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The history of Joomla

Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL or (since version 2.5) MS SQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.

As of March 2012, Joomla has been downloaded over 30 million times. Over 10,000 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the Internet after WordPress.

 

 

Joomla 1.0 was released on September 22, 2005 as a re-branded release of Mambo 4.5.2.3 that combined other bug and moderate-level security fixes.

Joomla 1.5 was released on January 22, 2008. The latest release of this version was 1.5.26 on March 27, 2012.[23] This version was the first to attain long term support (LTS). LTS versions are released each three major or minor releases and are supported until three months after the next LTS version is released.[24]

Joomla 1.6 was released on January 10, 2011.[25][26] This version adds a full access control list functionality plus, user-defined category hierarchy, and admin interface improvements.[27]

Joomla 1.7 was released on July 19, 2011, six months after 1.6.0.[28] This version adds enhanced security and improved migration tools.[29]

Joomla 2.5 was released on January 24, 2012, six months after 1.7.0. This version is a long term support (LTS) release. Originally this release was to be 1.8.0, however the developers announced August 9 that they would rename it to fit into a new version number scheme in which every LTS release is an X.5 release. This version was the first to run on other databases besides MySQL.

Joomla 3.0 was released on September 27, 2012. Originally, it was supposed to be released in July 2012; however, the January/July release schedule was uncomfortable for volunteers, and the schedule was changed to September/March releases. On December 24, 2012, it was decided to add one more version (3.2) to the 3.x series to improve the development life cycle and extend the support of LTS versions. This will be apply on 4.x series also.

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Joomla 3.5 is here
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Thumbnail A mail dropped into my inbox this morning informing me that Joomla have released version 3.5. Amongst other new features, Joomla 3.5 supports PHP7 which speeds the site up significantly.  I have upgraded...
Joomla Bugs and Fixes
Monday, 30 December 2013
Thumbnail I am posting this blog article to catalogue bugs encountered during Joomla builds to both help myself refer back to them if ever the bug rears it's head and to help out anyone who is having problems with...
Joomla and working with design agencies
Monday, 02 September 2013
Thumbnail I have worked with several design agencies over the last couple of years. Agencies sometimes contact me because their client wants a new design and have decided that they want to continue using...
What does a Joomla developer do?
Sunday, 01 September 2013
Thumbnail A Joomla developer's main role is to set up and maintain the technical side of the Joomla content management system. The content management system consists of several thousand files that work and...
Thumbnail I started using Joomla when version 1.5 was released way back in 2008. I had a mix of work that took in the previous version, 1.0 and the newer version, 1.5. There was never an easy upgrade path...
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The history of Joomla
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Thumbnail Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5) and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL or (since version 2.5) MS SQL database, and...
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