Explore New Features, Capabilities, And Improvements In Joomla Version 1.6

By CertifiedHosting 06/17/2011

There are many content management systems available today both in freeware and commercial categories, but Joomla is arguably the most powerful, comprehensive, and effective open source CMS among them. More webmasters are choosing Joomla for its ease of use and rich CMS features. Individuals and businesses are choosing Joomla because it is free, feature rich, and for the power it provides for creating anything from simple personal websites to complex corporate web applications. In fact, Joomla is used all over the world to power some of the largest companies and highest traffic websites on the web, including eBay, Linux.com, Citibank, General Electric, IHOP, and many more.

If you want to build a new Joomla website or convert your current website to Joomla and you are looking for more information on the Joomla CMS, Certified Hosting’s recently published article, Quickly Create and Publish a State-of-the-Art Website Powered by Joomla, provides the information you need to get started with Joomla. The article explores what Joomla is, examines what makes Joomla a popular option for website development and deployment, and explains why Joomla hosting is the right solution for your website.

A brief overview of the new features available in Joomla version 1.6

Joomla has made great progress in its development since its first release in September 2005. The developers of Joomla have done a lot of work over the years to improve the system and get it to where it is now – from version 1.0, to its latest major version, Joomla 1.6, released on January 10, 2011. The most recent Joomla release has been rebuilt from the ground up to deliver new features and capabilities that will greatly improve the operations of previous versions. The following are some of the new features and improvements you get with Joomla version 1.6:

New access controls. In Joomla 1.6 the user manager from previous Joomla versions has been replaced with a new Access Control List (ACL) that will let you manage user groups, rights and permissions, and have control over content, menus, modules, and every other aspect of your Joomla website.

One-click extension updates. Joomla version 1.6 has a built-in plugin manager and auto-update tool for simplified extension updates and troubleshooting. This is an indispensable feature if you have multiple websites with lots of extensions to manage.

Unlimited depth organizational model (nested categories). You can now have infinite layers of user-defined categories for better classification and hierarchy model.

SEO features: Joomla 1.6 offers a huge list of new SEO features. Meta-keywords and meta-descriptions can be assigned to various parts and levels in Joomla. In addition, you can easily add or change the page title and keywords individually for each web page.

Template styles. Joomla 1.6 comes with a bundle of new templates, modules, and plugins, allowing for better functionality of your website. Joomla 1.6 also allows you to create template styles. You can easily make variations of the same template, and then assign it to specific sections or pages of a website.

Improved media manager. For end users, the new media manager upload function in Joomla 1.6 offers the ability to upload multiple files at one time. The multiple-file upload feature saves time by reducing the amount of repeated tasks needed to manage your media content.

In addition to the above features, webmasters will enjoy numerous improvements in areas like code reuse, package installation capabilities, start and end publishing times, language support, consistent component programming, and a variety of other user-experience improvements throughout the software. With its new features, improvements and capabilities, Joomla 1.6 will provide you with enhanced website control and increased productivity to help you build, grow, and sustain a strong online presence.

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