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Joomla 2.5 New Features and Hidden Gems


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

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Joomla 2.5 New Features and Hidden Gems

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