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Check for the latest Joomla! CMS version. If you are not on the latest release, read the release notes to see if you need to upgrade.  If a release is being made in order to address security issues then it is strongly advised that you upgrade as soon as possible. You can see the release history of each series in the table below. Click the version history link in the notes column.
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*Normally, you should use the latest version of Joomla! for a new site unless you have a specific reason not to.
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*The latest version can be downloaded from the [http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=index Joomla! download site].
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==Joomla! CMS versions==
 
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{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0 style="text-align:center; border-collapse:collapse; border-color:#000;"
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | CMS Version
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | CMS Version
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Available
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Available
 
|  colspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Support
 
|  colspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Support
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|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | End of Life
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Upgrade Type
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Upgrade Type
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Notes
 
|  rowspan=2 style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Notes
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|  style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Bugs
 
|  style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Bugs
 
|  style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Security
 
|  style="text-align:center; background-color:#4a86e8; font-weight:bold;" | Security
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|  style='display:none;' |  
 
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Migration to 3.x
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Sept 2012
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Plan to migrate to 3.x now
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Migration to 2.5
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Plan to migrate to 2.5 now<br/>[[Joomla 1.5 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; font-weight:bold;" | 1.6
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; font-weight:bold;" | 1.6
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Aug 2011
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | One-click to 2.5
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | One-click to 2.5
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Upgrade to 2.5 now
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Upgrade to 2.5 now<br/>[[Joomla 1.6 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; font-weight:bold;" | 1.7
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; font-weight:bold;" | 1.7
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Feb 2012
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | One-click to 2.5
 
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | One-click to 2.5
|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Upgrade to 2.5 now
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc;" | Upgrade to 2.5 now<br/>[[Joomla 1.7 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#fce5cd; font-weight:bold;" | 2.5
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; font-weight:bold;" | 2.5
|  style="background-color:#fce5cd;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#fce5cd;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#fce5cd;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#fce5cd;" | One-click to 3.x
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | Mar 2014
|  style="background-color:#fce5cd;" | Plan to upgrade to 3.5 in Mar 2014
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | One-click to 3.x
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | Recommended as-needed basis for new installs<br/>[[Joomla 2.5 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:120px; font-weight:bold;" | 3.0
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px; font-weight:bold;" | 3.0
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:120px;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:120px;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:120px;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px;" | [[File:X-mark.png|center]]
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:120px;" | One-click to 3.1
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px;" | May 2013
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; width:306px;" | Best bet for most new sites
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:100px;" | One-click to 3.1
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|  style="background-color:#f4cccc; width:306px;" | You should use the one click upgrade to Joomla 3.1<br/>[[Joomla 3.0 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; font-weight:bold;" | 3.1
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3; font-weight:bold;" | 3.1
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|Checkmark.png]](Beta)
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|Checkmark.png]]
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | [[File:Checkmark.png|center]]
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | Oct 2013
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | One-click to 3.2
 
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | One-click to 3.2
|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | Best bet for most new sites
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|  style="background-color:#d9ead3;" | Recommended for most new installs<br/>[[Joomla 3.1 version history]]
 
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|  style="background-color:#fff; font-weight:bold;" | 3.2
 
|  style="background-color:#fff; font-weight:bold;" | 3.2
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | Sep 2013
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|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | Sept 2013
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
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|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | May 2014
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | One-click to 3.5
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | One-click to 3.5
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  |  
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  |  
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|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
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|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | Mar 2016
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | One-click to 4.0
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | One-click to 4.0
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  |  
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  |  
 
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|  style="background-color:#fff; font-weight:bold;"  | 4.0
 
|  style="background-color:#fff; font-weight:bold;"  | 4.0
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | Sep 2014
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|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | Sept 2014
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
|  style="background-color:#fff;"  | -
 
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[[Category:Joomla! versions]]

Revision as of 19:59, 25 June 2013

Check for the latest Joomla! CMS version. If you are not on the latest release, read the release notes to see if you need to upgrade. If a release is being made in order to address security issues then it is strongly advised that you upgrade as soon as possible. You can see the release history of each series in the table below. Click the version history link in the notes column.

  • Normally, you should use the latest version of Joomla! for a new site unless you have a specific reason not to.
  • The latest version can be downloaded from the Joomla! download site.

Joomla! CMS versions

CMS Version Available Support End of Life Upgrade Type Notes
Bugs Security
1.5
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
Sept 2012 Migration to 2.5 Plan to migrate to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.5 version history
1.6
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
Aug 2011 One-click to 2.5 Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.6 version history
1.7
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
Feb 2012 One-click to 2.5 Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.7 version history
2.5
Checkmark.png
Checkmark.png
Checkmark.png
Mar 2014 One-click to 3.x Recommended as-needed basis for new installs
Joomla 2.5 version history
3.0
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
X-mark.png
May 2013 One-click to 3.1 You should use the one click upgrade to Joomla 3.1
Joomla 3.0 version history
3.1 Checkmark.png
Checkmark.png
Checkmark.png
Oct 2013 One-click to 3.2 Recommended for most new installs
Joomla 3.1 version history
3.2 Sept 2013 - - May 2014 One-click to 3.5
3.5 Mar 2014 - - Mar 2016 One-click to 4.0
4.0 Sept 2014 - -