The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla3.1.1. This is not a security release. This release fixes some problems introduced in the 3.1.0 release. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.
The update process is very simple, and complete instructions areavailable here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.
Note: Please read the instructions below.
Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.
Check the Joomla 3.1.1 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.
See http://developer.joomla.org/version-3-1-1-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.
Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. Thus, if you're running a Joomla 3.0 site, please one-click upgrade, within the Joomla! Update component, to Joomla 3.1 to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes.
Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5 scheduled for Spring 2014. Joomla 2.5 users do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.1.
Moving to Joomla 3.x from Joomla 2.5 will be a mini-migration not an upgrade, although for the core of Joomla! the migration should be simple. However, it is likely that templates for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3 as will many extensions. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use.
Support for Joomla 1.5 ended in April of 2012 and we continued to support it unofficially until the end of 2012 for medium to high priority security issues.
Does that mean your 1.5 site will suddenly stop working? No, your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you won’t be getting bug fixes or security fixes. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate from 1.5.
Moving from 2.5 to any Joomla 3 version is relatively simple, since Joomla has made the process easy for newer versions. Unfortunately, moving from 1.5 is not a trivial task. Fortunately, there are two good extensions that make the process easier: jUpgrade and SPUpgrade.
You have a choice of going straight to Joomla 3.0 or going to 2.5 first. Both jUpgrade and SPUpgrade have versions ready for both versions. Please consult with their documentation on how to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.0/2.5.
For most new/migrated sites, the Joomla! 3 series is the preferred series and starting on it avoids a mini-migration from Joomla 2.5 later down the road. Starting on the Joomla 3 series for a new/migrated site, also provides you with longer backward compatible support (with one-click upgrades) than starting a new site on 2.5 right now, because support for 3.x ends in 2016.
Thanks 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! CMS Issue Tracker.
Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Aleksander Linkov, Alonzo Turner, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Matthew, Angelika Reisiger, Artur Alves, Arunas Mazeika, Ashan Fernando, Ashwin Date, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Chris Smith, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Don Gilbert, Edgars Piruška, Elijah Madden, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, George Wilson, Harald Leithner, Jacques Rentzke, Janich Rasmussen, Javier Gómez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jon Neubauer, Julien Vonthron, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Khai Vu Dinh, Lu Nguyen, marco dings, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Mihàly Marti, Mihir Chhatre, Mike Biolsi, Nick Savov, Ofer Cohen, Parth Lawate, Patrick Alt, Peter van Westen, Piotr Konieczny, Ram Tripathi, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ruth Cheesley, sajal soni, Seth Warburton, Stefania Gaianigo, Tessa Mero, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.
Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: Jean-Marie Simonet, Elin Waring, David Hurley, and Brian Teeman.
A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, David Hurley, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.
This release is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers. Thank you so very much for making Joomla the best CMS on the planet!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The project also wants to thank all of the people who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 1.6,1.7, 2.5, & 3.0, 3.1, and to those who have worked very hard on the Joomla Framework.