We have just released v2.5.3 of K2, fixing primarily minor glitches in 2.5.1 and a small (but significant) JS error that appeared in the short-lived 2.5.2 release (which we issued past Friday). If you are using K2 v2.5.1 you can safely upgrade to v2.5.3 by installing the 2.5.3 zip file on top of 2.5.1. As always, it's good to grab a backup just in case (you can use the free Akeeba Backup for that).
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If you are reading this, then you may have noticed that Joomlaworks has recently launched a new Joomla based K2 website in a move away from the previous Ning based site.
To help in streamlining support and documentation, we are consolidating websites and data, so that the K2 documents that appeared on Simon Says Get K2 www.simon.getk2.org will appear on the main k2 site.
As a result Simon Says site will be closed from the 1st December 2011, as it will become redundant but a redirect will be put in place to an archive of this data on K2Joom.com.
The new K2 website follows on with the user contribution, allowing you to write documents and submit them for approval on their site. So get on board and submit something, even if its just a little tip or tick you have learnt from using K2.
New K2 V2.5 documents are being written and will become available too, as well as several new video tutorials that I have made, more news to follow on that.
We have just released v2.5.1 of K2, a maintenance release, fixing some minor issues as reported by the K2 Community.
This release maybe "maintenance", but we have gone through some "bigger" changes regarding content setup workflow and frontend editing.
In v2.5.1 we have improved the "friendliness" of frontend editing. E.g. when you edit an item via the frontend and close the editing window, the page will refresh, revealing the applied (or not) changes. Frontend users who don't have "publishing" rights will see a notice displaying at the top of the editing window and they will not see the published/featured controls. Additionally, only users with "editorial" rights (but not necessarily publishing rights), aka users with the permission "can edit any item" in their K2 group, are the ones who can now see and change an item's author. Previously anyone with some editing rights could do that. So all in all, frontend editing is a bit more tied up and informative to your frontend users.
I'm glad that after more than a year of constant development and improvements (and a rock solid v2.4.1), K2 version 2.5.0 is now available to download.
The major upgrade to 2.5.0 is that K2 is now a native Joomla! 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 extension. But upgrades don't stop there. We have significantly improved performance, measuring up to 500% in complex sites with complex structures and pages with lots of items on them (portals, magazines etc.).
Let's take a closer look at all the changes that version 2.5.0 brings. Sit back, relax and start reading (will take time). :)