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Joomla 2.5.10 Updated & 3.1 Released

Joomla 2.5.10 LTS Updated & Joomla 3.1 STR Released

Exciting news, Yesterday Joomla 3.1.0 str was released and Joomla! 2.5 lts was updated to version 10.

Let’s take a closer look at both releases

Joomla 2.5.10 LTS

This is mainly a security release but it also contains several issues and bug fixes (7 security issues fixed / 38 bugs fixed). Needless to say…You should update your Joomla! LTS to this new version. The update process should only take you a couple of minutes and it’s 1 click easy using the Joomla! built-in updater. Some users have problems with the automatic update process but that is related to their hosting provider configuration. In these cases we recommend you to get a proper specialized Joomla Hosting Provider. Here at TechGasp we just update more than 30 websites and it took us literally 5 minutes to do them all… why… because we are the best joomla hosting provider, click the top hosting banner and check it out.

Joomla 3.1 STR

As we said previously, Joomla 3.1 is paving the way for the new long term release. You probably already know but, here it goes… the short term releases should not be used in production websites, they are intended for Joomla developers and joomla enthusiasts. This second minor 3.x release as come out of alpha and beta and is now a stable. If you already have Joomla 3.0 then the upgrade process is 1 easy click. In case of trouble, read above what was said regarding upgrading joomla 2.5.10, get a proper hosting provider. Joomla! 3.1 fixes 7 security issues and 242 bugs.

Exciting new features of Joomla! 3.x

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package
  • A new responsive administrator template–Isis– and interface
  • A new front end template–Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap
  • Updated accessible template called Beez3
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS
  • Multi language: adding items associations in remaining core components
  • Language Installation tool for the Joomla Installer
  • Items associations in multi-language
  • Allow different update packages for different version dev levels

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