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Tour of Joomla

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Jen Kramer will walk you through the great new features including in Joomla! 1.6, the latest and greatest Joomla release. From the simple "Save & New" button to the more complicated access control …

Jen Kramer will walk you through the great new features including in Joomla! 1.6, the latest and greatest Joomla release. From the simple "Save & New" button to the more complicated access control lists, Jen will identify the new features designed to take Joomla to the next level.
Key Learning Points:

* Joomla's release plan for the next 12 months
* Differences between Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 1.6
* New features in Joomla 1.6
* Joomla's strong points and weak points as a CMS

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  • 1. Tour of Joomla! Jen Kramer 4Web, Inc. CMS Expo, Evanston IL May 2011
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduce Jen
    • Tour of Joomla:
      • Project information
      • Highlights of Joomla 1.6 & differences with 1.5
      • Strong/weak CMS points
      • Development cycle
      • Q & A
  • 3. First, about Jen
    • President/Chief Janitor, 4Web Inc.
    • Manager, Joomla! User Group New England
    • lynda.com author, 6 video titles
    • Author, “Joomla! Start to Finish”, Wrox Press
    • Author, “Joomla! 24 Hour Trainer”, Wrox Press
    • And I get 8 hours of sleep a night.
  • 4. Joomla is…
    • Forked from Mambo, 2005
    • Version 1.0 released September 2005
    • Version 1.5 released January 2008
    • Version 1.6 released January 2011
    • Considered one of the top 3 open source CMSs in the world, with Wordpress and Drupal
  • 5. Joomla by the numbers
    • 6351 new forum users each month
      • As of April 27, 2,335,882 posts , 546,311 topics , and 476,212 members
    • 113 new extensions released each month
      • 7407 extensions available
    • Powering 2.7% of the top 1 million sites on the web
    • For an open source project, great participation from women: 12-29%
    • Source: http://www.slideshare.net/cozimek/leadership-lessons-learned-from-joomla-open-source-days-2011
  • 6. Joomla 1.5 strengths
    • Easy installation and interface
    • Straightforward site and template configuration with no knowledge of PHP/MySQL
    • Thousands of 3 rd party extensions easily installed
  • 7. Joomla 1.5 weaknesses
    • Poor access control lists (ACL), only available by 3 rd party extension
    • No multi-site management, only available by 3 rd party extension
    • No core CCK (several 3 rd party extensions)
  • 8. Joomla 1.6 Strengths
    • Nested categories make structuring a site more intuitive
    • ACL is powerful and flexible
    • New templating system means more options for designers
    • Better language support
    • Better SEO features
  • 9. Joomla 1.6 Weaknesses
    • ACL is difficult to understand and configure
    • Still no multisite management features in core (by extension only)
    • Still no CCK in core (by extension only)
    • Extensions still catching up with the new version
  • 10. Joomla 1.6 demo
  • 11. Joomla CMS release cycle LTR At least 15 months Jan 2012 “ 1.8” STR Feb 2012 July 2011 1.7 STR Aug 2011 Jan 2011 1.6 LTR April 2012 Jan 2008 1.5 Type EOL Release date Version
  • 12. Joomla framework release
    • First release (version 11.1) was scheduled for April 30 (no confirmation if it happened)
    • First release separates the CMS from the framework
    • Successive releases every 90 days
  • 13. Questions?
    • Jen Kramer
    • 4Web, Inc.
    • www.4webinc.com
    • www.joomla4web.com
    • [email_address]
    • Twitter: jen4web