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The Joomla! Project today announced the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1.0 Stable. Joomla 3.1 the second minor release in the Joomla! 3 series.

Joomla! 3.1 CMS with Tags

A major new feature that comes with Joomla! 3.1 is Tags. Dynamic tagging is now available across all content types.

When designing a web site, or planning the content structure of a site, one is often faced with the issue of choosing between one or another category for an article.

Many times, content fits into more then one category, or you would like to provide visitors to your web site with more then one way to find the content they are looking for.

This is where the new Tags feature of the Joomla! 3.1 CMS will be very valuable.

Today the Joomla! project released the first in a new series: Joomla!® 3.0

Joomla! 3.0 comes with a brand new look & feel for the Administration area, that's the result of great work by the Joomla! UX (JUX) team. Joomla! 3.0 is Mobile Ready with a fully responsive site template, adming UI, and responsive core output.

Joomla!® 2.5.6 is now available for download.

This release is the latest in the 2.5 series, and includes updates and fixes.

If you are still using Joomla! 1.5 you should have a look at all the new features that's available in 2.5

Official support for the 1.5 series is said to end later this year, and it would be a good idea to start making plans to upgrade to the latest Long Term Support version (2.5)

Those who are still on 1.6.x or 1.7.x are sJoomla 2.5trongly encouraged to Update to 2.5 without delay, since none the 1.6 and 1.7 series are no longer supported, and not secure.

Further new features, that many will appreciate, were also added since 2.5.5

If you have not tried Joomla before, check out the online Demo, or Download Joomla! 2.5.6

Should you require help in upgrading from 1.1.x or 1.5.x to Joomla 2.5 you can get free help on the Joomla! Forums, or for professional help, you are welcome to contact me for a quote.

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: http://www.joomla.org/25

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

Joomla!® 2.5 is set to be released on the 24th of January 2012.

This release will be a Long Term Support (LTS) release, and will be supported for at least 18 months.

Joomla! 2.5 Admin
In April 2012 Joomla! 1.5 will reach end of life (EOL), and thereafterr that edtition of Joomla! will no longer be supported. We therefore recommend that you start to plan migrating your 1.5.x web site to the latest version, namely Joomla! 2.5.

If you would like to try out the new version, you can download Joomla! 2.5 Beta. Please note that you should not use this Beta version on a production site!

New Features in Joomla! 2.5