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									Version history
                                          Joomla versions

                               Version Release date Supported until

                                  1.0   2005-09-22 2009-07-22

                               1.5 (LTS) 2008-01-22 2012-12-01

                                  1.6   2011-01-10 2011-08-19

                                  1.7   2011-07-19 2012-02-24

                               2.5 (LTS) 2012-01-24 2013-12

                                  3.0   2012-09-27 2013-04

                                  3.1   2013-03      2013-10

                               3.5 (LTS) 2013-09     2015-06

 Release no longer supported

 Release still supported

 Future release

Joomla 1.0 was released on September 22, 2005 as a re-branded release of Mambo 4.5.2.3 that
combined other bug and moderate-level security fixes.

Joomla 1.5 was released on January 22, 2008. The latest release of this version was 1.5.26 on
March 27, 2012.[22] This version was the first to attain long term support (LTS). LTS versions are
released each three major or minor releases and are supported until three months after the next
LTS version is released.[23]

Joomla 1.6 was released on January 10, 2011.[24][25] This version adds a full access control list
functionality plus, user-defined category hierarchy, and admin interface improvements.[26]

Joomla 1.7 was released on July 19, 2011, six months after 1.6.0.[27] This version adds enhanced
security and improved migration tools.[28]

Joomla 2.5 was released on January 24, 2012,[29] six months after 1.7.0. This version is a long
term support (LTS) release. Originally this release was to be 1.8.0, however the developers
announced August 9 that they would rename it to fit into a new version number scheme in which
every LTS release is an X.5 release.[30][31] This version was the first to run on other databases
besides MySQL.

Joomla 3.0 was released on September 27, 2012.[32] Originally, it was supposed to be released in
July 2012; however, the January/July release schedule was uncomfortable for volunteers, and the
schedule was changed to September/March releases.[33]

Deployment
Like many other popular web applications, Joomla can be run on a LAMP stack.[34]

Many web hosts have control panels that allow for automatic installation of Joomla. On
Windows, Joomla can be installed using the Microsoft Web Platform Installer, which
automatically detects and installs any missing dependencies, such as PHP or MySQL.[35]

Joomla enjoys strong support on the web from hosts that specialize in or support it. Many web
sites provide information on installing and maintaining Joomla sites.

Joomla templates [36]
A Joomla template is a multifaceted Joomla extension which is responsible for the layout, design
and structure of a Joomla powered website. While the CMS itself manages the content, a
template manages the look and feel of the content elements and the overall design of a Joomla
driven website. The content and design of a Joomla template is separate and can be edited,
changed and deleted separately. The template is where the design of the main layout for a Joomla
site is set. This includes where users place different elements (components, modules, and plug-
ins), which are responsible for the different types of content. If the template is designed to allow
user customization, the user can change the content placement on the site i.e.: putting the main
menu on the right or left side of the screen.

Template Components

Layout

The template is the place where the design of the main layout is set for a Joomla site. This
includes where users place different elements (components, modules, and plug-ins), which are
responsible for different types of content.

Color Scheme

Using CSS within the template design, users can change the colors of the backgrounds, text,
links or just about anything that they could using (X)HTML code.
Images and Effects

Users can also control the way images are displayed on the page and even create flash-like
effects such as drop-down menus.

Fonts

The same applies to fonts. The designs for these are all set within the template's CSS file(s) to
create a uniform look across the entire site, which makes it easy to change the whole look just by
altering one or two files rather than every single page.

								
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