Category Archives: Joomla


Joomla 1.5.8 Released

On November 10th, 2008 Joomla 1.5.8 [Wohnaiki] was released. This release contains a number of bug fixes and two moderate-level security fixes.  Two moderate-level security issues were fixed in this release: Default filtering for content & Filtering for Web Link descriptions. For more information visit:


Joomla 1.5.6 High Risk Security Issue Fix Released August 12th

On August 26th, 2008 – Joomla 1.5.6 [Vusani] was released. This is a quick turnaround security release to address a high level security issue and it is recommended all users upgrade immediately.  Release notes: SECURITY [HIGH] Fixed security hole in reset logic to check for proper token length. For more information:

Joomla! 1.5.5 Released – Monday, 28 July 2008

The Joomla! community released Joomla! 1.5.5 [Mamni] on Monday July 28th 2008. This is a quick turnaround release to address the Duplicate Title error from 1.5.4 . This release also contains important SEF URL improvements and fixes for com_content in addition to a number of bug fixes and improvements.

I just noticed Joomla 1.5.4 was released earlier this month

Joomla! 1.5.4 [Naiki] is a normal maintenance release which includes a few low to moderate security issues, many bug fixes, and several very nice improvements. It has been a little over ten weeks since Joomla! 1.5.3 was released on April 24, 2008. The Development Working Group’s goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla! community containing the latest bug fixes and minor enhancements.

So far I have really enjoyed working with Joomla version 1.5.x.  I’ve been integrating that with the Virtuemart shopping cart.  I think the guys at Virtuemart are doing a fantastic job, however there are many code tweaks that need to be made before you are able to realistically send any customers to your store.  Most of them are pretty small, but hopefully they will be fixed in near-future Virtuemart releases.  They seem so basic an obvious to me….

Joomla 1.5 Stable, and VirtueMart 1.1 Stable both Released Recently

Over the last couple of months Joomla released a stable version of thier 1.5 CMS platform, and VirtueMart released a Version 1.1.0 Stable platform to support the newer Joomla CMS. This combination is truly a blessing.  However these releases are fairly new, and I am still finding small bugs, and seemingly obvious configuration setting that aren’t there. While this combination is great, don’t expect to get your site running overnight.