The Joomla!® Project today announced the release of Joomla! 2.5.0

This release brings news features and easy updates, and is the third in a new series of 6-month releases.

Joomla! 2.5 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will be supported for at least 18 months.

Some of the new features include:

  • Easy Updates
  • Smart Search
  • Multi-Database Support
  • Includes New Version of Joomla Platform
  • CAPTCHA in Core
  • Linking New Menus with a Module
  • Use the Images and URL Fields to Create Simple Standardized Layouts
  • Choose whether Administrator to Get Email When New Users Register
  • Menu Item Note
  • Custom Text Filters
  • Greater Flexibility Filtering by Category in Article Manager
  • Manager for Language Overrides
  • User Notes
  • Flexible Newsfeed Order
  • Image Option for the Offline Page
  • Option to Have a Site Come Up Offline After Installation
  • Better Performance in Menu Item Edit page
  • Alternate meta tags for multi-lingual sites
  • Improving SEO: New system plugin: languagecode

To find out more about Joomla! 2.5 go to:

If you would like to find out about upgrading your site to 2.5 please contact New Web Consulting.