Brief Discussion on Joomla! Versions

Joomla is one of the leading open-source content management frameworks that used for publishing web content. This framework built on a model–view–controller web application framework and has 4 different types of versions. Written in PHP, Joomla uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques in previous version and stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL since version 2.5.

Joomla! CMS has some remarkable features like RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, page caching, news flashes, and support for language internationalization, blogs, polls and search. More than 35 million times Joomla! CMS has been downloaded as of July 2013 and the counting is still increasing. Developers can get more than 6,000 free and commercial extensions from the official Joomla! Extension Directory and many more from other sources. Joomla! secures its second position and well-known the most useful CMS among users and developers.

Joomla version 1

Released on September 22, 2005, Joomla! CMS is re-branded release of Mambo, which is excellent combination of bug and moderate-level security fixes. Its sub versions deliver long-term support (LTS) and have full access control list functionality and user-defined category hierarchy, and admin interface improvements. Joomla 1.7 version that released on July 19, 2011 gives improved security and migration tools to its users.

Joomla version 2

The second version of Joomla! 2.5 was released on January 24, 2012 that has a long term support (LTS) release. The upcoming versions of this CMS have an X.5 release. Moreover, this is the primary version to run on other databases besides MySQL.

Joomla version 3

Joomla 3.0 comes with some remarkable collection of features like Twitter Bootstrap, Beez3, PostgreSQL Driver, PHP Memcached Driver, JFeed, Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6, Unit testing in the CMS and so on. This version was released on September 27, 2012 and includes the present version of 12.2 of the Joomla! Platform along with large number of new and improved packages.

These are remarkable Joomla! versions that leave its identity to the developer and user’s mind and make content management systems more popular. If you want to develop any application/ site for Joomla!, then let us know your requirements. Check out our work through our Portfolio section.