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.

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

As promised by the Joomla! Production Leadership Team, Joomla!® 1.7.0 was released in July 2011 (6 months after the release of 1.6).Joomla 1.7

Both 1.6 and 1.7 are Short Term Support releases, and the next release will be a Long Term Support release.

For most people the upgrade from 1.6 to 1.7 will only one click, and most 1.6 Extensions should be compatible with 1.7

Joomla 1.5.x is a Long Term Support release, and will still be supported into 2012, but for new web sites, we will be using Joomla 1.7

Learn more about Joomla! 1.7

With South Africa's Local Elections this month, the politicians are making sure they are also active on the Internet.

Brett Herron

I set up a WordPress blog for Brett Herron who's a Ward Candidate for the DA in Cape Town.

Joomla 1.6

The Joomla!® project today released the latest version of one of the world's most popular Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS).

Joomla 1.6.0 comes packed with new features that will make life easier for Web Developers, Designers and web site Administrators.