The process to update K2 is fairly simple. If you are on Joomla! 1.5, grab the zip file from the link above and install it on top of your existing K2 version. If you are on Joomla! 2.5 or 3.x, go to the Joomla! update manager, purge the update cache, re-check and you'll see the new release available to instantly update. If you are on Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7 then you've probably missed the news on Star Wars 7 (and Joomla 3.x). Just kidding, but make sure you upgrade to Joomla! 3.x now!
Did we mention K2 has surpassed 2 million downloads? Oh yes...
So what's changed or been updated in this new release in more detail?
The only change is the K2 item time fix as explained above.
There are no template override changes compared to v2.6.8.
Community forum moved - new site comingAs you may have noticed, we have moved the community forum over to joomlaworks.net. This is part of the upcoming changes introduced with the release of K2 v3 (K2 Pro, professional support packages for both free and pro users and more), as we will be utilizing the subscription & ticketing system which we already use on joomlaworks.net.
Additionally, a new responsive getk2.org is also currenly being worked on with an entirely new documentation section (co-maintained via GitHub) and an emphasis on third-party extensions with some new marketing options especially geared for commercial developers. Our aim is to allow both commercial developers to better promote their products as well as allow better "surfacing" of free extensions to every K2 user.
What next?We're working hard to release K2 v3.0.0 stable on December 15th, 2014 for Joomla 3.3.x+ only.
K2 v2.7.0 which will "freshen up" the 2.x design & frontend templates will come early January.
Please be advised that Joomla version 2.5 is nearing its end of life and moving on in 2015, Joomla 3.x will be the only officially supported release from the Joomla core team. If you are on Joomla 2.5 and your extensions are Joomla 3.x compatible, it's extremely easy to switch to Joomla 3.x (K2 v2.x is of course both Joomla 2.5 & 3.x compatible). That is why the new K2 v3.0.0 will only be released for Joomla 3.3.x+. If for some reason you cannot upgrade to Joomla 3.x and you are on Joomla 1.5 or 2.5, using K2 for your content, rest assured that version 2.x will be supported for one more year with micro-improvements and of course bug or platform fixes.
Thanks for reading!