Joomla! 1.6 the highlights


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Keynote presentation at Joomla!Day India March 2011 by Brian Teeman about Joomla! 1.6 the latest releases of the leading open source cms platform.

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  • My name is Brian Teeman and I'm from england
  • 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
  • download
  • 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
  • Sgt. Pepperedjane
  • Joomla! 1.6 the highlights

    1. 1. joomla! 1.6 Joomla!Day India March 13, 2011
    2. 2. brian teeman
    3. 3. i say Joomla! you say Rocks!
    4. 4. i say pune! you say joomla!
    5. 5. i say jai! you say joomla!
    6. 6. i say Joomla! you say Rocks!
    7. 7. so what is joomla?
    8. 8. joomla in 2011
    9. 9. a date with the future
    10. 10. hello 1.6 nice to meet you
    11. 11. the highlights
    12. 12. ACL - access control <ul><li>what can i add </li></ul><ul><li>what can i edit </li></ul><ul><li>what can i see </li></ul><ul><li>users in multiple groups </li></ul>
    13. 13. just because you can does not mean you should
    14. 14. unlimited nested categories
    15. 15. no more sections
    16. 16. improved translation
    17. 17. language specific content
    18. 18. bye bye 404
    19. 19. redirect old urls
    20. 20. a hidden joomla secret
    21. 21. enhanced user profile
    22. 22. let’s get a little closer
    23. 23. create sites faster
    24. 24. bye bye apply
    25. 25. quick add
    26. 26. session expired
    27. 27. new power to modules
    28. 28. modules anywhere
    29. 29. modules any time
    30. 30. power to the menu
    31. 31. you’re looking hot
    32. 32. template power
    33. 33. you want it in green? multiple styles per template
    34. 34. no more tables
    35. 35. customise layouts
    36. 36. accessibility built in
    37. 37. something i need to tell you
    38. 38. updated system requirements <ul><li>php 5.2+ </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL 5.0+ </li></ul><ul><li>older versions are just old </li></ul>
    39. 39. no legacy mode
    40. 40. migration not an upgrade
    41. 41. do you want to go on a date
    42. 42. these are just highlights
    43. 43. download and check it out
    44. 44. the future for joomla
    45. 45. the future is up to you
    46. 46. timed releases
    47. 47. long term support
    48. 48. that’s all - time up
    49. 49. ask the geek
    50. 50.
    51. 51. credits <ul><li>CGAphoto </li></ul><ul><li>Israel Papillon </li></ul><ul><li>s2art </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>pnoid0 </li></ul><ul><li>Mark Scott Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Sgt. Pepperedjane </li></ul>