recommends that Joomla 2.5 users wait for Joomla 3.5 before migrating to the 3.x series.
You may see a notice in the Joomla Administrator about updating to version 3, but be very careful if you decide to update if you are still on version 2.5.

download from joomla extensions directoryJoomla 3.2 has a handy new feature called "Install from Web" that makes finding and installing new extensions faster than ever. This tutorial shows how to enable and use this new feature.


Joomla 2.5.17 is a maintenance release. This fixes errors that have been reported including:

  • Registration emails in multilingual websites
  • The 2.5.14 to 2.5.16 update errors
  • Recaptcha function updated after Google’s API update causing broken captcha

Joomla 2.5.17 maintenance update download page.

Backup your Joomla files and database before updating.

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recaptchaAround the same time the Joomla 2.5.16 / 3.2 update came out ReCaptcha stopped working.


Inadequate filtering leads to XSS vulnerability in com_contact.

Affected Installs

Versions: 2.5.14 and earlier 2.5.x versions. 3.1.5 and earlier 3.x versions.


Upgrade to version 2.5.16, 3.1.6 or 3.2.


Problems with version 2.5.15 required the release of 2.5.16.

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