There is always a great deal of Joomla! development activity underway and communicating with other developers in the community is essential. This site is a resource for anyone looking to build or maintain software based on the Joomla! platform.

The Joomla! CMS has a couple of places from which you can download the latest CMS versions. Below is a list of locations where you can find Joomla.

Joomla! Downloads Portal

If you would like to download the files already built into an easy zip file format you can download them directly from downloads.joomla.org. On this portal, you’ll find the most recent release of the Current stable version and all the Legacy versions. If you wish to browse specific packages, including every release since 1.0, you can do so by visiting the Downloads section.

GitHub Repository

Alternatively if you are interested in looking at the files before you download or would rather review and download direct you can do so from the Joomla! GitHub repository. In the repository you can use the tags feature to select the version of the code you wish to download.

Note: Nightly builds

Nightly builds are available from https://developer.joomla.org/nightly-builds.html and can be used to test both new installs and updates from previous releases. These packages should not be used in production environments.

Joomla Coding Standards

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce that we are (finally) ready to release an alpha version of the Joomla! Coding Standards which is compatible with PHP_CodeSniffer 2.x. In preparation for this release, we will be making some structural changes to our coding standards repository which may affect developers using this repository.


Preparing for PHPCS 2.x Support
Joomla 3.7 beta 3

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.7.0 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.7 release.

Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.7 the eighth standard-term support release in this series.
Please note that going from 3.6 to 3.7 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as this beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.


Joomla! 3.7 Beta 3 Released for Testing

The leaders of the new Production Department met on 9 February 2017 as a kickoff call to discuss the department's current state and activities and upcoming plans related to the Joomla project. As the Volunteer Portal is not yet configured for the new Joomla project structure, we are sharing these meeting notes here.


Production Department Team Lead Meeting
Joomla 3.7 alpha 2

We have now released the Alpha 2 version of the new 3.7 release. We moved the date a week to include some more features and now we think we have all features merged. That doesn't mean that all is perfectly running. There are issues to fix and we need a lot more testing. But we are thinking that the state is good enough that we can publish the version and ask for help in testing.

With the "Custom Fields" feature we had a good experience in merging it into a release early. Having it published and available for a larger group of people speeds up the process of making a feature better and solid.


Joomla! 3.7.0 Alpha 2 released

JUX Call for Volunteers

The Joomla! User Experience Team is looking for experienced Joomla! users and UX professionals to help in various areas of the UX process for the Joomla! Platform.


Joomla! UX Team Call For Volunteers