The Joomla! development team has released two updates for their Joomla! CMS script.
The Joomla! developers are currently maintaining two release trees, version 1.5 a legacy version, and version 1.7 the latest version. There is a security update for each version.
Release notes for these updates are at:
Depending on which release tree you are using, you should upgrade to the newest version of that release tree. All Joomla! script users should update to avoid hacking and website exploits!
For instructions on upgrading see the Joomla! guides:
If you need help, we can assist you in upgrading an existing Joomla! 1.7 site to 1.7.2. Just open a support ticket and we will look into it. We will need your Joomla! administrator username and password.
We have recently updated our servers to support PHP 5.3 (currently 5.3.8, but we will keep this up to date with the latest version of 5.3).
We are currently running a dual system with PHP, supporting both PHP 5.2 and PHP 5.3. Everything still defaults to the normal PHP 5.2 version. But if you have a special need for PHP 5.3, we can enable PHP 5.3 for your website.
Just shoot us a support ticket and we’ll be happy to switch your account over to PHP 5.3.
Eventually all systems will have to be switched over to PHP 5.3 by default, but we don’t have any time estimate for when that will be. When PHP 5.3 was first released there were a lot of compatibility issues with scripts due to changes in PHP 5.3 from PHP 5.2, so that is why we did not immediately upgrade and it’s why we are not switching to PHP 5.3 by default.
If you have any questions at all about this, please feel free to open a support ticket and our support team will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
An updated to Joomla! has been release, version 1.7.1. All Joomla! users are encouraged to upgrade. This is a security release and fixes a security hole in previous version. Failing to update can lead to your website being hacked.
For more information see: