Joomla! Framework 1.0 Released

Joomla! Framework

The Joomla! Project and Community is excited to announce the release of the Joomla Framework! The Joomla Framework is a major step forward in the evolution of the Joomla! Project. Taking advantage of years of experience in creating the Joomla! CMS and later the Joomla! Platform, the development team has extracted and refactored many of the essential functions necessary to create, manage and deploy a modern PHP web application and compiled them into a library of modular packages that can be easily mixed and matched with other PHP frameworks and packages using Composer for dependency management.

This step enables two major areas of growth for the Joomla! project:

First, it makes several packages, inspired by the demanding needs of the Joomla! CMS, available to the larger PHP developer community, paving the way to build new web applications and services. These packages are distributed via Packagist.org for use with Composer and can be combined with packages from other best-of-breed PHP frameworks such as Symfony, Zend, and Laravel. Web Applications built on a server with the Joomla! Framework will have the advantage of creating, managing and authenticating user accounts; retrieving, managing and displaying content retrieved from one or more databases; and taking advantage of many social media integration features. For example, the social media packages for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter are well executed. They have a common API that interacts with each of the services, and offers good coverage of each service’s program interface.

Second, it allows a future version of the Joomla! CMS to be built upon this Framework and thereby benefit from the broader base of PHP developers that adopt and can contribute back to the Framework, as well as the dependency management features of Composer. The Framework will bring new rapid development tools to CMS extension developers that will allow them to create and maintain more sustainable and robust extensions.

Together these areas of growth combine to increase the development velocity of the Joomla! project and facilitates project collaboration and growth for the Open Source community as a whole.

What does this mean for the typical user of the Joomla! CMS for their website? Not much at this moment as the Framework is a toolkit for software designers and developers. Downloading the Framework will do nothing to enhance your current Joomla! website. It is, however, a great promise of things to come for future versions of the Joomla! CMS.

A new era of rapid web application development is ahead and the many lightweight, modular and decoupled packages within the Joomla Framework positions the Joomla! Project to be an even more prominent leader in the larger community of Open Source PHP solution developers.

For more information about the Joomla! Framework, please visit http://framework.joomla.org.

Joomla Community Magazine | December 2013

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

Editors Introduction

JWC13: Signed, Sealed and Delivered, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp…, by Jon Neubauer
Dropping…

Joomla! 2.5.16 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.16.  2.5.16 addresses three critical issues reported after the release of 2.5.15 earlier today.  Aside from the links to the download packages, the text of the rest of this article is the same as that of today’s 2.5.15 release.

For users on 2.5.15 who are unable to update to 2.5.16 via the core update component, please download the patch package from http://joomlacode.org/gf/download/frsrelease/18859/91475/Joomla_2.5.15_to_2.5.16-Stable-Patch_Package.zip and install it via your Extension Manager to update.

This is a security release addressing three security issues. 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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.16 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.16 (Update package) »

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

Statistics for the 2.5.16 (including 2.5.15) release period

  • Joomla 2.5.16 (including 2.5.15) contains 3 security issues and 32 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-15-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

Security 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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

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, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

Joomla! 2.5.15 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.15. This is a security release addressing three security issues. 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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.15 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.15 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after ugprading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.15 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.15 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.15 contains 3 security issues and 32 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-15-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

Security 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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

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, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

Joomla! 3.2.0 Stable Released

The Joomla! Project and Community is excited and proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! CMS 3.2.0 Stable.

With literally dozens of new features including:

Content version control
Many user interface improvements
Easy multi-lingua…

Joomla Community Magazine | November 2013

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

Editors Introduction
Join us at #JWC13!, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories
Joomla! Fan Art Logo Contest – We have a Winner!, by Dianne Henning
The Power of Twitt…

Joomla! 3.2 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! CMS 3.2 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is scheduled for rele…

Joomla! 3.2 Beta 2 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.2 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is scheduled for release on or aroun…

Joomla! 3.2 Beta1 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.2 Beta1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is scheduled for release on or around…

Joomla Community Magazine | October 2013

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

Editors Introduction
Raising the Bar, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

What about Microdata in Joomla?, by Alexandru Pruteanu
Cloud Storage Final Report, by A…

Joomla Community Magazine | September 2013

JCM September 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Time to Hit the Road Running!, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Joomla!Day Kenya 2013 – Asante Kenya!, by Ruth Cheesley
Interview of the Joomla! Certification Team, by Irene López

Administrators

Joomla from Permissions to the FTP Layer, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Crowd Sourced Translation of a Joomla Site, by Soren Beck Jensen

Events

JoomlaDay Houston – Preparing for Launch, by Robbie Adair

Developers

CiviCon London 2013 – Oct 3 & 4, by Michael McAndrew
Joomla JavaScript, Fix it Right?, by Ashan Fernando

Sitebuilders

How to Choose an Extension: Searching the JED (Part 4.1), by Mike Veeckmans
Rebuilding Our Site Part 2: Moving from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 (not 3.0?), by Ryuhei Yokokawa

Project News

Leadership Highlights September 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Roundup From JUG Corner – August 2013, by Ruth Cheesley

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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 | August 2013

JCM August 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Bio Feedback, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

New Look Template Manager – Project Update, by Ram Tripathi

Feature Stories

The Telescopic CMS: Reaching New Users & Bridging Nations, by Ryan Bernstein
A Joomla Bug Squad Lesson on JLayouts, by Peter Wiseman
Ĝumla goes International, by Stella Lindblom

Designers

Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience, by Ryuhei Yokokawa
Colour and Its Influence on a Website, by Victoria Stone
Hello, Flat Design. 17 Joomla! Templates for Inspiration, by Scott Greenwald
Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity, by Hannah Kaufman

Administrators

When Should You Upgrade Your Joomla 1.5 Site, by Alan Langford
How to Add Google+ Authorship to Our Joomla! Site, by Victoria Stone
Higher Rankings and Basic SEO for Your Joomla! Website, by Stephany C Jones

Sitebuilders

How to Choose an Extension? Part 3: Documentation, by Mike Veeckmans
How to Approach to Big Projects with Joomla!, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Can Joomla! Help me Save Money on E-learning Projects?, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Website Case Study: Polish Joomla! Magazine, by Robert Vining

Developers

Master Bootstrap – Free Template for Joomla!, by Victoria Stone
Getting Started with Composer and Joomla!, by David Hurley

Events

JoomlaDay San Francisco – A New Paradigm for Joomla!, by Jennifer Gress
Joomla! World Conference 2013, Get Your Tickets Now!, by Dianne Henning

Business Matters

How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read, by Shannon Good
Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site, by John Rampton

Project News

Leadership Highlights August 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Joomla! Resources Directory – It’s Time for a Change!, by Chad Windnagle

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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! 3.1.5 Stable Released

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Joomla 3.1.5 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.1.5. This is a security release addressing a critical level security issue. 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.

Joomla 1.5. is also impacted by this security issue. Additional information may be found at http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=31626

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.5 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.x to 3.1.5 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the instructions below.

Instructions

*Please be sure to clear your browser’s cache after upgrading.

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

Statistics for the 3.1.5 release period

  • Joomla 3.1.5 contains:
    • 1 security issue fixed
    • 7 tracker issues fixed

Security issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-3-1-5-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

What are the new features of the Joomla! 3 series?

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive administrator template –Isis– and interface.
  • A new front end template –Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3
  • Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.1 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS
  • Multilanguage: adding items associations in remaining core components.
  • Language Installation tool for the Joomla Installer.
  • Items associations in multi-language
  • Allow different update packages for different version dev levels
  • Added note form field
  • Show logs in debug console
  • Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • Added triggers on save for com_config
  • JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer
  • Media wiki package
  • OpenStreetMap package
  • UNION ALL feature

How can I update from Joomla! 3.0 to 3.1?

Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. Thus, if you’re running a Joomla 3.0 site, please one-click upgrade, within the Joomla! Update component, to Joomla 3.1 to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes.

Will I be able to update directly to Joomla! 3 from Joomla! 2.5?

Moving to Joomla 3.x from Joomla 2.5 will be a mini-migration not an upgrade, although for the core of Joomla! the migration should be simple. However, it is likely that templates for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3 as will many extensions. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5 scheduled for Spring 2014. Joomla 2.5 users do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.1.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 ended in April of 2012 and we continued to support it unofficially until the end of 2012 for medium to high priority security issues.

Does that mean your 1.5 site will suddenly stop working? No, your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you won’t be getting bug fixes or security fixes. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate from 1.5.

Moving from 2.5 to any Joomla 3 version is relatively simple, since Joomla has made the process easy for newer versions. Unfortunately, moving from 1.5 is not a trivial task. Fortunately, there are two good extensions that make the process easier:jUpgrade and SPUpgrade.

You have a choice of going straight to Joomla 3.1 or going to 2.5 first. Both jUpgrade and SPUpgrade have versions ready for both versions. Please consult with their documentation on how to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.1/2.5.

For most new/migrated sites, the Joomla! 3 series is the preferred series and starting on it avoids a mini-migration from Joomla 2.5 later down the road. Starting on the Joomla 3 series for a new/migrated site, also provides you with longer backward compatible support (with one-click upgrades) than starting a new site on 2.5 right now, because support for 3.x ends in 2016.

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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: David Hurley, Jean-Marie Simonet, Brian Teeman, Elin Waring, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Michael Babker, and Roberto Segura.

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, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

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, david.hurley@joomla.org, 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 Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter, one of the Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The project also wants to thank all of the people who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in the Joomla CMS, and to those who have worked very hard on the Joomla Framework.

Joomla! 2.5.14 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.14. This is a security release addressing a critical level security issue. 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.

Joomla 1.5 is also impacted by this security issue. Additional information may be found at http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/tracker/?action=TrackerItemEdit&tracker_item_id=31626

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.14 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.14 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after ugprading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.14 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.14 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.14 contains 1 security issue and 1 tracker issue fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-14-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

Security 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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: David Hurley, Jean-Marie Simonet, Brian Teeman, Elin Waring, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Michael Babker, and Roberto Segura.

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, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

Joomla! 3.1.4 Stable Released

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The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.1.4. This is a maintenance release with no security fixes. 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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.4 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.x to 3.1.4 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the instructions below.

Instructions

*Please be sure to clear your browser’s cache after upgrading.

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.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.1.4?

  • 29855 – Automatically set $db and $app properties on plugins
  • 31349 – Display Error Message when Magic Quotes is Enabled
  • 31488 – Added Observer pattern to JTable
  • 31289 – Added JResponseJson as a CMS library class
  • 31087 – Add SQL queries profiler in Debug zone
  • 30966 – Added handling for punycode urls and email addresses
  • 29945 – Show Joomla username in admin area
  • 31130 – Added js files to protostar template
  • 30370 – Added ability to add sprintf variables to JText string
  • 30324 – Added ability to restrict the number of displayed results to mod_related_items
  • 30525 – Added a PSR-0 compatible autoloader to JLoader
  • 30931 – Allow folder names without ‘s’ at the end
  • 31004 – Add JTwitter package to /libraries/joomla

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 3.1.4 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.1.4 release period

  • Joomla 3.1.4 contains:
    • no security issues fixed
    • 247 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-3-1-4-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

What are the other new features of the Joomla! 3 series?

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive administrator template–Isis– and interface.
  • A new front end template–Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3
  • Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.1 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS 
  • Multilanguage: adding items associations in remaining core components.
  • Language Installation tool for the Joomla Installer.
  • Items associations in multi-language
  • Allow different update packages for different version dev levels
  • Added note form field
  • Show logs in debug console
  • Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • Added triggers on save for com_config
  • JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer
  • Media wiki package
  • OpenStreetMap package
  • UNION ALL feature

How can I update from Joomla! 3.0 to 3.1?

Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. Thus, if you’re running a Joomla 3.0 site, please one-click upgrade, within the Joomla! Update component, to Joomla 3.1 to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes.

Will I be able to update directly to Joomla! 3 from Joomla! 2.5?

Moving to Joomla 3.x from Joomla 2.5 will be a mini-migration not an upgrade, although for the core of Joomla! the migration should be simple. However, it is likely that templates for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3 as will many extensions. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5 scheduled for Spring 2014. Joomla 2.5 users do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.1.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 ended in April of 2012 and we continued to support it unofficially until the end of 2012 for medium to high priority security issues.  

Does that mean your 1.5 site will suddenly stop working? No, your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you won’t be getting bug fixes or security fixes. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate from 1.5.

Moving from 2.5 to any Joomla 3 version is relatively simple, since Joomla has made the process easy for newer versions. Unfortunately, moving from 1.5 is not a trivial task. Fortunately, there are two good extensions that make the process easier: jUpgrade and SPUpgrade.

You have a choice of going straight to Joomla 3.1 or going to 2.5 first.  Both jUpgrade and SPUpgrade have versions ready for both versions.  Please consult with their documentation on how to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.1/2.5.

For most new/migrated sites, the Joomla! 3 series is the preferred series and starting on it avoids a mini-migration from Joomla 2.5 later down the road. Starting on the Joomla 3 series for a new/migrated site, also provides you with longer backward compatible support (with one-click upgrades) than starting a new site on 2.5 right now, because support for 3.x ends in 2016.

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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: David Hurley, Jean-Marie Simonet, Brian Teeman, Elin Waring, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Michael Babker, and Roberto Segura.

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, Brian Teeman, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

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, david.hurley@joomla.org, 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 Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter, one of the Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The project also wants to thank all of the people who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 1.6,1.7, 2.5, & 3.0, 3.1, and to those who have worked very hard on the Joomla Framework.

Joomla! 2.5.13 Released

Security ReleaseThe Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.13. This is a maintenance release with no security fixes. 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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.13 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.13 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after ugprading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.13 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.13 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.13 contains 25 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-13-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

Security Issues Fixed

  • Joomla 2.5.13 is a maintenance release. There were no security fixes fixed in this release. 


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 past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: David Hurley, Jean-Marie Simonet, Brian Teeman, Elin Waring, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Michael Babker, and Roberto Segura.

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, Brian Teeman, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

Joomla Community Magazine | July 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Happy 3rd Birthday JCM!, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

Improve Joomla! Frontend Semantics & Accessibility, by Pruteanu Alexandru
Cre…

Joomla Community Magazine | June 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Joomla! World Conference 2013…, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Help the JCM Go Dutch!, by Dianne Henning
Interview with Dutch Joomla Leader…

Joomla Community Magazine | May 2013

JCM May 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Introducing the JCM/ES, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Victor Drover, Expert Behind Multilingual Joomla Magazine, by John Rampton
Interview with Mark Dexter About Joomla 3.1, by John Rampton

Events

Upcoming Joomla! Events, by Jacques Rentzke
You’ve Got a Friend…, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights – May 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
New Home for the Vulnerable Extensions List, by Mandville

Designers

Beauty and the Beach, by Alice Grevet

Business Matters

Maximizing Your Blog’s ROI – JCM Whiteboard, by Luke Summerfield

Developers

Thinking Outside the Platform, by Chris Davenport
CiviCRM Interview with Paul Delbar, by Alice Grevet
Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Admin Configuration and Code Cleanup, by David Hurley |
Tools To Do LESS, by Peter Bui
Dead Links Walking, by Arlen Walker and Martin Raja
Help Wanted – Testing Joomla! Multi-Database Compatibility, by Michael Babker

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for May, by Dianne Henning

On the Lighter Side

Are You Joomla?, by Helvecio da Silva

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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! 3.1.0 Stable Released

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The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1.0 StableJoomla 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.1 the second minor release in this series. 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.

Please note that going from Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. If you’re running a Joomla 3.0 site, please use the one-click upgrade to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes for 3.1.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.0 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.x to 3.1.0 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the instructions below.

Note: Just in case you need it, we also have 3.0.4 packages available. Version 3.0.4 is exactly the same as version 3.0.3 except that the seven security fixes listed below have been added. We encourage all 3.0 users to upgrade from 3.0 to 3.1 right away as 3.1 contains the security fixes and is a one-click upgrade with full backward compatibility support from 3.0.

Instructions

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.

 

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.1?

  • 29855 – Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • 30298 – Added note form field
  • 29822 – Show logs in debug console
  • 30085 – Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • 29965 – Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • 29770 – Added triggers on save for com_config
  • 30230 – JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • 28924 – Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer
  • 30318 – Media wiki package
  • 30369 – OpenStreetMap package
  • 30364 – UNION ALL feature

Miscellaneous: 28574 – Removed the GeSHi plug-in

What are the other new features of the Joomla! 3 series?

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive administrator template–Isis– and interface.
  • A new front end template–Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS 
  • Multilanguage: adding items associations in remaining core components.
  • Language Installation tool for the Joomla Installer.
  • Items associations in multi-language
  • Allow different update packages for different version dev levels

What security issues have been fixed in Joomla! 3.1?

What bugs have been fixed in Joomla! 3.1?

There are a whopping 242 bug fixes for Joomla 3.1.  Because of the large number of fixes, we have listed them separately on the following page:

http://developer.joomla.org/version-3-1-0-release-notes.html

How can I update from Joomla! 3.0 to 3.1?

Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. Thus, if you’re running a Joomla 3.0 site, please one-click upgrade, within the Joomla! Update component, to Joomla 3.1 to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5 scheduled for Spring 2014. Joomla 2.5 users do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.1.

Will I be able to update directly to Joomla! 3 from Joomla! 2.5?

Moving to Joomla 3.x from Joomla 2.5 will be a mini-migration not an upgrade, although for the core of Joomla! the migration should be simple. However, it is likely that templates for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3 as will many extensions. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 ended in April of 2012 and we continued to support it unofficially until the end of 2012 for medium to high priority security issues.  

Does that mean your 1.5 site will suddenly stop working? No, your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you won’t be getting bug fixes or security fixes. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate from 1.5.

Moving from 2.5 to any Joomla 3 version is relatively simple, since Joomla has made the process easy for newer versions. Unfortunately, moving from 1.5 is not a trivial task. Fortunately, there are two good extensions that make the process easier: jUpgrade and SPUpgrade.

You have a choice of going straight to Joomla 3.0 or going to 2.5 first.  Both jUpgrade and SPUpgrade have versions ready for both versions.  Please consult with their documentation on how to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.0/2.5.

For most new/migrated sites, the Joomla! 3 series is the preferred series and starting on it avoids a mini-migration from Joomla 2.5 later down the road. Starting on the Joomla 3 series for a new/migrated site, also provides you with longer backward compatible support (with one-click upgrades) than starting a new site on 2.5 right now, because support for 3.x ends in 2016.

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 past 3 months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Aleksander Linkov, Alonzo Turner, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Matthew, Angelika Reisiger, Artur Alves, Arunas Mazeika, Ashan Fernando, Ashwin Date, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Chris Smith, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Don Gilbert, Edgars Piruška, Elijah Madden, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, George Wilson, Harald Leithner, Jacques Rentzke, Janich Rasmussen, Javier Gómez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jon Neubauer, Julien Vonthron, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Khai Vu Dinh, Lu Nguyen, marco dings, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Mihàly Marti, Mihir Chhatre, Mike Biolsi, Nick Savov, Ofer Cohen, Parth Lawate, Patrick Alt, Peter van Westen, Piotr Konieczny, Ram Tripathi, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ruth Cheesley, sajal soni, Seth Warburton, Stefania Gaianigo, Tessa Mero, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: Jean-Marie Simonet, Elin Waring, David Hurley, and Brian Teeman.

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, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, David Hurley, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

This release is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers. Thank you so very much for making Joomla the best CMS on the planet!

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, david.hurley@joomla.org, 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 Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter, one of the Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The project also wants to thank all of the people who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 1.6,1.7, 2.5, & 3.0, 3.1, and to those who have worked very hard on the Joomla Framework.