Joomla! Project launch centralised & localised Downloads Portal
The Joomla! Project has announced the launch of its centralised and localised Joomla! Downloads Portal.
The new portal will be a one stop shop for all Joomla! CMS core files.
The new Downloads Portal includes an extra security layer which has been added with signatures so that Joomlers can run a check to ensure the download (and code) is genuine.
The place for Official Core and Decoupled Extensions
The Downloads Portal will also shortly be the place from which to download official or core extensions and decoupled extensions.
- Official or core extensions are those which are included with each release of the Joomla! CMS.
- Decoupled extensions are those which used to be part of the Joomla! CMS (example: weblinks) and which are now published separately.
For the most part we recommend regular users of Joomla! websites use the Joomla! Update Plugin which is included with every Joomla! CMS when responding to new bug fix and security fixes.
The new Downloads portal does however provide lots of useful links including information about each new release of Joomla! CMS.