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  • Joomla! 3.5 Beta 1 Released

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    The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.5 Beta 1 . Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.5 release.

    Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.5 the sixth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.4 to 3.5 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.

  • Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Noviembre 2015

    Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! - Noviembre 2015

    La edición de Noviembre 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:

    Presentación del Editor

    Joomla! atraviesa fronteras, por Guillermo Bravo

    Este año la Joomla! World Conference se celebrará en la ciudad de Bangalore, en la India. Haber llevado la conferencia mundial a un lugar tan lejano como la India supone un tremendo esfuerzo por parte del equipo organizador, al que...

  • Joomla Community Magazine | November 2015

    Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) - November 2015 issue

    The November 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

    Editors Introduction

    Joomla Goes to India, by Alice Grevet

    On November 6th, Joomlers from all over the world will be gathering in Bangalore, India, for the fourth annual Joomla World Conference. Collaborate. Learn. Network...

  • Joomla! 3.4.5 Released
    Joomla! 3.4 - Do More

    Joomla! 3.4.5 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses a critical security vulnerability. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately. This release only contains the security fixes; no other changes have been made compared to the Joomla 3.4.4 release.

    Security Release

    What's in 3.4.5

    Version 3.4.5 is released to address three reported security vulnerabilities and includes additional security hardening of the UploadShield system.

    Security Issues Fixed

    • High Priority - Core - SQL Injection (affecting Joomla 3.2 through 3.4.4) More information »
    • Medium Priority - Core - ACL Violations (affecting Joomla 3.2 through 3.4.4) More information »
    • Medium Priority - Core - ACL Violations (affecting Joomla 3.0 through 3.4.4) More information »

    Please see the documentation wiki for FAQ’s regarding the 3.4.5 release.

  • Important Security Announcement - Patch Available Soon

    Security Announcement

    A Joomla 3.4.5 release containing a security fix will be published on Thursday 22nd October at approximately 14:00 UTC

    The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla core.

    Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla installations next Thursday.

    Until the release is out, please understand that we cannot provide any further information.



We need your support to support you
Our President David Hegarty sent out the following letter to our Schools in 2014 and it indicates a movement towards a more engaged National representative organisation and how future funding is to be organised.

Dear Chairperson,

As you are probably aware, the CSPA has been working for a number of years now with the NPCpp (National Parents Council – post primary) to develop a structure for representing all Parents in a more ‘professional’ capacity – akin to the way teachers are represented by their Unions, Principals are represented by the NAPD, and Boards of School Management are represented by the JMB.


The CSPA (The Congress of Catholic Schools Parent associations) is your voluntary representative organisation and has four parents sitting as Directors of the NPCpp representing Parents interests in a voluntary capacity on the National stage.  The commitments necessary to represent parents nationally in a voluntary capacity in no longer tenable in todays’ society, and hence the need to adequately fund NPCpp in the same manner that school management and teachers are funded.


In this regard, your school would have received a request to affiliate to the NPCpp on the basis of a single €1 per child per year basis.  Notwithstanding the significant demands on the finances of our schools, it is our parents who provide significant additional financial support to our schools.   The addition of a single fundraising event by your school of a ‘non-uniform’ day for €1 per student would serve to provide the necessary support required.


The initiative to ‘professionalise’ the way parents are represented has the support of all other representative organisations for Management, Principals and Teachers. To further this support, the Minister for education and his Department have written to state that “Where a school’s parents association is affiliated to the National Parents Council Post Primary, the school management authorities in those schools may meet the cost of affiliation fees paid on behalf of the parents association in their school to the National Parents Council Post Primary. While any such payment is at the discretion of the school authorities, the Department would consider the payment of this affiliation fee is an appropriate charge on school funds”.


School’s management is represented by way of an annual levy by their professional representative body (JMB) and that payment is also deemed to be “…..an appropriate charge on school fund”.  All we are asking for is to be able to represent its parent nationally in the same way as all our other Education Partners.


All Parents need adequate support, and we are appealing to your committee to request that your Board of Management sanction the provision of funds. Enclosed, please find other support documentation outlining the case for Parents.


With warmest regards,


David Hegarty – President - CSPA