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.
|CMS Version||Available||Support||End of Life||Upgrade Type||Notes||Latest Release|
|1.5||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||Aug 2011||One-click to 2.5||Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.6 version history
|1.7||Feb 2012||One-click to 2.5||Upgrade to 2.5 now
Joomla 1.7 version history
|2.5||December 31st, 2014||One-click to 3.x||Upgrade to 3.4.0 now
Joomla 2.5 version history
|3.0||May 2013||One-click to 3.1||You should use the one click upgrade
Joomla 3.0 version history
|3.1||Dec 2013||One-click to 3.2||You should use the one click upgrade
Joomla 3.1 version history
|3.2||Oct 2014||One-click to 3.3||You should upgrade your server's PHP to 5.3.10 or greater and upgrade to 3.3
Joomla 3.2 version history
|3.3||3.4 release||One-click||Recommended for all new installs
Joomla 3.3 version history
|3.4||Feb 2015||-||-||3.5 release||One-click|
|3.11||(Autumn 2015)||-||-||≥ Oct 2017||One-click||Estimated EOL and last minor release on Joomla 3's roadmap|
A Joomla! installation contain external libraries which are included with Joomla! CMS version releases. These external libraries are not part of the core code. Please read the Notes section as they may contain more information, such as a external library version change released with a maintenance release.
|CMS Version||CMS Version Supported||Mootools||Mootools More||jQuery||jQuery UI
(Core, Widget, Mouse, Position, and Sortable)
|Bootstrap||Simple Pie||PHP Mailer||PHP UTF-8||IDNA Convert||Rapid Application Development (RAD) Framework
Akeeba's Framework on Framework(FOF)
This page provides a summary of the current development strategy published on 25 April 2014. All Joomla versions released before 25 April 2014 still follow the previous release and support cycle. You should read the full text of the Joomla development strategy for a more detailed explanation.
Joomla! is developed following Semantic Versioning (2.0.0). The use of LTS (Long Term Support) and STS (Short Term Support) is no longer relevant or observed. The terms found directly below will be used for clarity. You should understand these terms and their meanings.
Each major version of Joomla! is supported by The Joomla! ProjectTM for a limited amount of time from the initial date a major version is released. Joomla will actively develop each major version for a minimum of 2 years. This may be followed by continued development of a major version as per scheduled on a major version's roadmap. A short summary would be:
The version identifiers for Joomla follow a three level numerical convention where the levels are defined by the software change significance.
These 3 levels are defined as:
You are using Joomla version 3.3.6. This means your version is major version 3, minor version 3, patch version 6. If a patch is released for 3.3.6, it would increase your Joomla version to, 3.3.7. If a new minor version for major version 3 is released, your new Joomla version would become 3.4.0. This page will always show the current stable supported version of Joomla, including the minor and patch, in the top right corner.
"Also, for the six months after Joomla! 3.3 is released, the Joomla! Project will be releasing Security Updates for both 3.2 AND 3.3 (as well as 2.5) so any new vulnerabilities can be promptly patched with a one-click update without the need to immediately update to Joomla! 3.3, giving you time to request your hosting provider to update their PHP version."