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Admin Tools 3.0.1 Stable

Released on: 2014-06-10 03:59 CDT

Release highlights

Tooltips in the Configure WAF page will help you understand what each security option does without needing looking it up in the documentation all the time. We still strongly advise you to read the documentation at least once as the finer details of each security option cannot fit in the small available space of a tooltip!

Improved Generator tag override. Joomla! has a hardcoded generator URL in Atom feeds. Admin Tools can now remove it as well. A bug report has already been filed to the Joomla! project and they have scheduled a fix. In the meantime you can use Admin Tools to remove that hardcoded generator URL.

Important note regarding Joomla! updates

Admin Tools 2.5.7 and later no longer includes the Joomla! Updater feature and the Joomla! update icon notification plugin. As the core Joomla! Update component and icon notification plugin, written by our team and donated to the Joomla! project, have a very slow release cycle we decided to release an improved Joomla! update component called Akeeba CMS Update. It is available free of charge. It is still considered alpha quality software as we cannot work around Joomla!'s post-installation script which is bound to fail on low-end shared hosts. Unfortunately this is a problem with Joomla! itself and it prevents us from providing a smooth update experience to all of our users. We know what is wrong and how to fix it but that requires changing Joomla! itself. Sorry!

PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5 is required

This version requires PHP 5.3, 5.4 or 5.5. The rationale behind this is explained in our statement of mid-February 2013. It won't install on hosts running PHP 5.2 or earlier. PHP 5.3.4 or later is required, due to show-stopper bugs in earlier versions of PHP 5.3. Moreover, due to the necessary Joomla! API changes found only in Joomla! 2.5.6 or later, this version will not install on Joomla! 2.5.5 or earlier versions. In any case, it will tell you exactly why it cannot be installed (minimum PHP or Joomla! version not satisfied).

Joomla! 2.5, 3.2, 3.3 are supported

This version of our software can be installed on Joomla! 2.5.6 or any later 2.5.x release, as well as any 3.2.x or 3.3.x release. It is not compatible with Joomla! 3.0 or 3.1. These versions of Joomla! are old and vulnerable. If you are using them please upgrade to the latest Joomla! 3 release available from


Bug fixes

  • [MEDIUM] .htaccess and NginX Configuration Maker do not prevent access to the log directory
  • [MEDIUM] Clean temp directory doesn't remove hidden files and folders since the Joomla! JFolder API doesn't list them by default

New features

  • Replace Joomla!'s hardcoded generator tag in Atom feeds
  • Tooltips in the Configure WAF page to make it easier to understand what each option does

Miscellaneous changes

  • Replacing legacy mooTools code with jQuery

Critical bugs and important changes

  • CLI scripts were not being copied over
  • NginX Configuration Maker: major changes required to be fully operational

Release files

Admin Tools Core

1.05 Mb

PHP 5.3 PHP 5.4 PHP 5.5 Joomla! 2.5 Joomla! 3.2 Joomla! 3.3

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