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  • Joomla!® 1.6 Has Arrived!

    Joomla!® 1.6.0 is now available for immediate download.

    This new version of Joomla includes more power, more control, and more options than ever before.

    Learn more about Joomla 1.6.0

    Rebuilt from the ground up in much of the application, this latest Joomla release will delight the casual site builder while helping small, medium, and enterprise businesses succeed in delivering web sites, intranets and applications to their respective markets.

    Delivering power through simplicity, Joomla 1.6 ensures its place as the popular CMS of its kind. Joomla 1.6 delivers new features to end-users and site administrators including:

    • Finer access controls for viewing and editing content with configurable user groups and viewing levels
    • A user-defined category structure, from simple one-level to complex multi-level categories
    • Installation improvements allowing for multiple extension installations in one package, updatable with a single click
    • Expanded language support for easy production of multi-lingual sites
    • Start and end publishing times for modules with more control over where they display,
    • Fresh new templates and semantic markup to please the eye as well as the search engines
    • More creative control through template styles
    • Hundreds of additional features, streamlining workflow and productivity

    With Joomla 1.6 developers will build extensions faster through all phases of design, deployment and updates.

    Advanced and rich API’s will provide new opportunities to integrate, compete and expand into existing and new markets.

    Style improvements give graphic designers more control and more flexibility to create the perfect effect for any web site and audience. Designers can now override virtually all output from the Joomla Administrator giving rise to new opportunities for functional, accessible or even mobile-friendly Administrator areas. Individual Administrator templates can be assigned to individual users allowing web masters to address any special needs.

    To learn more, or to get started building your own Joomla 1.6 web site visit and download one of the world’s most popular free Open Source content management systems.

    We invite you to join the entire Joomla project in celebrating the arrival of Joomla 1.6.

    Most importantly, congratulations to the hundreds of volunteers whose enormous effort contributed to its final release.

    Discuss this announcement on JPeople


    The following translations of this Announcement are available:

    • Spanish: Joomla!® 1.6 ¡ya ha llegado! 
    • Thai: Joomla! 1.6 มาแล้ว! 
    • Norvegian: Joomla! 1.6 er utgitt 
    • Swedish: Joomla!® 1.6 är här! 
    • Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia): Joomla 1.6 Telah Datang! 
    • Turkish: Joomla!® 1.6 Yayınlandı!
    • French: Joomla!® 1.6 est arrivé !
    • Serbian: Izašla je Joomla!® 1.6.0
    • Catalan: El Joomla!® 1.6 ja és aquí!
    • Dutch: Joomla! 1.6 nu beschikbaar!
    • German: Joomla! 1.6 fertig!
    • Hungarian: Megérkezett a Joomla!® 1.6!
    • Italian: E' arrivato Joomla!® 1.6.0!
    • Lithuanian: Joomla!® 1.6.0 išleista
    • Estonian: Joomla! 1.6 on saabunud
    • Romanian:  A apărut Joomla!® 1.6
    • Macedonian: Joomla!® 1.6 дојде!
    • Albanian: Mbrriti Joomla 1 pik 6
    • Japanese: Joomla!® 1.6 が届きました!
    • Persian: joomla! سری ۱.۶ می رسد
    • Slovak: Joomla 1.6 je tu!
    • Polish: Joomla 1.6 wydany
    • Traditional Chinese: Joomla!® 1.6已經到來!
    • Russian: Здравствуй, Joomla 1.6!
    • Arabic: الإعلان الرسمي لإطلاق جوملا! 1.6
    • Portuguese: Joomla 1.6 já chegou!
    • Greek: Το Joomla 1.6 Έφτασε !!!
    • Ukrainian: Вийшла Joomla!® 1.6 — нові ідеї та ідеологія Joomla!
    • Khmer: Joomla!® ១.៦ បាន​មកដល់​ហើយ!
    • more to be added

    Thank you to the Translation Teams for their help!

  • The Offical Joomla! Book is Available at Amazon

    /images/stories/joomlabookcover1.pngIn October 2022 Joomla!Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.

    Now, The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Official Joomla! Book, the first in the series of publications, was released for sale at Amazon and InformIT on December 23, 2022.  The same day the book was rated #2 on the Hot New Releases in Programming list from and #40 on the Bestsellers list in programming.

    Today released a Kindle version of the Official Joomla! Book available for purchase.  

    Purchases of Joomla!Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla! Press please click here.

    Get the Book!

  • Joomla! Community Magazine | January 2022

    The January issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!


    A special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Theo van der Zee.

    Editor’s Introduction

    Joomla! - We Keep It Movin' by Cristina Solana

    Feature stories

    Alice Grevet invites us to Party Like It's Joomla! 1.6
    Jon Neubauer invokes Camelot: Ask not what Joomla! can do for you...
    Matt Lipscomb offers up more Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 3)

    Leadership Connections

    Alice Grevet maps out the New Year with Open Source Matters: December 2022 Report
    Matt Lipscomb talks with Paul Orwig, Sandra Warren, Ron Severdia and Louis Landry:The 2022 Video Interviews - Part 3

    Website Case Studies

    Robert Vining looks at migrating/upgrading from Mambo to Joomla! in this month's Website Case Study: Kineo E-Learning

    Extensions and Services Evaluations

    Team EAsE sez: Back it up, back it up, back it up! Backup Now! - You know you should!
    Team EAsE Podcast: Passwords - Don't walk in front of a Bus!

    JUGs and Events

    Jon Neubauer gets the inside scoop on JAB11: Interview with Robert Deutz & Brian Teeman
    Dianne Henning sends out a casting call for your Joomla! videos with Lights, Camera, Action!

    Did you know…?

    Milena Mitova makes it look as easy as ABC with her Tried and Tested Tools for Building a Teacher-Friendly School Website
    Theo van der Zee shares some Zen enlightenment and explains What Joomla! and Bonsai Trees Have In Common

    Designer's studio

    Anthony Olsen offers his Top 10 Joomla! Template Picks for 2022

    Administrator's toolkit

    Nicholas Dionysopoulos takes us to the dark world of ownership, users, groups and permissions. 777: The number of the beast

    Book Reviews

    Bo Astrup reviews ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! Site Cookbook which serves up some tasty recipes for successful form configuration and implementation.

    Joomla! in the Press/Media

    Mark Bender logs in with Joomla! in the Press/Media - January 2022

    On the lighter side...

    Yepr pops a cork with Jane Beyond & friends

    The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!

    Prolific poets,
    punsters and word masters too,
    spread the Joomla! love... Post your Haiku here for January 2022 This month's theme: Resolutions!


    We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

  • Joomla 1.6 RC1 Now Available
    Joomla 1.6 RC

    The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 RC1 (download). This is our first -- and we hope only -- release candidate. IMPORTANT NOTE: This is still an evaluation version and is not intended for running a production site.

    Before the release of 1.6.0, we will be performing a security audit of version 1.6. It is anticipated that there will be additional security fixes applied to version 1.6 RC1 before the release of 1.6.0.

    Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 15 release on 29 November, we have fixed approximately 121 issues in the tracker. We have closed an additional 46 tracker issues.

    At the present time, we have no High or Medium High issues in the tracker, which is why we are able to release 1.6 Release Candidate 1. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks for all your hard work!

    See the CHANGELOG for details of what has been changed in this release.

    What's next?

    This is the first -- and we hope -- only release candidate release. We plan to release version 1.6.0 on 10 January 2022, assuming we don't find any High or Medium High issues that we are unable to fix before then.

    Download here:

    Related Links:

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  • Joomla Ranks Strongly in CMS Market Share Studies

    As the year 2022 draws to a close, we are pleased to share two recent reports comparing numerous CMS solutions where Joomla! proves to be a top contender:

    Idealware ( is a non-profit organization in the US that provides software research for the non-profit community.  This report, titled “2022 Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Plone” not only gives high rankings to the Joomla project, but also reports, “The final tally showed Joomla as the market leader, followed by WordPress, then Drupal, then Plone.” Download the Idealware report.

    Additionally, Joomla! does very well as a community-driven project alongside corporate-supported Wordpress and Drupal in the "2022 Open Source CMS Market Share Report" published by Water & Stone ( Referred to as "The Big Three", the report concludes that Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal remain firmly in command of the market. The report assesses 20 Open Source Content Management Systems on a variety of metrics related to Rate of Adoption and Brand Strength. Download the Water & Stone report.

    Together may all who contribute to Joomla! celebrate and take pride in these findings!

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