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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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    Tour of Joomla Tour of Joomla Presentation Transcript

    • Tour of Joomla! Jen Kramer 4Web, Inc. CMS Expo, Evanston IL May 2011
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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
    • Joomla 1.6 demo
    • 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
    • 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
    • Questions?
      • Jen Kramer
      • 4Web, Inc.
      • www.4webinc.com
      • www.joomla4web.com
      • [email_address]
      • Twitter: jen4web