JOOMLA 2.5 IS THE RECOMMENDED VERSION FOR MOST SITES – Yes, still!
For most people, we recommend that you update from Joomla 2.5 only when Joomla 3.5 is released around September next year.
If you are an early adopter, developer or more experienced user, then we think you’ll love Joomla 3 right now.
Next year, after more real-world testing, we think everyone will love Joomla 3. At that time, Joomla 3.5 will be available as a one-click update option from your administrator area.
Joomla 2.5 is currently the recommended version for existing sites and will remain so until the release of 3.5.
This release addresses some small niggles that we had with Joomla 2.5.4compatibility as well as changing the access controls on forms, fields and actions. This is an important step change to putting in full ACL to bfForms in a future version.
In the past there were three access levels, public, registered and special. Now in bfforms we have Public Visitors and Logged In Users Only.
The full changelog is:
# Fix undefined on amselect # Fix Zend conflict with Jomsocial # Fix DNS Mail lookup on PHP 5.3.0+ and Windows ^ Change to allow K2 form embedding, fixes an issue with fireing plugins in content ^ BIG CONCEPT CHANGE: No longer supports "Special" access level, only Public Visitors and Logged in Users. See Blog post at http://www.phil-taylor.com/blog/
This addresses a regression with the sending of mails using bfForms when used in Joomla 2.5.2.
Ok, so the changes are not massive, but they are addressing some important bugs and tweaks needed for a long time now, and are the latest in a set of planned updates. Future changes will include adding (or more like releasing, as its already written) support for the new Joomla auto-updater, the upgrading of all dependant libs, and the much loved ixEdit is about to hit the big time following our forking of the ixEdit project earlier this week.
Soon you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of easy interactions with your form as the video below (an old video, but still exciting) shows:
(and a new website launched!)
I’m pleased to announce that the new bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x has now been released and can be downloaded from its very new website at http://www.Joomla-Forms.com/
Many Many more Joomla based sites are being hacked daily at the moment – and ITS NOT JOOMLA’s fault!
Firstly let me say the sites were NOT hacked through Joomla! They were all hacked through Joomla Custom Components!
If you are running Joomla 1.0.10 then there are no known security holes in that version!
extCalender • OpenSEF • phpBB Forum (com_forum) • SimpleBoard Forum • VideoDB • Mambo-SMF Forum • LoudMouth • PollXT • HashCash • perForms • Google Page Rank Module • BSQ SiteStats • MultiBanners • MiniBB • New Article Component • Advanced Poll • JomBok • ArtLinks • PCCookBook • Mambo/Joomla SiteMap (Custom Component) • Galleria • com_spray
I write this to inform you of thiese facts, and also to let you know, as our customer, that none of the components on www.phil-taylor.com have been hacked or used to hack Joomla websites! Yippee!
You should really only install components from TRUSTED sources, from developers that you trust!
Again, ALL COMPONENTS ON PHIL-TAYLOR.com Have been HACKER SAFE certified! And have no known security issues (At this moment in time ) As experts in Joomla development we take pride in checking our components with an industry standard (expensive!) scanning solution used by the big players worldwide!
We have fixed over 50 hacked sites for new customers worldwide in the last 7 days!
Fix My Site is a very unique service offered by Phil Taylor.
(This is a fee per incident based service, no contracts and no strings involved!)
Fix My Site puts a very experienced and knowledgeable Mambo and Joomla expert at your fingertips when things go wrong on your site. For a set fee, you can have Phil Taylor (Or one of our other experts) login and take a look at that problem that has causing problems on your site.
See our site at http://www.phil-taylor.com/FixMySite
ONLY TRUST THE EXPERTS! – Beware of some other help sites that simply repair your site without giving advice on how hackers gained access or how to prevent further attacks. We are not just Joomla experts, we have huge amounts of experience in this area and can draw on this experience to provide the very best solution for you.
You have been warned!
If you want to stop hackers and do information security as a career, consider information assurance training.
So after a very very long development cycle, caused in part by ill health and by contractual obligations, I’m pleased to announce the immediate release of bfForms for Joomla 1.7.
You can learn all about Forms for Joomla 1.7 on its own site at http://www.forms-for-joomla.com
While I have you attention also check out http://www.Joomla-Security.com as well – but shhh its a (badly kept) secret!
Existing customers can download the latest version at myJoomla.com
Please read the upgrade article that may be of assistance with upgrading
The main fixes in this version are, A Lot of small bug fixes, increased CSRF Protection (for ajax requests), Better PHP 5.3 Compatibility, Foundational work to support Joomla 1.6.x (Not yet Joomla1.6 compatible!), and release of the ability to have forms submit in modules (and report validation errors and thankyou’s in that module as well!).
This is an smaller release than planned because I lost a lot of code when … well lets just say I had no backup Also this release pushes out some foundational work that I want to test in the wild before proceeding to roll out even greater changes for Joomla 1.6 compatibility. There is also a new bfFramework and bfXajax release contained within.
This release was in part made possible by WebExpectations of Slough, UK for their financial support and investment in Joomla Forms and the Module specific features of embedding forms. Also a quick nod to OSWAP.
I’m pleased to announce a new version of Joomla Knowledgebase has just been released, this new version addresses the WYSIWYG Editor issues previously reported and also now provides full PHP 5.3 compatibility