Jin You Jin You - 3 years ago 223
PHP Question

get the latest joomla version numer programmatically

I am working on a maintenance function which I want to get the latest version numbers(as strings) of all the popular CMS and store them into database.

I've done the wordpress part by send a HEAD request to "http://wordpress.org/latest" and get the versioin number string "3.8.1" from the filename "wordpress-3.8.1.tar.gz".

Now I am wondering how could I deal with Joomla, or if possible, magento.

Thanks in advance.

Answer Source

Try this,

For Long Term Support (LTS) branch -( Recommended) Stable release


Short term support (STS) branch


Testing versions.


All these XML files have link to their details zip files.

Hope it helps..

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