Joomla 2.5 New Features and Hidden Gems

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Presentation for Joomla Chicago South User Group meeting Jan 18th, 2012

Presentation for Joomla Chicago South User Group meeting Jan 18th, 2012

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  • 1. Joomla Chicago South User Group http:joomlachicagosouth.com Joomla 2.5 Hidden Gems 2.5And New Features Presenter: Mike Carson www.joomlashowroom.com
  • 2. Installation Features
  • 3. Site Offline During Installation
  • 4. Native ZIP Support Check
  • 5. Multi Database SupportO MySQLO MySQLiO MS SQL (Microsoft)O PostgreSQLO OracleO SQLiteO PDO Drivers (PHP Data Objects)
  • 6. Maintenance Features
  • 7. Database UpdaterO Used when sites are manually updatedO Use this when you cannot do an automated update
  • 8. Site Offline Enhancements • New site offline message options • Upload your own site offline image
  • 9. Debug Enhancements
  • 10. Administration Features
  • 11. Status Display in Backend Old New
  • 12. Link a Menu with a Menu ModuleAfter creating a menu, it is now very easy to create a menu module for your newly created menu.
  • 13. User Related Features
  • 14. Developers can now use this coreplugin API and not have to includetheir own ReCAPTCHA API insidetheir extensions.
  • 15. User NotesMake personalized notes about individual users
  • 16. Content Enhancements
  • 17. Smart SearchO Indexed content O Faster searchingO Content maps O Auto complete
  • 18. Global Text FiltersO Block the ability to add html tagsO Block certain wordsO Filter blacklists and whitelists by user groups
  • 19. Other Hidden Joomla Gems Little known features that are hidden away in Joomla
  • 20. TinyMCE Editor Options Simple AdvancedExtended
  • 21. Language OverridesO You can override the default language strings by using the overrides language files. Back End /administrator/languages/overrides/en-GB.override.ini Front End /languages/overrides/en-GB.override.ini
  • 22. Pages, Tabs, & SlidesO Changes the display of your article pagination
  • 23. Mike Carson Integrated Technology and Design Inc. mike@itdwebdesign.com (888) 760-0876 http://joomlashowroom.com http://itdwebdesign.com http:///joomlearn.comView this and many other presentations at http://www.slideshare.net/carson3511