With Joomla so popular now that even Paris Hilton uses (and breaks) it [Editor note: It seems early reports of Ms. Hilton using Joomla are not accurate- see the comments in the original post from Joomla core team representatives], it's no surprise that new Joomla User Groups (JUGs) are popping up all over the map.
The latest is in Wisconsin, where the
Milwaukee User Group will hold its first meeting in a couple weeks. A few of us Vermonters call the New England User Group home, which has grown to an impressive number and is now helping spin off another new JUG in the seacoast region of New Hampshire (near Portsmouth.)
And then there are
Joomla Days like the upcoming one in Las Vegas. Unfortunately we'll never know what happens there, because what happens in Vegas... So you'd better find your own local Joomla User Group and/or Joomla Day to attend!
If you are involved in a
JUG or Joomla Day and think we should blog about it here on Joomlashack, let us know!
It's been two months since a
new version of Joomla 1.5 hit the streets, and not a moment too late. The new release has the longest change log we've seen in a long time, including some high priority security issues and dozens of bug fixes and changes.
The Joomla proclaims Joomla 1.5.9 is "a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately."
So get to it!
The Joomla Project announced recently the release of the latest version of Joomla 1.5, " Wohnaki."
After two months without and update,
Joomla 1.5.8 fixes a couple " moderate" security issues and a long list of other small improvements to our favorite CMS.
list of changes is long and worth taking a look at.
upgrading to the most recent version of Joomla 1.5.8- keep your site secure!
Are you keeping up with Joomla 1.5 updates?
The Joomla Project is moving along and fixing security and other problems monthly now, and it's important to keep on top of these regular updates.
Need a template for your Joomla 1.5 site?
From their news release, see what's changed in this most recent version:
Joomla.org website: The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.6 [Vusani]. This is a quick turnaround security release to address a high level security issue and it is recommended all users upgrade immediately. A flaw in the reset token validation mechanism allows for non-validating tokens to be forged. This will allow an unauthenticated, unauthorized user to reset the password of the first enabled user (lowest id). Typically, this is an administrator user. Note, that changing the first users username may lessen the impact of this exploit (since the person who changed the password does not know the login associated with the new password). However, the only way to completely rectify the issue is to upgrade to 1.5.6 (or patch the /components/com_user/models/reset.php file). For more information about this exploit, click here to visit the Joomla Security Blog.
The pace of improvements to Joomla 1.5 seems to be quickening this summer, as we're seeing new versions in weeks now.
The latest is
Joomla! 1.5.5 [Mamni]. The Joomla Project refers to it as a "quick turnaround release to address the Duplicate Title error from 1.5.4
This release also contains "important SEF URL improvements and fixes for com_content in addition to a number of bug fixes and improvements."
Be sure to
upgrade today, especially if you upgraded to version 1.5.4. Need a template for your Joomla 1.5 site?
Joomla Project recently announced the release of the latest version of our favorite CMS, Joomla 1.5.4, codenamed "Naiki."
Quoting from the news item on Joomla.org, here are some of the bug fixes announced with this release:
Several Search component fixes, including the removal of HTML tags as possible search results Banners can handle Flash items Polls and Latest and Most Popular articles listed in the Administrator now support GMT dates Several OpenID improvements Several critical security improvements
The Joomla Project recommends upgrading your version asap.
Download and upgrade today! Need a template for your Joomla 1.5 site?
It seems like only yesterday that Joomla 1.5 Stable heralded in a new era in the Joomlacene epoch. Just nine weeks later, now comes
Joomla 1.5.3, with 1.5.4 just around the corner too.
Bravo to the
Joomla development team for their continuous and consistent improvement of our beloved Joomla. Need a Joomla 1.5.3 ready template?
Continue Reading Joomla! 1.5.2 has hit the shelves and is described as a "normal maintenance update" with some bug fixes and minor enhancements. Check it out. It's code named "Woi" but we don't know why.
The Joomla! Project also released its
goals for the next release (1.5.3), which will offer more support for OpenID and many other improvements. Check them goals out, too!
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The Joomla Project celebrated its second birthday this month with Release Candidate 2, the second of three release candidates for Joomla 1.5. Check it out!
Read the official news http://www.joomla.org/content/view/3831/1/ Get Joomla 1.5 RC2 http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=2812 Instructions for upgrading from RC1 to RC2 http://www.joomla.org/content/view/3831/1/ Discuss Joomla 1.5 on our forum http://www.joomlashack.com/community/index.php/topic,6544.0.html Vote for the Joomlashack Templates you want to see converted for 1.5! http://www.joomlashack.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=215&Itemid=4 While still not ready for production sites, the Joomla folks are feeling that a final stable release is coming sometime before the end of 2007. Stay tuned to Joomlashack for updates.