Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe hope this short article helps you better understand the the difference between a Joomla! Series, a Joomla! Version and a Joomla! Patch.

 

Joomla! Series

A Joomla! Series (example: Joomla! 5) commences with the release of a Major version of the Joomla! CMS.

 

Joomla! Versions & Patches

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

A major version is released when backward compatibility breaks are introduced in the Joomla! Development Cycle.

Example: Joomla! 5.

A minor version is released when new features are added but backward compatibility is not broken.

Example: Joomla! 5.1.

A patch version is released when bug fixes or security fixes are implemented.

These are also called patches.

Example: Joomla! 5.1.1.

What happens after the launch of a new Series?

The Joomla! Project commit to providing security support for the previous version of Joomla! CMS for a period of time after the launch of a new Series.

Joomla! 4.4 (the last minor release of the Joomla! 4 Series) will be supported by The Joomla! Project for a period of two years after the launch of the Joomla! 5 Series.

The Joomla! 5 Series was launched on 17 October 2023.

Joomla! Project support for Joomla! 4 is scheduled to end in October 2025.

If you need help migrating your website to the latest version and release, just ask.

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe hope this short article helps you better understand the the difference between a Joomla! Series, a Joomla! Version and a Joomla! Patch.

 

Joomla! Series

A Joomla! Series (example: Joomla! 5) commences with the release of a Major version of the Joomla! CMS.

 

Joomla! Versions & Patches

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

A major version is released when backward compatibility breaks are introduced in the Joomla! Development Cycle.

Example: Joomla! 5.

A minor version is released when new features are added but backward compatibility is not broken.

Example: Joomla! 5.1.

A patch version is released when bug fixes or security fixes are implemented.

These are also called patches.

Example: Joomla! 5.1.1.

What happens after the launch of a new Series?

The Joomla! Project commit to providing security support for the previous version of Joomla! CMS for a period of time after the launch of a new Series.

Joomla! 4.4 (the last minor release of the Joomla! 4 Series) will be supported by The Joomla! Project for a period of two years after the launch of the Joomla! 5 Series.

The Joomla! 5 Series was launched on 17 October 2023.

Joomla! Project support for Joomla! 4 is scheduled to end in October 2025.

If you need help migrating your website to the latest version and release, just ask.

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.