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Community Builder 2.7 can be freely downloaded by all registered members


We just released Community Builder 2.7, with 9 improvements and 9 bug fixes.

CB 2.7 is compatible with Joomla 4.0.6 and Joomla 3.10.5.

The main highlights of this release are:

  • PHP 8.1 support
  • User imports are significantly improved to give a front-end-registration-like process, with a new option to not send emails during import.
  • Removal of Joomla 2.5 support
  • Minimum system requirements are now: Joomla 3.10+, PHP 7.4+, and MYSQL 5.6+ (or MariaDB 10.x), as announced since CB 2.6.0 release, 9 months ago.
  • CB 2.7.1 fixes the pre-install check of CB 2.7.0 for sites with MariaDB 10.x database server.

Details can be found in the full CB 2.7 changelog and CB 2.7.1 changelog.

Community Builder 2.7/2.7.1 is a highly recommended upgrade for all CB sites on Joomla 3.x and 4.0.x.

Some comments directly from Beat:

  • It's voluntarily a minor upgrade in terms of features, so it's an easy and safe upgrade for users.
  • It's safely checking for PHP and MySQL requirements before upgrade.
  • The new PHP 7.4 and Joomla 3.10 prerequisites are a huge step forward from PHP 5.6 and Joomla 2.5.
  • CB 2.7 removes a lot of legacy compatibility code and lays modern grounds for substantial improvements in the core and add-ons, next 2.7.x releases will be using new PHP 7.0-7.4 features.
  • Finally CB 2.7 brings full PHP 8.1 compatibility (with the just around the corner Joomla 4.1 or 3.10.6).
  • Note: Joomla 3.10.5 and 4.0.6 are not yet fully PHP 8.1 compatible, but next week's Joomla 3.10.6 and 4.1 will be (btw I contributed a series of PRs to Joomla to make that happen, and all got accepted and merged!)

Our demo website has already been updated to Community Builder 2.7, so you can see it in action along will all our Joomlapolis add-ons.