in fast-paced environments. Be it application development teams, marketing teams or teams spread across continents, Glip is the conversation platform that improves business while organizing it all for you.

Joomla Editorial Contact:
Parth Lawate
+91 9823017318
parth.lawate@community.joomla.org

Glip Contact:
Claudio Pinkus
+1 310 2547250
Claudio@glip.com

Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta and Helvecio Da Silva
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.1. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses issues introduced i…

Joomla! 3.4 is Here

Image Credit: Chiara
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.0 latest releases of the 3.x release series.
What’s in 3.4?
The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as impro…

Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the la…

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3 Released

Joomla! 3.4 is almost ready!

We have revised the launch timeline slightly to ensure we can get everything up to the quality levels we all would like, and to ensure thorough testing on as many environments as possible.

The schedule is now as follows:

  • 10 February – Beta 3
  • 17 February – Release Candidate (RC)
  • 24 February – 3.4 Release

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major rele…

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major rele…

Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, – January 20, 2015Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), announced today the launch of its new service: Joomla.com. Users can now create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. The project is run in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company, who has built the server infrastructure that will accommodate the free Joomla sites.

By providing an option to have a free hosted website for unlimited time, Joomla aims to become even more popular and to substantially increase its user base. The target users of the new service are people, who are currently choosing free hosted options with other website building solutions. The new service not only removes the hosting cost of setting up a Joomla website, but also makes it easier to get started. Launching a Joomla.com website takes just a few clicks.

The President of Open Source Matters Inc. Sarah Watz says: “I’m very excited because the new service at joomla.com makes Joomla! CMS a more accessible option than ever.

Joomla.com service provides all the basic standard publishing features of Joomla! CMS but has a limited expandability. It includes a nice set of pre-selected templates and several very useful pre-installed extensions like Google analytics, Google maps integration, Disqus powered comments and social media sharing options. The service may not be the proper solution for users who would like to create an advanced website with their custom code and their own choice of templates and extensions from the very beginning. However, websites started at Joomla.com can easily be developed later into full-fledged self-hosted Joomla projects without any limitations on extendibility.

According to Sarah Watz, the President of Open Source Matters Inc., the main reasons to use joomla.com instead of a self-hosted Joomla CMS are:

  • Hosting of the website is FREE.
  • Free site name at the joomla.com subdomain (ex: mywebsite.joomla.com).
  • Comes pre-installed with additional extensions, templates, and all available languages.
  • Automatic updates.

You can see a more detailed comparison between the two options at: http://tutorials.joomla.com/basics/16-joomla-com-vs-joomla-org

Some of the other great benefits of the new hosted free website service by Joomla are:

  • No Advertising.
  • The Joomla backend is translated in more than 50 different languages making Joomla.com a great opportunity for people all around the world to start their online presence easily and freely.
  • Easy to upgrade to a fully hosted service with custom domain.
  • Can be moved at anytime to any hosting service.
  • Joomla is one of the most popular open source CMS platforms used by millions of people around the world for almost 10 years and Joomla.com users can take full advantage of the already collected knowledge and the existing big and helpful community.

Joomla.com server infrastructure is built and will be supported by SiteGround web hosting company. The hosting partner of the project was chosen by Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) among several candidates through a public RFP. Joomla.com users, who at any point decide to go self-hosted, will be free to move their website to any hosting company of their choice. However, if they choose to use a paid shared hosting plan by SiteGround for such a move, a substantial part of their hosting fees will be contributed directly back to the Joomla project.

We are very proud to be a partner with Joomla in this project. It has been a great way for us to contribute back to the community with what we are best at: our web hosting expertise!” says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing Manager of SiteGround.com.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. It has developed multiple security, speed and management optimizations for its customers who use Joomla. SiteGround has also been actively involved with the Joomla community by sponsoring, attending and/or lecturing at more than 40 Joomla events during the last three years. SiteGround is currently the official hosting partner of Joomla! for its demo service and its new free hosting service.

Editorial Contact:

Sarah Watz
+46708755115
sarah.watz@opensourcematters.org

Joomla Community Magazine | December 2014

JCM December 2014

The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Focusing on Joomla!

Feature Stories

Joomla! Selling the Solution, NOT the CMS!
A Fond Farewell to Joomla! 2.5
Let the World Hear Your Voice!
What do Italy and Mexico Have in Common?
Joomlers on the New Joomla! Volunteers Portal
Interview with Michael Babker

Administrators

How to Install an SMTP Server in Joomla!
Why Migrate? And Then…How?

Events

One Joomler’s World Conference 2014 Experience
Happy As a Joomler, On a Beautiful Trip…
Upcoming Joomla! Events – December 2014
Latin Power in Joomla! World Conference 2014
CMS-Garden 2014 – It’s growing!
Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!

Project News

Leadership Highlights December 2014
Taking over the Joomla! Bug Squad Lead

Developers

Adding Fields to com_content The Smart Way

International Stories

Français

Un chaleureux adieu à Joomla! 2.5
Pourquoi migrer ? Et… comment ?
Un frenchie au Mexique
Comment renforcer le mot de passe d’administrateur de votre site…
Heureux qui, comme un Joomler, fait un beau voyage…
Comment Penguin 3.0 affecte vos sites Joomla!

Portuguese (Brazil)

Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!
Joomla Day Brasília movimenta a universidade

Russian

Зачем мигрировать? А затем … как?
Как укрепить пароль супер администратора Вашего веб-сайта…
Применение основанного на ролях ACL…
Докaзательство основанного на ролях ACL…
Инвестирование в HTTPS важно для чистоты Вашего веб-сайта

Spanish

Checklist antes de entregar tu sitio
Nuevo Virtuemart para Joomla! 3
Joomla! y Multisitios
Fuerza Latina durante la JWC14
Creando una plantilla frontend desde cero
Uso de imágenes para mantener el formato blog en Joomla! 3

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla! 2.5.28 Released

Image credit: Helvecio
The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.28. This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and is the final scheduled release of the series. Support for Joomla! 2.5 is sch…

Joomla Community Magazine | November 2014

JCM November 2014

The November issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Wheels Up #JWC14!

Feature Stories

There is Never Enough Time – The Volunteer Paradox
Connecting Billions, Inspired by Millions

Events

How to Organize a Joomla! User Group Meeting
Two Joomla! Code Sprints: Madrid and Montabaur
Upcoming Joomla! Events for November and December 2014

Google Summer of Code

Summary for Date Package, Part 2

Developers

Exploring Joomla!: Some Tips and Tricks
Outside the Box: Joomla! at php[world] Conference

Administrators

How Penguin 3.0 Affected Joomla! Sites (and Your Next Steps)
How to Strengthen your Joomla! Administrator Password

International Stories

Français

Retours du Pizza, Bugs and Fun Pro 2014 francophone

Envie de tester Joomla! ?

Joomla! à la Conférence Mondiale PHP

Un tout nouveau Répertoire de Ressources Joomla!

Allez plus loin pour vous donner plus de simplicité !

Investir dans le HTTPS est crucial pour l’intégrité de votre site…

Portuguese (Brazil)

Fora da Caixa: Joomla! na PHP Worldconference

Spanish

Llegamos a la JWC como el mejor CMS PHP

Creación de una plantilla desde cero

Cambiando Joomla! de un servidor a otro

Transformando el módulo “últimos artículos” en un calendario…

Copia de seguridad y restauración con Akeeba Backup

Layouts, una alternativa de override

JoomlaDay™ Málaga

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla Community Magazine | October 2014

JCM October 2014

The October issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Joomla! World Conference 2014, Get Your Tickets Now!

Feature Stories

Interview with Brian Teeman
A New and Improved Joomla! Resources Directory
A Dream, Which we Dream Together, is Reality

Events

Upcoming Joomla Events October/November 2014

Project News

Leadership Highlights October 2014
A Thank You to OSM & the Joomla Community from CloudAccess.net
A Thank You to CloudAccess.net

Administrators

Investing in HTTPS is Crucial to Your Joomla Site’s Integrity

International Stories

Catalan

Open Source Matters tria nova presidenta, Sarah Watz…
Actualitzar Joomla! de la versió 2.5 a la 3.x

Français

Retour sur le JoomlaDay™ Bénin 2014
La création d’un article avec Joomla! n’a jamais été aussi facile !
Joomla! World Conference 2014, achetez vos billets maintenant !
Joomla! pour mon entreprise (partie 1)
Revenons aux fondamentaux : la puissance du collaboratif
Annonce de la création du Update Working Group
Joomla! annonce un nouveau site de démo et une option…

German

Der neue Joomla! Release Zyklus

Spanish

Premios y reconocimientos del CMS Joomla!
ACL en Joomla!
Desenredando Warp 7 y UIKIT
Un Nuevo Directorio de Recursos
Joomla! en La Rioja

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla! 3.3.6 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

Security ReleaseImage credit: JoomlArt

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.3.6. This is a maintenance release addressing issues with yesterday’s 3.3.5 release. This release addresses an issue related to the core update component, one regression in the user password reset process, and adds a fallback upgrade mechanism for the update component. This release is considered a security release since it includes two resolved security issues associated with 3.3.5. A 3.2.7 release is also available for users who are still using Joomla! 3.2 which addresses the security issues and the upgrade component bug.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.6 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.6 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.7 before being presented the 3.3.6 update.

Special Download Instructions

Because of the issue with the update component, users who are running 3.2.6 or 3.3.5 will be unable to update to the next release using Joomla’s update component. These users will be required to update their Joomla! installation via the Extension Manager. Instructions for updating via the Extension Manager can be found on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki. Users who are running Joomla! 3.3.0 through 3.3.4 and 3.2.5 or earlier will be able to update using the update component. The Joomla! Documentation wiki contains full instructions on how to update your site.

Joomla! 2.5.27 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.27. This is a maintenance release addressing issues with yesterday’s 2.5.26 release. This release addresses an issue related to the core update component. This release is considered a security release since it includes two resolved security issues associated with 2.5.26.

Special Download Instructions

Because of the issue with the update component, users who are running 2.5.26 will be unable to update to 2.5.27 using Joomla’s update component. These users will be required to update their Joomla! installation via the Extension Manager. Instructions for updating via the Extension Manager can be found on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki. Users who are running Joomla! 2.5.25 or earlier will be able to update using the update component. The Joomla! Documentation Wiki contains full instructions on how to update your site.

2.5 End of Life Update

As previously noted, the 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.28 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.

Download

New Installations: Download Joomla 2.5.27 (Full package) »

Update Package: Download Joomla 2.5.27 (Update packages) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.27 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.27 release period

  • 4 tracker issues fixed

See the Joomla! 2.5.26 Milestone on GitHub for details of the items fixed.

Security Issues Fixed

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

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! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Nick Savov, our Bug Squad coordinator.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the community members who were active in the testing and resolution of the issues addressed in this release:

Constantin Romankiewicz, Dmitry Rekun, Jean-Marie Simonet, Johannes S-F, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Paulos Matos, Tobias Zulauf.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you 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! Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Nick Savov, 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, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla! 3.3.5 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

Security ReleaseThe Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.5. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses two security issues in addition to several regressions introduced in the 3.3.4 release. A 3.2.6 release is also available for users who are still using Joomla! 3.2 which addresses the security issues.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.4 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.5 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.6 before being presented the 3.3.5 update.

Joomla! 2.5.26 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.26. This is a security release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and addresses two security issues.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

2.5 End of Life Update

As previously noted, the 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.27 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.26 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.26 (Update packages) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.26 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.26 release period

  • 4 tracker issues fixed

See the Joomla! 2.5.26 Milestone on GitHub for details of the items fixed.

Security Issues Fixed

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

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! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Nick Savov, our Bug Squad coordinator.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the community members who were active in the testing and resolution of the issues addressed in this release:

Constantin Romankiewicz, Dmitry Rekun, Jean-Marie Simonet, Johannes S-F, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Paulos Matos, Tobias Zulauf.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you 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! Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Nick Savov, 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, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla! 3.3.4 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

Security ReleaseThe Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.4. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses two security issues. A 3.2.5 release is also available for users who are still using Joomla! 3.2 which addresses these security issues.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.4 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.4 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.5 before being presented the 3.3.4 update.

Joomla! 2.5.25 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.25. This is a security release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and addresses one moderate level security issue.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

2.5 End of Life Update

As previously noted, the 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.26 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.25 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.25 (Update packages) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.25 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.25 release period

Due to the shift from JoomlaCode to the Joomla! Issue Tracker as our issue tracking platform, a consolidated list of tracker issues is not available for this release unfortunately. The consolidated code diff can be found at https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/compare/2.5.24…2.5.25 which includes links to most of the tracker items fixed during this release cycle.

Security Issues Fixed

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

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! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Nick Savov, our Bug Squad coordinator.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

Achal Aggarwal, Alex B., Alexander Meier, Andrea Tosti, Arlen Walker, Artur Stępień, Axel Rank, Beat, Ben Griffin, Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christopher Valmas, Damien Barrere, David Hurley, Demis Palma, Dennis Hermatski, Dmitry Rekun, Elijah Madden, Eric Fernance, Fedik Zinchuk, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hannes Papenberg, Hayden Young, Hervé Boinnard, Jan Pavelka, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jefersson Nathan, Johannes S-F, Jonny Roger, Julien Vonthron, Lao Neo, Leo Lammerink, Mark Seymour, Marko Đedović, Massimiliano Valentini, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Michael Dunkle, Miguel Angel, Nadeeshaan Gunasinghe, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Niels van der Veer, Oskar Signell, Peter Lose, Peter van Westen, Piotr Moćko, Rafael Berlanda, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergey Litvinov, Steve Bink, Tanase ButcaruThomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel, Volkmar Schlothauer, Webmaster LPO, Xavier Pallicer.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you 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! Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Nick Savov, 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, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.