Joomla 2.5.9 Released

Security Release

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.9. This is a security release. 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 2.5.9 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.9 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

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

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.9 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.9 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.9 contains:
    • 1 Security issue fixed
    • 22 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

ID Summary/Link
27709 Saving in backend very slow when many user groups. Thanks Elin.
29705 Blank login page J3.x beez3.
29999 Fix fatal error in JInstallerFile::uninstall(). Thanks Matias Griese.
28714 Authentication – Gmail: Apply Username suffix does not allow user to login with suffix already applied. Thanks Janich Rasmussen. 
30031 *Notice: Undefined index: title in /plugins/content/pagebreak/pagebreak.php on line 197. Thanks Bernard
29731 RSS feed gets corrupted when ampersand (&) or other escapable characters exist in Site Meta Description. Thanks Jan
29998 Problem with grid sort. Thanks Zhevron
28841 Username modification in frontend (Profile Edit) is not saved. Thanks Jisse Reitsma.
29904 *With plugin Language Filter enabled, user articles parameter in frontend shows all articles.
29848 UTF8 SEF URLs are causing browser too many redirects failures – additional patch. Thanks Nicholas
29964 Files upload problem
28778 Incorrect Rendering of Breadcrumb Trail for Home Page Sub-Items. Thanks James and Peter
29962 *303 when not using URL Language code in multilanguage – again. Thanks Yannick
29939 *Fatal error when displaying any Categories Menu item
29911 *Com_content feed read more links broken. Thanks Jurian
25337 site on unc path, path.php removes
29919 User Profile Plugin – Required field not enforced
29799 com_contacts – FormField Modal . Thanks Mark
29887 *Disable System redirect breaks 404.  Thanks Yannick
27903 invalid call to parent::getStoreId in getStoreId of NewsfeedsModelCategories (unused). Thanks Michael and Peter
29567 UTF8 SEF URLs are causing browser too many redirects failures. Thanks Dennis and Nicholas
29715 Submit an Article doesn’t work. Thanks Jean-Marie.

 

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: Aaron Schmitz, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Aleksander Linkov, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Eddie, Angelika Reisiger, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Cristina Solana, Daria Mikhailova, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Harald Leithner, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Jan Kuchař, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jonathan M. Cameron, Kevin Griffiths, Lukas Polak, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Michael Babker, Milton Bryant, Moises Jafet Cornelio-Vargas, Nicholas Antimisiaris, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Omar Ramos, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Rob Clayburn, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder , Soheil Novinfard, Tessa Mero, Troy Thomas Hall, Viet Hoang Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: Jean-Marie Simonet and Elin Waring.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

Joomla 3.0.0 Released

joomla-3.0

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.0. This is the next major release of the Joomla CMS in the Standard Term Support (STS) track. All 3.0 users will need to plan to update to the new versions available in the STS release cycle every six months until version 3.5 is released. These updates are expected to be simple and backwards compatible.

Who is this release for?

The standard-term releases are designed for users who need access to the new features. Most users with existing 2.5.x sites will not want to update to version 3.0. Users creating new sites can use either version 2.5 or 3.0, depending on which best suits their needs. Please consider the availability of third-party templates and extensions when deciding which Joomla version to use. Also, if you decide to use version 3.0, please be aware that you will need to update your site every six months (to 3.1, 3.2, and so on) until version 3.5 is available. These updates are expected to be simple and backwards compatible.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5, scheduled for Spring 2014. Users on version 2.5 do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.0.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 will end shortly after the release of Joomla 3.0. It is currently supported only for security issues.

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

Yes. Any update issues will be a top priority and will likely be resolved early in the 3.x release train. However, it is likely that many templates and extensions for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use. Be aware that the technical requirements for running Joomla 3.0 are different. In addition to requiring newer versions of software, certain settings that were once recommmened are now required such as requiring that magic quotes is off. See the Technical Requirements page for the specifications. See the Joomla 3.0.0 Post-Release FAQs for more detailed information about updating from 2.5 to 3.0.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3?

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive, mobile device friendly administrator template–Isis– and interface.
  • A new front end template–Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap.
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3.
  • A simplified 3-step installation process.
  • 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 
  • Custom active menu item for menu module
  • Let the SEF plug-in add the canonical url to the head
  • Version 12.2 of the Joomla Platform

This release also includes the current version (12.2) of the Joomla! Platform, which includes a large number of new and improved packages.  

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.0 (Full package) »

See the Download page for other packages and information on updating.

Note: Please read the Joomla 3.0 FAQ and the update instructions before updating.

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.

Release notes

Check the Joomla 3.0.0 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.0.0 release

  • Joomla 3.0.0 contains:

    • 34 new features added (includes 15 features added in 2.5.1 – 2.5.7)
    • No security issues fixed
    • 491 tracker 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 this last release cycle include: Aaron Wood, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Christophe Demko, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Kevin Griffiths, Loyd Headrick, Marijke Stuivenberg, Marius van Rijnsoever, Mark Dexter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Neil McNulty, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter Wiseman, rachmat wakjaer, Radek Suski, rob clayburn, Roland Dalmulder, Rouven Weßling, Rune Sjøen, Samuel Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Troy Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator; Elin Waring and Marijke Stuivenberg, Team Leaders.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

How can you help Joomla development?

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

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email the Bug Squad coordinator.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. Since the release of Joomla 2.56, a whopping 214 issues have been fixed by the JBS. The project also wants to thank all of the people that have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 3.0, and to those that have worked very hard on the Joomla Platform project.

Related information

If you are an extension developer, please make sure you subscribe to the general developer mailing list as this is a place where you can discuss extension development and news that may affect custom development will be posted from time to time.

Following is a list of previous news and information about Joomla 3.0 and other sites of interest:

A huge thank you to our volunteers!

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!

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