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Joomla Security & Maintenance release: 3.3.6 and 2.5.27

joomla security releaseJoomla 3.3.6 and 2.5.27 now available. These releases include both Security & Maintenance updates.

This is a maintenance release addressing issues with yesterday's 3.3.5 & 2.5.26 release. This release addresses an issue related to the core update component, one regression in the user password reset process, and adds a fallback upgrade mechanism for the update component.

This release is also considered a security release since it includes two resolved security issues that was included in 3.3.5 and 2.5.26

A 3.2.7 an release is also available for users who are still using Joomla! 3.2 which addresses the security issues and the upgrade component bug.

Those who have updated to 3.3.5 and 2.5.26 need to follow the Special Download Instructions that are available here:
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5569-joomla-3-3-6-released.html

or: http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5568-joomla-2-5-27-released.html

Michael Babker, of the Joomla! Production Leadership Team (PLT), acknowledges that there's been challenges with recent Jooma! CMS releases:

"While we strive to be as efficient as possible, there are times when things don't go smoothly, causing stress and headaches for our user base and the community members who test and prepare our releases. This last week has been an example of some rough times for our releases, and though no single person or group is to blame for any of the issues that we've experienced with these last releases, they do highlight areas where our teams and workflows can improve."

Read the full post over at developer.joomla.org

Happy 9th Birthday to Joomla!

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Today we celebrate the 9th Birthday of Joomla!

Joomla!® is a popular Free and Open Source (FOSS) Content Management System (CMS) or also referred to as a Content Management Framework (CMF).

On the 1st of September, 2005 the birth of Joomla! was announced, and on the 15th of September the first release was introduced to the world.

One year on, and Joomla! celebrated its first birthday with "more than 2,5 million downloads" and "over 50 thousand members and fast approaching half a million posts" on the Joomla! Forum. 

Fast forward to 2014, and the Joomla! CMS is still going strong with:

Happy Birthday Joomla!, and thank you to all the volunteers.

 

Eyethu Events new web site

We are proud to announce the relaunch of the Eyethu Events web site.

Their old web site, that was built on Joomla! CMS 1.5, served them well for many years, but it was time for a fresh new look, built with the latest version of the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) software. 

Static Black Media created the new design, and we converted this to a responsive (mobile-friendly) Bootstrap template and migrated the web site content to Joomla! 3.

Eyethu Events

The South African Law School web site relaunch

We are proud to announce the relaunch of the South African Law School web site.

The old web site content was migrated from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 3.x and a new responsive template created. A new site structure and menu was also created.

Using Twitter Bootstrap, the responsive design allows for the site to layout to adapt to the device you are viewing it on.

South African Law School responsive design

Avoid Spammy SEO techniques

"Do the good guys still stand a chance?"

Matt Cutts, who's head of the Google Webspam team, answers a question on the Google Webmasters channel, from a small company that hired a SEO firm, that destroyed their rankings with spam backlinks.

Matt confirms that Google is getting better in fighting spam, and confirms that the good guys still stand a chance, if they don't spam.