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The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.0. This is a security release. Version 2.5.0 is is the next update from version 1.7. (Note that we have skipped from version 1.7.x to 2.5.x.)

Version 2.5.0 is the second release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January 2011. Version 2.5 is also a long-term-support (LTS) release that will be supported for at least 18 months.

The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! developement at the Developer Site.

Version 1.7 will reach end of life one month from today, on 24 February 2012. All users of version 1.7 should update to version 2.5.0 before that time. The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than FTPing the files.

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New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.0 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.0 (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 2.5.0 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.0 release period (14 November 2011 to 24 January 2012)

  • Joomla 2.5.0 contains:
    • 26 new features added
    • 4 security issues fixed
    • 356 tracker issues fixed

Joomla 2.5.0 uses version 11.4 of the Joomlal Platform.

New Features Added

In addition to the new Joomla Platform, the following new features have been added, with links to the Feature tracker issue.

Security Issues Fixed



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