For question regarding Joomla 3.5.x of the Content Management System only.

Joomla 3.5.x

For question regarding Joomla 3.5.x of the Content Management System only.

Version Numbering

Joomla follows a three level numerical convention where the levels are defined by the software change significance:


These 3 levels are defined as:

  1. An increment in the major version identifier indicates a break in backward compatibility.
  2. An increment in the minor version identifier indicates the addition of new features or a significant change to existing features.
  3. An increment in the patch version identifier indicates that bugs have been fixed.


Joomla 3.5.0 was released on March 21, 2016.

Known Issues

IMPORTANT! Updating from 3.4.x to 3.5.x cannot be done by the extension manager. You have to update via the Joomla! Update component or by manual action as indicated in the documentation.

Important changes

  • Download system & environment information: gives users the option to download system/environment information for support purposes.

  • Ability to add a user CSS file to Protostar: currently it is impossible to use a custom.css file when using the Protostar template. This update adds a check to see if the file user.css exists and loads the file to allow for user customisation.

  • Added site and admin links to module user: adds switches to the mod_status module to show/hide links to the front-end and back-end of the site.
  • Article counts: a set of updates that allows the visual presentation of published, unpublished and trashed articles in the Category Manager for articles, banners, contacts and newsfeeds.
  • Random category blog and list order: this update answers a common user request to add a random ordering option for articles in the blog category and category list view.
  • Editor Buttons added to the Toolbar: You no longer need to scroll down the page to find the readmore or insert image buttons. Editor extension buttons that used to be placed below the text area can now be found in the toolbar where they belong.
  • Easily Insert Modules in Articles: allows users to easily add a module into an article with a button directly on the editor toolbar. Users don’t need to learn any syntax or remember the module details as the user interface does it for them.
  • Drag and Drop Images: Adding an image is now as easy as dragging and dropping it from your computer directly into the content. This works anywhere that you are using the default TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor.

For a full list of features visit the GitHub Repository.

Getting Joomla

The latest version of Joomla can be downloaded from


Joomla can be installed on any host with the minimum system requirements, or on a local computer using a web server like XAMPP, WAMP, LAMP, MAMP etc.

Instructions on how to install Joomla can be found at Joomla! Docs