The Joomla! Project recently released a new version of their popular open source CMS, version 2.5.5. Shortly after this release was made available some significant bugs were noted and the Joomla team quickly responded with Joomla 2.5.6 to fix the known issues. Site administrators are now encouraged to update their Joomla site with Joomla 2.5.6 and not Joomla 2.5.5.
Some of the new features introduced in Joomla 2.5.5 and now available in Joomla 2.5.6 include:
For those that remain curious as to the bugs found in Joomla 2.5.5, a discussion regarding these issues can be found on this tread in the Joomla Forums. Amy Stephen was also kind enough to leave some comments here at CMS Report. Finally, the Joomla 2.5.6 release announcement also contains a list of 12 issues that were fixed in this release since the release of Joomla 2.5.5.
The latest version of Joomla 2.5 can be found at Joomla.org via the Download Page.
Update 9:28 PM CDT: There is a possibility Joomla 2.5.5 contains a bug causing a fatal error when running the auto-updater. A detail discussion can be found on this tread in the Joomla Forums.
Updated 6/19/2012 A: Added a qualifier on Multi-File Uploads based on Jen Kramer's comments.
Updated 6/19/2012 B : With the release of Joomla 2.5.6, updated this post with the new information message and with a new title.
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