- Thu, 09 Jul 2015
If your current Joomla! website was built between about 2011 and 2013, it was probably created using Joomla! 2.5x which was the latest stable version available at the time.
However, software is always being improved and updated, and Joomla! operates according to an official release cycle which includes Long Term Support (LTS) releases that are officially supported for about 4 years, and Short Term Support (STS) releases which are only supported for a matter of months.
I've always tried to build websites using LTS releases, to enable longer-term stability for my clients, but sometimes there are compelling reasons to do otherwise, and sometimes your website creation may occur towards the end of a current LTS so you would not necessarily get a full 4 years. Four years!! It's worse than buying a car! :)
- The current LTS release of Joomla! is J!3x. This is the recommended version to use.
- Joomla! 2.5x reached end-of-life in December 2014, which means that it is no longer officially supported.
- (Joomla! 1.5x reached end-of-life in September 2012, which means that it is definitely no longer supported - click here for details.)
- The Joomla! Extension Directory (like an App store for Joomla!), ended support for J!2.5x applications in June 2015.