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Joomla! Series, and Versions. What's the difference?

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukWhen talking to customers it sometimes becomes apparent that there is a degree of confusion about the wording used to distinguish between later and earlier releases of the Joomla! CMS.

Hopefully, this short article will help clarify matters.


Joomla! Series

A Joomla! Series (example: Joomla! 3) commences with the release of a Major version of the Joomla! CMS.


Joomla! Versions

There are three types of version: Major, Minor and Patch.

How often are new Series scheduled?

It used to be every two years or so but not any more.

The next Series will be Joomla! 4 but no launch date has yet been announced.

Irrespective of when Joomla! 4 is launched, the Joomla! Project will continue to support the Joomla! 3 series for a period of two years after the last minor release.

Joomla! Series and Versions Explained

Here is a link to a great presentation by Sander Potjer (developer of the ACL Manager 3rd party extension) which nicely illustrates the Joomla! Development Cycle.

Read more: Joomla Series and Versions Explained.

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