The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.27. This is a maintenance release addressing issues with yesterday’s 2.5.26 release. This release addresses an issue related to the core update component. This release is considered a security release since it includes two resolved security issues associated with 2.5.26.
Special Download Instructions
Because of the issue with the update component, users who are running 2.5.26 will be unable to update to 2.5.27 using Joomla's update component. These users will be required to update their Joomla! installation via the Extension Manager. Instructions for updating via the Extension Manager can be found on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki. Users who are running Joomla! 2.5.25 or earlier will be able to update using the update component. The Joomla! Documentation Wiki contains full instructions on how to update your site.
2.5 End of Life Update
As previously noted, the 2.5 series will reach end of life at the end of 2014, which will mark the end of support for this series. At this time, we project that 2.5.28 will be the last scheduled maintenance release, due in approximately six to eight weeks, the typical timeframe between Joomla! releases.
Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.
*Please clear your browser's cache after upgrading
Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.
Check the Joomla 2.5.27 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.
Statistics for the 2.5.27 release period
See the Joomla! 2.5.26 Milestone on GitHub for details of the items fixed.
Security Issues Fixed
How can you help Joomla! development?
There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.
The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.
If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Nick Savov, our Bug Squad coordinator.
You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.
Thank you to the community members who were active in the testing and resolution of the issues addressed in this release:
Constantin Romankiewicz, Dmitry Rekun, Jean-Marie Simonet, Johannes S-F, Michael Babker, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Paulos Matos, Tobias Zulauf.
Joomla! Bug Squad
Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! Issue Tracker.
Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.
Bug Squad Leadership: Nick Savov, Coordinator.
Joomla! Security Strike Team
A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.