Great news. According to plan, Joomla 1.7 has been released today, you can get it on Major enhancements in the new version include: the ability to define custom search presets, better protection against form manipulation through automatic validation, language specific font settings, and more. Upgrading is painless and takes you only ONE CLICK.

Joomla 1.7 Release - JoomlArt Template Upgrades

With Joomla 1.7 the user community placed a large emphasis on making the CMS installation process as simple as possible and new versions more frequent. This will allow users to more easily and frequently migrate to the latest version of Joomla, and take advantage of all the security benefits [...]

Mark Dexter - Joomla Production Leadership Team

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Next Release Milestones

  • 19 August 2011 - Joomla 1.6 reaches end of life and is no longer supported
  • January 2012 - Next version of Joomla is released
  • February 2012 - Joomla 1.7 reaches end of life and is no longer supported
  • April 2012 - Joomla 1.5 reaches end of life and is no longer supported

Take a look at this Joomla release cycle graphic (thanks @SanderPotjer,

Joomla 1.7 Templates Releases & Upgrades

Starting from August, we will release both Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.7 templates, and discontinue releasing J1.6 templates. Previous templates will be successively upgraded to be compatible with J1.7.

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