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Latest released Joomla Version 3.4.5. This is a great opportunity for the plugin and template developers to test their current versions against the latest Joomla version. Read what’s new in this version Joomla 3.4.5

Latest News: I have added the latest version.

Important: You don’t have to upgrade to version 3 if you are happy with 2.5x. 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.

Important: Please read the technical requirements before you decide to upgrade or install Joomla 3.x

Joomla has released the new stable version Joomla 2.5.27. This is a security release. Read what’s new in this version Joomla 2.5.27

Please be aware that the cut off time for maintenance of this release is:

April 2012 – Joomla 1.5 reaches end of life

I would suggest that you start contemplating what are your options? Whether to update to the latest version 2.5.x using jupgrade or starting from the beginning and creating a new website?

You could run version 1.5 for a few more months but remember that your site will be vulnerable and if any security is found no one will patch it unless you are a developer yourself or you know someone that understands php.

Joomla has released a new version Joomla 2.5.4 which is a security fix with two updates. If you are running Joomla 2.5.1 you must update. You can read whats new in this release Joomla 2.5.4. 

Take note: Take a look at an issue that has affected some joomla 2.5.1 users

Joomla has released a new version Joomla 2.5.2 which is a security fix with two updates. If you are running Joomla 2.5.1 you must update. You can read whats new in this release Joomla 2.5.2. 

Joomla has released a new version Joomla 2.5.1 which is a security fix and has some patching. If you are running Joomla 2.5 you must update.  You can read whats new in this release Joomla 2.5.1.

Joomla has released the all new Joomla 2.5. As per their plan they have kept up to date. Well done Joomla team. However don’t rush to install it yet without checking to see if all your components or modules are compatible with this latest version. Unfortunately for me I received an error when trying to update to the latest version. I will have to investigate this further and find why. Once I know I will report here ;)

Joomla has released the new candidate Joomla 2.5 RC1.This brings Joomla very close to releasing the new version Joomal 2.5. This will bring more new features and improved performance not to mention security.

Joomla has released the new Beta version Joomla 2.5 Beta 2. They are very close in release the new version. Please remember that Joomla 1.7 will be reaching end of life on the 24th of February 2012 and it will not be supported. Joomla 1.5 will be reaching end of life April 2012 and it will not be supported.

Joomla has released the new Beta version Joomla 2.5 Beta 1. The words below are posted from www.joomla.org…

Joomla 2.5.0  GA (general availability) is due to be released on or about 10 January 2012. The planned milestone after this date are:

10 February 2012 – Joomla 1.7 reaches end of life and is no longer supported
April 2012 – Joomla 1.5 reaches end of life
July 2012 – Next version of Joomla is released

Please note that dates may be subject to change depending on availability of volunteers and circumstances beyond our control.

Remember if you are still running Joomla 1.5.25 you will need to upgrade it to the latest version of Joomla, this is very important for security reasons and stability. However you might decide to still run 1.5 at your own risk, there will be no more support for this version after the date mentioned above.

Joomla has released version 1.7.3, this release fixes the following:

  • 77 tracker issues fixed in SVN
  • 2 security issues fixed

Joomla has also released version 1.5.25, this release fixes the following:

  • High Priority – Core – Password Change Vulnerability

Joomla has released version 1.7.2, this is a security release and also  version 1.5.24 which is another security release.

Keep in mind that if you are still using Joomla 1.5.xx you might want to consider upgrading to the latest version. Have a read of my tutorial convert Joomla version 1.5 to Joomla version 1.7.  This will definitely put you on the right track.

Joomla has released the official 1.7.0, it is no longer RC1. This is great news for all of us who are now following this huge upgrade. Joomla gets better from year to year.

Joomla has released version 1.7RC1 after only a few months running version 1.6. I am currently testing the latest version and it is a  substantial upgrade in many ways from version 1.5.23, which has been running now for a while.

You are probably wondering if you should upgrade your website or not to the latest version. I have read many blogs and forums talking and discussing this question. Most agree that if you are happy with the current joomla version 1.5.23 then stay with it as it is still going to be supported for another 12 or more months and it is a very stable full version. The new version still has to iron out all the minor bugs and security vulnerabilities that will be reported even though currently it is running well. This should give you enough time to prepare for the upgrade.

I would install another version of Joomla and call it test or what ever you think is relevant to you. Then test your template or add a new template, test your components and plugins. Once you are happy and you are certain then you can upgrade and start running the new version.

The new version has a very elegant cosmetic backend. I really like what they have done with it. I have been playing a fair bit with the latest version 1.6 and now 1.7 and I am very happy with the outcome so far. Of course this is just one of the many options that have been implemented in this new upgrade. There are many other options like access control system which was requested many times in the past by the Joomla Community. I am sure you will enjoy the new upgraded and added options. You will have a bit of learning which is the norm with IT however if you are familiar with Joomla 1.5 then you won’t have a problem with this new version.

Remember that Joomla is a Free CMS, so how can you go wrong.

If you have any questions please leave a message.

Enjoy and have fun with Joomla :)

 

Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  3 Responses to “Latest Joomla Version 3-4-5”

  1. This makes everything so completely pnailess.

  2. Hi, I am still running 1.5.23 and need to upgrade to current joomla 3.1.1
    what is the simplest way to do this without having to rebuild my site?
    your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks

    • Webmaster

      Hello Ramy, thank you for your question. Have you had a look at my tutorial . This will help you and put you on the right path. If you have any more questions please let me know.

      Kind regards

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