As demonstrated last week with the release of Joomla 2.5.3, security issues can arise unexpectedly in the world of open source software.

Thus, it is hard to overstate the importance of keeping your web site updated with the latest version of Joomla and all the extensions you may have installed.

It is not surprising then that updates in Joomla 2.5 have become fast and easy within a built-in upgrade system.

Updating most extensions is a simple a matter of downloading the latest version and applying it in the Joomla installer.

These are great workflows for any web developer using Joomla and to be effective, one must ensure to be properly notified when new versions of Joomla and Joomla extensions are released.

Be notified — Joomla

To help with this process, we have created a newsletter that is used ONLY to announce when a new version of Joomla is available.

On Thursday the Joomla project released version 2.5.3 to patch two serious security vulnerabilities affecting Joomla 2.5.2 and all earlier versions including Joomla 1.6 and 1.7.

It is CRITICAL that all Joomla instances — version 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 — upgrade immediately to version 2.5.3.

Anything Digital is proud to recognize Jeff Channell — our very own Senior Developer — for identifying one of the vulnerabilities on Monday and reporting it to the Joomla Security Strike Team who acted quickly to release the update.

Last June we migrated to a new cart-based subscriptions system. To ease the migration process we maintained a set of subscription bundles and other legacy subscription plans. 

However, the new cart-based checkout provides a lot of flexibility and replaces the need for these bundles. 

We have slowly reduced our bundled offerings as announced recently when we retired the Events + SEO plan.

Back in September we launched an Events + SEO sale combining our sh404SEF®, JCal Pro® and our RSVP product into one low-cost package.

As we prepare for the official launch of JCal Pro® 3 for Joomla 2.5 next week, we will be retiring this promotion.

JCal Pro® 3 has been written specifically to leverage the flexible URL rewriting features of sh404SEF®. So if you are a JCal Pro® and/or sh404SEF® user, this is the perfect chance to save up to 40%.

Until Monday at 12 PM CDT, you may purchase the Events + SEO package directly from the sh40SEF Buy Now page.

After much anticipation and progression from Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7, the next long-term Joomla release went live last week, Joomla 2.5.

I’m also happy to report that our extensions are Joomla 2.5 ready:

  • Advanced Site Search - Available to subscribers since January 24 (download)
  • Agora Bulletin Board - Available to subscribers for download on February 17 (try the demo!)
  • JCal Pro®/RSVP - Beta version available free to the public for testing since January 24 (download)
  • sh404SEF® - Available to subscribers since January 24 (download)

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