Updates for Joomla are necessary to maintain the stability, security and functionality of the system.
Updates for Joomla 3.x
Unofficial Joomla 2.5.999 Update
Unofficial Joomla 1.5.999 Update
Regular Joomla updates have several advantages. The security increases, through the security patches. Errors are fixed, which were found. This makes the system as a whole more stable and also introduces minor improvements. Usually every 3-7 weeks new Joomla versions are released. On average this means 10 updates per year. In rare cases, two patches are also released in a short time to fix a bug in the last version. Most important is a timely update in case of a Joomla security hole. Therefore you have to read the patch notes of the respective Joomla version. Security holes are classified in Low, Middle and High. With "Middle" and "High" you should install the update within the shortest possible time. Because many "High" vulnerabilities are now very quickly exploited. There are cases known, where after 2 hours a vulnerability becomes known, it has already been exploited. Therefore regular and timely Joomla updates are very important. You can order us to do the updates or you can book one of our maintenance contracts, where we take care of the updates. Our approach is always the same. We make a backup of your current website, update the language files, extensions, plugins, templates and Joomla itself. Afterwards we perform a function check. If we notice any errors, we try to fix them. With a small Joomla installation an update is usually possible without problems. In cases where the effort is more difficult to estimate, we will weigh up all possible alternatives in advance to give you the best possible result in the end.
The Joomla 3 series is backwards compatible with each other and can be updated up to the latest Joomla 3.x version. This series was released on 27.09.2012 and is still being developed and officially supported. The last Joomla 3 series version is the most secure, stable and comprehensive Joomla version.
The Joomla versions 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 form a series, although the versioning does not suggest it. The series is backwards compatible with each other and can be updated until the last Joomla 2.5 version. This series was released on 14.12.2010. The last version was released on 12/10/2014. This Joomla version was supported for 3 years, 11 months and 26 days. On average every 35 days a new update was released and in total there were 42 updates for this Joomla series. Joomla 2.5 is no longer developed and supported. Therefore you cannot update this version if you are already using the last official version. However, there is still an unofficial Joomla 2.5.999 version that fixes some security holes. You have the possibility of a migration to the Joomla 3 series.
Joomla 1.5 was released on 22.01.2008 The last version was released on 27.03.2012. This Joomla version was supported for 4 years, 7 months and 9 days. On average every 62 days a new update was released and in total there were 16 updates for Joomla 1.5 . Joomla 1.5 is no longer developed and supported. Therefore you cannot update this version if you are already using the last official version. However, there still exists an unofficial Joomla 1.5.999 version, which fixes some security holes.
Joomla 1.0 was released on 15.09.2005 The last version was released on 21.02.2008. This Joomla version was supported for 3 years, 5 months and 11 days. On average every 76 days a new update was released and in total there were 16 updates for Joomla 1.0 . Joomla 1.0 is no longer developed and supported. Therefore you cannot update this version if you are already using the last official version.