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Joomla! CMS versions

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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 to find details on exact release date, release notes and package and MD5s.

  • 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 Latest Release
Bugs Security
1.5
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Sept 2012 Migration to 2.5 Plan to migrate to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.5 version history
EOL at 1.5.26
1.6
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Aug 2011 One-click to 2.5 Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.6 version history
EOL at 1.6.6
1.7
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Feb 2012 One-click to 2.5 Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.7 version history
EOL at 1.7.5
2.5
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Mar 2014 One-click to 3.x Recommended as-needed basis for new installs
Joomla 2.5 version history
2.5.19
3.0
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May 2013 One-click to 3.1 You should use the one click upgrade to Joomla 3.1
Joomla 3.0 version history
EOL at 3.0.3
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Oct 2013 One-click to 3.2 Recommended for most new installs
Joomla 3.1 version history
3.2.3
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 - -