we’re here today and tomorrow to learn more about joomla
2 years in the making and this is just the startlets look at whats new
too many new things to mention so here are MY highlights
you can still use acl just like in 1.5 if you want to
acl is hard you need to think and plan very carefully
no more sections, categories of unlimited depth
language overrides for your site - dont get destroyed by an upgrade
content in multiple languages content NOT linked suitable for small sites NOT joomfish
bye bye 404
redirect - customise the url for 404 and redirects old urls with a 301 - even use as a tiny url generator
many people installed community builder just to collect extra data from their members
Save (was apply) - now like every other application Save and close Save and new - takes you direct to a blank content item Save as copy productivity boost
quick link to add content or category or menu
we’ve all had it happen the session expires and then we have to find out where we were before. NOW when you log back in you return to where you were when the session expired
new things with modules
easy to assign. easy to EXCLUDE All pages No Pages Selected Pages EXCEPT selected pages
just like content modules can now start and end based on time
see what modules are assigned on the menu manager + assign new ones
On occasion, you want a slightly different look to one page or a handful of pages on the site. Previously, this might mean coding a completely different template. Now, with template styles, you can easily create minor template variations, which can then be assigned to specific pages on the website.
all core output files are written in XHTML 1.0 Strict. HTML 5 is also supported in Joomla! 1.6.
Template overrides vs Layout overrides: In Joomla! 1.5, you could change the look of some of Joomla’s output files via template overrides. However, you couldn’t change those output files just for a few pages. With the new improved layout overrides, you can alter the look of specific menu items, components, modules, and categories.
accessibility built in this is in the ADMIN
php 4 was dead 8/8/8 over 2 years ago. get a real HOST!!!!!
no legacy mode for 1.0 OR 1.5!!!! explain this properly
its really a migration not an upgrade depends on 3rd party upgrader need to see if you have 1.6 extensions YOU DONT HAVE TO!!!!
lots more under the hood especially for developers with many new possibilities and triggers
i cant look into my crystal ball and tell you
the future is up to you get involved translations, user groups, write extensions, create templates
switch to time based not feature based aim to release every 6 months 1.7 will be focussed on content , search , management
some versions will be long term support so joomla 1.5 for approx 15 months but 1.6 and 1.7 only 6 months
thats all - time up
grab me at any time with any questions preferably with a coffee