Joomla!
Joomla!
3.9.12

4.3

Joomla! free download for Mac

Joomla!

3.9.12
25 September 2019

Build professional websites and manage Web content.

Overview

Joomla! is a powerful Open Source content management system for building professional Web sites easily. It is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that's simple to deploy and use. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site as well, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. Similarly to the Firefox browser, the core system can be extended via easily installable add-ons authored by the developer community. The comprehensive internationalization of Joomla! 1.5.x supports right to left languages (e.g., Hebrew or Arabic) and extended character sets. Dozens of language packs can be separately downloaded. This is a server-side application which can be run locally on your Mac.

What's new in Joomla!

Version 3.9.12:

This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

Security Issues Fixed:
  • Low Priority - Core - XSS in logo parameter of default templates (affecting Joomla 3.0.0 through 3.9.11)
Bug fixes and Improvements:
  • Fix for minyear and maxyear in the calendar
  • Handle Google Font weights and styles in Protostar
  • Fix user session on mssql server
  • Protect SQL servers by adding pause mechanism to cli finder indexer
  • Fix Imagelist custom field default image

Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.

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M-Rick
16 August 2008

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a crap. Something simple will not request 4 H of setup to understand how this and that works and because there is a bug that provides this you have to edit that manually, sorry, but it is not thedefinition of SIMPLE for me ... In 4 H the website is finished under RapidWeaver while it is still not done in here ... So i bought a licence for RapidWeaver and leave this piece of crap in here ... Anyway it is always like this with opensource softwares, they are full of funttionnality but they will work only after hours of reading over internet ... the dev have just no idea of what ergonomy means ...
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Version 1.5.6
macpayne
28 December 2014
The Joomla 3.x is the best version ever
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Version 3.3.6
Steveza
01 May 2014
I've been using Joomla to build beautiful dynamic sites, and give clients the ability to update their own content without much fuss. There is a learning curve from the admin side, but that gives you a huge amount of power and capability. You can compartmentalize access to specific areas for different users, and it allows you to just use templates or easily jump into the underlying code. If you are building a set of static pages, it is overkill, but for any kind of dynamic content it rocks! The crew that builds it pays attention to security, too, so less worries on that end. Spanks Wordpress, and much easier than Drupal to get started. Most hosting plans have it available as a one-click install. Check it out!
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Version 3.3.0
Stevie24
13 April 2014
ScreenShot still shows version 1.5!!
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Version 3.2.3
Annie-Walker
25 April 2013
Just wanted to see how this has a ✭✭✭✭✭ rating, when no one visible gave it one.
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Version 3.1.0
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
03 August 2013
Um,… click on the 'Ratings' tab above the reviews. :-)
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Macupdate46
30 July 2012
Curious... lots of talk about webinars, etc. but it seems that the tie-up with CloudAccess has led to 'the tail wagging the dog'. Difficult to find any meaningful guidance about Joomla and how to use it without it being subsumed into what a wonderful web host CloudAccess is. Not knowing much about Joomla except its reputation, I'm not tempted to investigate further.
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Version 2.5.6
Diarbyrag
11 January 2011
This comment has nothing to do with Joomla, I am just curious as to why Macupdate now allows anybody to rate software without reasons. Stars alone will make the ratings worthless. When all the software is on the Macapp store the ratings will all be there.. what happens here then ? Beginning of the end ?
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Version 1.6
13 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
11 January 2011
Here's MU's response to my comment (both since removed) in the Google Chrome listing about textless ratings: Macupdate-Trevor replied to your thread: "They're quick ratings, which is a star rating without comment. You can leave them with one click." I've also commented on them in EarthDesk and Typinator listings, and yesterday mailed the suggestion they *at least* be optionally displayed (though I'd rather they didn't exist at all).
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
11 January 2011
Thanks for the reply Sjk. I like this site, the ratings have value. But it is their site I suppose and if they want to follow Versiontracker into obscurity it will be a shame.
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sjk
sjk
12 January 2011
I think the value of ratings is increased by enforcing even minimal feedback that explains/justifies (hopefully) reasons behind them. Otherwise, an option to filter out these semi-anonymous cluttering quick ratings would be much appreciated. Thanks for your comments, Diarbyrag. Too bad MU doesn't have/recommend a place to discuss site meta issues like this or even have any obvious place where they announce site changes(!)
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
14 January 2011
We added quick ratings to the site to encourage people to provide more ratings and reviews for all apps. When you leave a quick rating, a link appears immediately prompting you to "tell us why" - basically we are trying to make it easier for people to get involved and provide opinions about the apps listed. In general, people are familiar with and accustomed to using the star rating system form other Mac apps, like iTunes, to quickly help classify some piece of data, and thus are much more likely to use this type of system to help rate the apps here. Initially we chose not to show the ratings at all, but users and developers were both confused, not understanding what had happened to the ratings they had just left, or why an app's total rating seemed different than what was in the reviews with text, so we turned them on for all to see. We would obviously love to see all ratings be accompanied by some review and rationale, and are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved with other users and developers here. Statistically, it is better to have more ratings per app to represent the total overall ratings. Although people may leave a low rating without any review to help explain things, they may also equally leave a high rating, and with the ratings ow being shown, we feel that people will more likely create honest and accurate ratings. We are continuing to test and monitor this system and will likely be making further changes to how it is working, including the option to add a full review at a later date to any ratings you create, and/or moving the ratings without reviews to a separate ratings tab similar to how we separate troubleshooting comments and responses. MacUpdate is always open to feedback - you can email comments and suggestions to feedback@macupdate.com. take care, Chad
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Diarbyrag
Diarbyrag
14 January 2011
Chad, thank you for a comprehensive reply. As I said it is your site and you are free to run it how you like. Like many others I have based my purchase of many of the great software programs I now use on the opinions of other Macupdate members free or otherwise. It saves a lot of wasted time and money and for that I'm sure we are all grateful. I hope you do monitor this new system, the ability to just click stars without justification might not give such honest results as a system where people actually have to think and write before they click. You have to add comments in the iPhone app store. Anyway the alternative to filter out star only ratings would be better. I value this site and would hate to see it's influence in the Mac community diminish. Best wishes Gary
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sjk
sjk
15 January 2011
. > We are continuing to test and monitor this system and will likely be making further changes to how it is working, including the option to add a full review at a later date to any ratings you create The ability to update ratings/reviews/comments, and disallowing submission of multiple ratings (especially eliminating listings with multiple quick ratings from the same users), would be useful. > and/or moving the ratings without reviews to a separate ratings tab similar to how we separate troubleshooting comments and responses. Currently there's no indication when Troubleshooting contains feedback and it's tedious to explicit check there (especially to only discover it's empty). I'd much rather see Troubleshooting comments than textless Quick Ratings be included with Reviews/Comments. > MacUpdate is always open to feedback - you can email comments and suggestions The email I sent on Jan 11 wasn't acknowledged, leaving me wondering if you'd received it or not. Thanks for responding here so I know some bidirectional communication is happening. :)
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Alexrom1000
Alexrom1000
19 January 2011
Just for the record :) I think quick rating option is a mistake. I do not like the idea of seeing "stars" posted by who knows by whom. What if it is a war of competing developers? I want to see real feedback from real people. Just a wish. And btw, I think Macupdate has a good future despite App Store release. The way you bring new information to us is something Apple will always lack.
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sjk
sjk
19 January 2011
. > And btw, I think Macupdate has a good future despite App Store release. The way you bring new information to us is something Apple will always lack. The signal-to-noise ratio is *much* higher here… and even higher without "quick ratings" or at least when they can be hidden. :)
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sjk
sjk
21 January 2011
Hurray! Quick ratings are now separated under a new Ratings tab. Thanks, MU! PS: Would be useful if an item count for each tab was displayed (maybe only when unselected?).
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Espiridion
Espiridion
22 February 2011
"Statistically, it is better to have more ratings per app to represent the total overall ratings" I would typically agree with your statement, Chad, but that's not the case in this situation. There aren't hundreds or thousands of individual ratings for many applications, so even a single rating has a big impact. Often, these ratings are absurd. Even with a detailed description sometimes the ratings are absurd (i.e., leaving a 1-star rating because an application does not work with a specific scanner, or because the developer did not answer an email on a Sunday morning, and so on) Most of the time I see multiple poor ratings from people who don't contribute much to the site. Chances are that they registered just to downgrade an application. This, of course, may be done by competing developers. The opposite also applies. A developer may register multiple accounts to give themselves high ratings, or ask users to leave high ratings. I've not seen many of these instances. With quick ratings, there's no option to Agree (smile) or Disagree (frown) with the rater. This brings up another interesting approach: weighted ratings. Ratings are weighed based on a rater's "credibility score." This would bring up even more problems, although it's better than the current approach. Many Macupdate ratings are useless, and I often look elsewhere now for higher-quality information. If changes are going to be implemented, hopefully the ability to edit one's own ratings/comments can be added. I hope this feedback is useful.
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sjk
sjk
22 February 2011
Thanks for elaborating some of the more obvious problems with MU ratings, Espiridion. And I appreciate MU not deleting this subtopic.
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chadatmacupdate
chadatmacupdate
22 February 2011
Espiridion - thanks again for the feedback. Obviously any system that is open for input by anyone will receive a fair amount of "noise" in both directions - people who leave a low rating *or* a high rating, which again, is why we are trying to promote more ratings in general - to help normalize the data (more data-points results in a better overall picture). Although most apps do not yet have thousands of ratings, we are receiving a significantly greater amount of ratings *and* reviews than we previously did. One of the main purposes of the quick rating system is to lower the bar and enable people to add a rating, and then they are encouraged to leave a full review as well, which many people do. We do of course monitor that reviews and ratings and are very aware of how the numbers fall. One of the original gripes people had with the quick ratings was that they were intermixed with the reviews - we have since moved quick ratings to their own tab, and are continuing to improve upon the overall rating system. Stay tuned for further updates in this area... -Chad
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freevito
freevito
01 December 2012
I'll add my voice in thanks for the improvements to the ratings and comments system. And PLEASE add the ability to edit, update, and revise one's own comments.
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iGMX
04 September 2010
WordPress forever!:D
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Version 1.6b8
Bumbleb
01 June 2010
Macupdate lists Joomla, because Joomla does so themselves. I don't think it's Macupdate who's keeping up to date with thousands of software - the developers themselves does.
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Version 1.6b2
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Jeff-Nailen
Jeff-Nailen
12 September 2010
Yes, I think that's correct. And the reason Joomla! lists here is that many Joomla! programmers are Mac users. Joomla! is known to be Mac-friendly, perhaps the most Mac-friendly of the big guns in the open source CMS arena.
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Version 1.6b9
nymphe
30 April 2010
I still don't understand why MU lists Joomla. They don't list Wordpress, Drupal or any other CMS out there. Here is my comment though: It is very easy to learn, very easy to install and modify. However adding lots of extensions, plugins and etc. is really annoying after some time. And it gets slower and slower. I switched to Wordpress long long time ago. Instead of upgrading the site to 1.5, upgrading to WP was easier. I am glad I did.
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Version 1.5.17
Tianissimo
06 November 2009
Joomla on mac? I'm confused.
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Version 1.5.15
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Ed-Bishop
Ed-Bishop
22 May 2010
Run on a Mac? Of course! With MAMP: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16197/mamp
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Version 1.6b1
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
23 May 2010
I'm confused as well. Joomla isn't mac software, it's not even desktop software. It's listed under servers but it's certainly not that. It's a content management framework (you make it a CMS). It's a Mac program in the same my my websites are: They're not.
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Version 1.6b1
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4.3

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