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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.

Following the launch of the Joomla! 4 series, the Joomla! Project will continue to support the Joomla! 3 series for a period of two years following t he release date of the last Joomla! 3 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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