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  • Community Showcase Now Online
    Community Site Showcase

    The Joomla Project is pleased to announce our latest undertaking to promote sites using Joomla—our new Joomla Community Showcase. The showcase is a hub for community users to share sites they've discovered or built themselves.

    Launching today with just over 100 sites, the showcase has a wide range of categories—arts, education, business, sports, non-profits and more. It's designed in the same familiar layout as the Joomla Extensions Directory so users will be able to quickly find what they're looking for.






    Submitting a Web Site

    It's easy to submit a site for inclusion in the showcase. You'll need to register first on the showcase site and be sure to read the Guidelines for Submission before submitting. Make sure the site isn't already in the showcase by doing a search first. Not all sites will be accepted into the showcase so make sure your site meets the guidelines. Ideally, it's a site that shows off the power and extensibility of Joomla.

    We also expect you to add site thumbnails (not logos) to your submission. If you only have one, that's fine. But if you have more, make sure they show off a variety of layouts—otherwise all your thumbnails will look identical.

    Remember, it takes time to verify each site submission we receive so sites will not be automatically added immediately. Careful not to add too many of your own sites at once or you might be considered a spammer. We recommend you submit no more than 10 sites each month.

    Site of the Month

    Each month, we will highlight a Web site that demonstrates exemplary quality, flexibility, and design. If you want your site to be considered, make sure you fill out all the site information accurately and thoroughly.

    Site Case Studies

    While site descriptions are a general overview of the site and/or company, case studies are a way to delve deeper into the mechanics of the site, how it was built, what problems it solved, and how it fit into the overall strategy of the company. It's a way to give other Joomla users insight into the process and what extensions were used. We encourage site creators to write detailed case studies. If your site has a good case study, you'll exponentially increase your chances of being awarded the Site of the Month.

    Tagging your Submissions

    The showcase also has a built-in tagging system to more clearly identify site traits. Add as many tags as you want (up to 80 characters) but don't repeat tags or add redundant information.

    Room to Grow

    We feel that this site will grow rapidly so have started with a small number of basic site categories wth the expectation that they will become more refined and extensive over time, adpating to the needs of the community. So get started submitting Joomla sites now!




  • Joomla 1.5.10 Security Release Now Available
    Joomla 1.5.9 Released

    The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.10 [Wohmamni]. This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.

    This release contains 66 bug fixes, one low-level security fix, and one moderate-level security fix. It has been 11 weeks since Joomla 1.5.9 was released on January 10, 2009. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.






    Download

    Click here to download Joomla 1.5.10 (Full package) »

    Click here to find an update package. »

    Instructions

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

    Release Notes

    Check the Joomla 1.5.10 Post-Release Notes to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

    Security

    One low-level and one moderate-level security issue were fixed in this release:

    • Moderate Priority: A series of XSS and CSRF faults exist in the administrator application. Affected administrator components include com_admin, com_media, com_search. Both com_admin and com_search contain XSS vulnerabilities, and com_media contains 2 CSRF vulnerabilities. More information »
    • Low Priority: A XSS vulnerability exists in the category view of com_content. More information »

    For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

    Components

    • Article Alias no longer missing from Category Views (14228)
    • Section List now drills down correctly to a Category List with Global Content Filters (14510)
    • Web link Router now uses correct Category value (14705)
    • Article HTML filtering correct when only one Filter group selected (14758)
    • Tooltip Help corrected for Section, Category, and Article Alias (15007)
    • Sorting lists by values other than Order corrected (15107)
    • Archived Article Filter Function works correctly (15124)
    • Ampersand in site name no longer breaks Position value in vCard (15143)
    • Added "/" before URL in Remind Me and Password links for com_user (15215)
    • Search works properly using international characters with SEF enabled (15233)
    • Register to Read More in redirect URL correct for Section and Category Menu Items (15266)
    • Multiple Search Menu Items now return correct ItemID (15293)
    • com_media no longer incorrectly loads CSS files from the backend (15354)
    • Fixed invalid XHTML output in com_content and com_contact (15362)
    • Small errors in code comments corrected for com_user (15461)

    Modules

    • Changing the module's 'Position' value now correctly changes the value for the 'Order' listbox. (12119)
    • When Module is saved, Module's cache is now cleared (12137)
    • Encoding behavior for quotes and ampersands corrected in Modules (13111)
    • Menu image alignment resolved (14071)
    • Menu Alias respects Active setting (14767)
    • Resolved tag error in mod_feed (14948)
    • Login Redirect returns to current page when no Redirect URL is specified (15376)

    Plugins

    • Fixed ID tags used by openid.js (13285)
    • Pagebreak works correctly with JCE (14525)
    • Pagebreak outputs correct XHTML elements (14496)
    • Pagebreak accurately tracks active page (14558)
    • Pagebreak works correctly with Section tables (14827)
    • Caching error resolved for Remember Me function (14857)
    • Menu Item changes are now cached properly (14896)
    • SEF Plugin correctly handles "Data" attribute (15137)
    • Load Position no longer deletes dollar sign and next two positions, in Module output (15237)

    Legacy

    • No legacy issues fixed for this release.

    Templates

    • Beez: Correct Last Updated date used in Section Blog (14571)
    • JA Purity: All Article text no longer linked when Category presented (14286)
    • rhuk Milkyway: Correct authorEmail value (14439)
    • Corrected RTL issue for Site Title when mouse hovering over Template Logo (14945)

    Language

    • Localization for user name corrected in registration form (14468)
    • Corrected localization issue for new Module (13999)
    • User details translatable (14710)
    • Localization corrected for installation of Component  (14859)
    • Copy Menu Items function is now translatable (14944)
    • Pagebreak now translatable (15300)
    • Uninstalling a Component now has all Language Strings (15375)

    Administrator

    • Categories are now sortable in reverse order by Order data element (14004)
    • Parameter Element ID for folderlist and filelist are correct (14514)
    • Date format correct for 'checked out date'  (14381)

    System

    • Installation of Extensions no longer fails when zip files are included (9701)
    • No longer missing l10n in JApplicationHelper::parseXMLInstallFile() (11798)
    • Resolved Javascript errors created by previous SEF Background Image Fix (13973)
    • Resolved problem with error handling in JFactory::getXMLParser (14022)
    • Case-sensitive image extensions (14059)
    • Atom feed validates correctly (14515)
    • JString::RTrim method is correct (14491)
    • Removed short open tag in admin.categories.html.php (14660)
    • JInstallerComponent::_rollback_menu() error resolved when getting DB Connector (14795)
    • File move now correctly returns "false" when not read or writable (14818)
    • Directory Permissions listed correctly for Temp and Log Folders (14865)
    • JFolder::folders no longer returns unnecessary warning (14875)
    • Setting Tooltip Offset works correctly (15006)
    • JArchiveZip::_extractNative() correctly identifies zip_open() failure (15044)
    • Installer.php parseMedia points to correct folder (15047)
    • Custom Install file upgraded on Component installation (15217)
    • Undefined index HTTP_USER_AGENT error fixed in behavior.php (15282)

    Statistics

    Statistics for the 1.5.10 release period:

    • Joomla 1.5.10 contains:
      • 68 issues fixed in SVN
      • 281 commits
    • Tracker activity resulted in a net decrease of 8 active issues:
      • 176 new reports
      • 133 closed
      • 68 fixed in SVN
    • At the time the 1.5.10 release was packaged, the tracker had 95 active issues:
      • 44 open
      • 40 confirmed
      • 11 pending

    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 with Joomla, find out more information here on how to report the bug.

    Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Arno Zijlstra, Amy Stephen, Andrew Eddie, Anthony Ferrara, Ashwin Date, Dan Walker, Dennis Hermacki, Edvard Ananyan, Elin Waring, Ercan Ozkaya, Gergő Erdősi, Hannes Papenberg, Kevin Devine, Kevin Sookocheff, Klas Berlič, Marieke van der Tuin, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mati Kochen, Niels Braczek, Pete Nurse, Rosario Buste, Samuel Moffatt, Shantanu Bala, and Wilco Jansen.

    A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Amit Kumar Singh, Andrew Rose, Ashwin Date, Edvard Ananyan, Joe Palmer, Kashyap Puranik, Niels Braczek, Parth Lawate, Pete Nurse, Philip Walton, Richard Malinowski, and Srinivas Chilukuri.




  • Google Summer of Code 2009

    The 2009 edition of the Google Summer of Code projects has been announced. We appreciate Google's continued support of free software and for funding numerous open source projects, and will apply certainly for this years edition. It will be the fifth edition of this open source event, and when accepted we will have been part equal times...we are really looking forward to welcome another group of contributors with fresh ideas.

    Joomla! is an international award-winning open source content management system (CMS) deployed worldwide with more than 8 million downloads in the last 2 years. If you participate with Joomla!, your work will have a positive impact on people all around the world. If you enjoy developing applications and you want to work with experienced developers using emerging technologies, consider to join in to the Google Summer Of Code for Joomla!

    Joomla! version 1.5, released last year, provides developers with an object-oriented, pattern based API that follows best practices and is organized into well-structured and logical framework packages. It uses an MVC design pattern for components, which gives developers a great platform for rapid application development and prototyping. Developers can hook into nearly any part of the application stack using Joomla!'s newly reworked events system, implemented according to the observer design pattern. Judging from the community participation since the 1.5 release, developers have been pleased with this new technology foundation for Joomla! They have written over 4,500 extensions for Joomla!, which are available on the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED).

    Work on Joomla! version 1.6 is well underway and expected to be available later in 2009. This major upgrade contains many important new features. SoC participants will have the opportunity to help with this important Joomla! version. Work on Joomla! 1.6 could be just one of the goals, we really would like to see other areas of innovation getting worked on also.




  • Joomla 1.5 Coming of Age and Looking Forward
    Joomla 1.5 Coming of Age

    Today marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Joomla 1.5, the first major release of the popular content management system.
     
    In January 2008, the first stable release was downloaded almost 200,000 times. Since then, the total number has exploded to over 8 million downloads. Joomla is seeing the highest rate of adoption ever. 
     
    That same month, the Joomla Extensions Directory contained 2,600 extensions written for Joomla 1.0.x, a small percentage of which worked with Joomla 1.5. Today, that number is approaching 5,000 and most are Joomla 1.5 native. The JED is a a powerful barometer of the commitment of the community to the Joomla Project and platform. 
     
    And that community continues to grow exponentially. The Joomla Discussion Forums contain over 1.5 million posts from almost 250,000 users. The spirit of open source, collaboration, and users helping users has never been stronger.
     
    The Joomla Web sites have undergone a dramatic facelift and restructuring to better serve our users of all levels and the positive feedback has been overwhelming. Last January, there were approximately 10 million unique visitors to the family of Joomla sites and that number has doubled to 20 million in the last year.
     
    The Joomla Project teams have released nine versions of Joomla 1.5 in the last year, improving security, increasing usability, fixing bugs, and adding new features. 
     
    The Joomla Code forge provides a solid development resource for almost 1,500 open source projects and over 138,000 developers.
     
    Around 20 Joomla Days (and countless other events and expos) took place in 2008, allowing people all over the world to not only learn more about Joomla, but to connect an untold number of developers, users, and designers in one of the most unique open source projects in the history of the Internet.
     
    Clearly, the state of Joomla is strong and on the upswing. 
     
     

    Looking forward in 2009

     
    The retirement of the Joomla 1.0.x series in 2009 reallocates resources to the future of Joomla and in 2008, the white paper process allowed the community to submit suggestions and prioritize focus on features for the next major version of Joomla. With that process complete and all the Joomla teams working tirelessly toward this goal, the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in 2009 promises to push the envelope even further.
     
    The family of Joomla Web sites provide an energizing hub for users and developers worldwide and work to improve their effectiveness is an ongoing effort. New ways to excite users about the power of Joomla and new ways to engage developers with the sophistication of the Joomla framework are in progress. 
     
    Joomla events are wasting no time in amassing users in 2009. Already, there are many scheduled events. Of note are the Melbourne Joomla Day '09, Joomla Day UK, and Joomla Day Las Vegas, where members of the Joomla team will be on hand to give first-hand help and information.
     
    The promise of Joomla's future is limitless. The foundations of freedom, innovation, and creativity help lead the charge in developing one of the most empowering publishing platforms available. The Joomla Project is grateful for the trust which users have placed in us and hopes to make 2009 as prosperous as 2008.
     




  • Joomla 1.5.9 Security Release Now Available
    Joomla 1.5.9 Released

    The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.9 [Vatani]. This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately. 

    It has been around two months since Joomla 1.5.8 was released on November 10, 2008. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.
     






    Download

    Click here to download Joomla 1.5.9 (Full package) »

    Click here to find an update package. »

    Instructions

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

    Release Notes

    Check the Joomla 1.5.9 Post-Release Notes to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

    Security

    One low-level and one high-level security issue were fixed in this release:

    • High Priority: Directory Traversal. A crafted request can allow an attacker to view directory trees on the server. Note: contents of files cannot be edited or deleted, just viewed. More information »
    • Low Priority: SSL Session Token Disclosure. When running a site as SSL ONLY, if a non-SSL request is made, an attacker can obtain the session token. There is NO risk for Web sites that use both HTTP and HTTPS. More information »

    For additional information, visit the Joomla Security Center.

    Components

    • Fixed Contact Page so that a blank page is not displayed when vCard is not enabled, but is selected in the Contact Parameters (10680)
    • Resolved problem with Category View Table where filter did not work when cache was enabled (10840)
    • vCard no longer displays excess spaces (11871)
    • Small change in components/com_banners/models/banner.php (12577)
    • Resolved invalid XHTML 1.0 Transitional issues introduced in 1.5.7 for the Contact form (12868)
    • Fixed problem that resulted in erroneous '404 - Contact not found' page for dropdown in Contact View (12989)
    • Fixed Contact Category URL problems (13045)
    • Fulltext Search for Uncategorized and Archived Articles is now working (13490)
    • onPrepareContent issue for non-com_content Components resulting in a warning message has been resolved (13505)
    • 'Change Contact Details' link now loads correct page (13542)
    • Contact image not displaying in front end (13643)
    • Front-end article submission no longer auto-populates, finish publishing date with same date as start publishing (13673)
    • Media Manager Javascript error: "Object doesn't support this property or method" that presented for IE has been fixed (13761)
    • Space between meta keywords no longer removed when saving Articles (13794)
    • com_installer Module View now correctly displays Author e-mail and URL (13942)
    • Robots and Author meta retained when copying Articles (13949)
    • Article Archive pagination fixed (14070)
    • Correction so that unregistered site visitors can no longer access PDF for registered Articles (14196)
    • Hits filter in Category List fixed (14390)
    • Resolved problem where "Register to read more" incorrectly redirected to Front Page, rather than Article (14392)
    • Poll error message resolved (14394)
    • Resolved problem where Category List failed to retain Column Sort preference when navigating to a different page (14398)
    • Resolved problem in Category List where changing Display # to All in page 2 of list would display no results (12932)
    • Category List now correctly shows filtering option in use (14402)
    • Corrected 404 error that resulted when menu access was set to Public and Contact Item is Registered (14412)

    Modules

    • New modules can now be added, even when there are no modules entries already defined (11874)
    • Inconsistency removed for Login/Logout Redirection page of mod_login (13611)
    • JMenu getMenu() doc error corrected (13617)
    • Archive Module Count Parameter and Tool Tip corrections (13694)
    • STRPOS error corrected when editing Alias Menu Item (13909)
    • Toolbar Image now points to an existing image (14171)

    Plugins

    • OpenID upgraded to 2.0 protocol, now works with Yahoo (12217)
    • plgSystemCache plugin now respect site and page language (12115)
    • Page string in plugins/content/pagebreak.php is now properly externalized (12730)
    • Legacy Plugin - Login Timeout resolved (13662)
    • Access level for Plugins fixed (14106)
    • Fixed OpenID Transition issues (14433)

    Legacy

    • No issues fixed for this release

    Templates

    • RTL feeds PARAM is now saved in database which corrects RTL feeds in Milkyway and Beez (11235)
    • CSS and XHTML valid error in JA_Purity resolved, as was invalid CSS validator link (12887)
    • JA_Purity default status for Modules defined for right position now collapse correctly, when unused (12925)
    • Fixed CSS errors in rhuk_milkyway/css/template_rtl.css (13517)
    • Missing H1 text-align in rhuk_milkyway/css/template_rtl.css fixed (13570)
    • Beez template override for com_search now displays error messages correctly (13584)
    • Corrected Last Updated date for Beez Template (13632)
    • Resolved inconsistencies for Beez Template Override Page Titles (13634)
    • Contact image changes for Beez override (13700)
    • Incorrect File Reference corrected for Beez Template (13859)
    • Short PHP Notation in Beez Windows hosting bug introduced in 12798 has been fixed (14313)
    • en-GB.com_statistics.ini are now correctly deleted (14391)
    • Removed unnecessary string in JA_Purity template (14414)
    • Removed unnecessary strings in rhuk_Milkyway template (14415)

    Language

    • Language INI files that were incorrectly encoded using UTF-8 with BOM have been fixed (13499)
    • Untranslated strings in en-GB.ini after SVN 11236 are fixed (13514)
    • Fixed untranslated strings in com_weblinks (13608)
    • Fixed untranslated strings in com_contact (13626)
    • Fixed untranslated Strings in admin/mod_feed (13666)
    • Spacer values are now translatable (14308)
    • Fixed issue with JA_Purity spacer so that it is now translatable (14360)
    • Resolved remaining English string hard-coded in mod_search (14374)
    • String missing in en-GB.com_installer.ini (14389)
    • Resolved untranslated language string for "Email a Friend" feature (14395)
    • Tooltip language string in com_config corrected (13633)

    Administrator

    • Added better tooltip text for the Help Server Reset button in Global Configuration System Settings (12023)
    • Toolbar & value fixed for Media Manager button (12841)
    • JInstallerHelper Class Function description has been corrected (13574)
    • Help screens made (13616)
    • Remove default filter for Super Admininistrator and fix filter whitelist problem (13770)
    • Corrected error where Editor deleted content for default filter; UTF-8 compatibility is now enforced with JInputFilter (13901)
    • Removed old dev.joomla.org links (14227)

    System

    • query_batch corrected for SQL error (12247)
    • uri.php changes made in 1.5.7 no longer break back-end URLs if $live_site=Http has an uppercase H (12812)
    • JFolder::delete bug fixed when folder contain symbolic links on folders (12939)
    • Typo in sample_data.sql resolved (13549)
    • License correction for PHPMailer in CREDITS.php (13811)
    • Fixed error that resulted from invoking JDatabase::Query() more than once (13860)
    • Cache space is now correctly released (14317)
    • String bug for strspn() resolved (14339)
    • Weird characters removed from LICENSES.php file (14408)
    • Removed outdated link in the installer language file (14410)
    • Fixed typo in Cache Manager (14434)
    • Updated Archive_Tar to relicensed BSD version (12746)

    Statistics

    Statistics for the 1.5.9 release period:

    • Joomla 1.5.9 contains:
      • 81 issues fixed in SVN
      • 55 commits
    • Tracker activity resulted in a net decrease of 1 active issue:
      • 169 new reports
      • 92 closed
      • 81 fixed in SVN
    • At the time the 1.5.9 release was packaged, the tracker had 113 active issues:
      • 63 open
      • 47 confirmed
      • 3 pending

    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 with Joomla, find out more information here on how to report the bug.

    Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during this last release cycle include: Ian MacLennan and Mark Dexter co-coordinators; Airton Torres, Arno Zijlstra, Akarawuth Tamrareang, Alan Langford, Anthony Ferrara, Amy Stephen, Andrew Eddie, Eduardo Diaz, Elin Waring, Ercan Ozkaya, Gergo Erdosi, Hannes Papenberg, Kevin Devine, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mickael Maison, Robin Muilwijk, Samuel Moffatt, Shantanu Bala, Tibor Toth, and Wilco Jansen.

    A warm welcome to the newest members of the Joomla Bug Squad: Joe Sonne, Klas Berlič, and Mithun Kumar.