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* Check for the latest 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 here:
 
* Check for the latest 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 here:
 
**{{JVer|1.5}} [[Joomla 1.5 version history]]
 
**{{JVer|1.5}} [[Joomla 1.5 version history]]
**{{JVer|1.6}} [[Joomla 1.6 version history]]
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**{{JVer|1.6}} [[Joomla 1.6 version history]] (Version 1.6 reached end of life on 19 August 2011, support has ended.)
**{{JVer|1.7}} [[Joomla 1.7 version history]]
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**{{JVer|1.7}} [[Joomla 1.7 version history]] (Version 1.7 reached end of life on 24 February 2012, support has ended.)
* If you are running an earlier release of the current version (for example, you are running 1.6.1 and the current version is 1.6.6), you should upgrade to the current version if you experience any problems. Each minor release fixes a number of bugs, so it is always good practice to upgrade to the latest minor version as a first step in troubleshooting a problem.
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**{{JVer|2.5}} [[Joomla 2.5 version history]]
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* If you are running an earlier release of the current version (for example, you are running 2.5.1 and the current version is 2.5.6), you should upgrade to the current version. Each minor release fixes a number of bugs and/or security issues. It is always good practice to upgrade to the latest minor version as a first step in troubleshooting a problem and fixing any newly discovered security issues.
  
If you have a site that is working well on an older Joomla! version, you do not need to upgrade the site. At the time of this writing, both Joomla! version 1.5 and 1.7 are supported, although all new development effort is going into version 1.7. Version 2.5 is planned for release in a few months time.
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Many Joomla! Extensions have been released for version 2.5, with more being offered each week. Generally, any extension created for 1.6 and 1.7 will work on a Joomla! version 2.5 installation. There may be specific cases where an Extension is available for version 1.5 and not available for versions 1.7 or 2.5. This could be a reason to continue using Joomla! version 1.5.
  
Many Joomla! Extensions have been released for version 1.7, with more being offered each week. However, there may be specific cases where an Extension is available for version 1.5 and not available for version 1.7, and this could be a reason to use version 1.5.
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[[Category:FAQ]]
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[[Category:Version 1.0 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.0 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.5 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.5 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.6 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.6 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.7 FAQ]]
 
[[Category:Version 1.7 FAQ]]
[[Category:Getting Started FAQ]]
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[[Category:Version 2.5 FAQ]]
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[[Category:Getting Started FAQ]]</noinclude>

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