Features of Joomla 1.6

09 Jul

Joomla has been a great, easy and widely used CMS till now and its upgradation from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 1.6 has been a great achievement as Joomla 1.6 has many new feature that were lacking in Joomla 1.5 and were found in Drupal:

  • Tableless files: All core files are in XHTML 1.0 Strict and supports HTML 5
  • New Joomla templates: Joomla! 1.6 emerged with new Joomla templates. Bluestork is the default template on administrator side. Joomla! 1.6 has Atomic, Beez2 and Milkyway template on the site side.
  • Template styles: Now it s very easy to make each page of your site look different means now you can use more than one template on a single site. Each page will can be linked to a different different templates just making your site more colorful.
  • Layout overrides: In Joomla! 1.5, you could change the look and feel of some of Joomla’s files by just overriding the template. However, for few pages you could not change those output files. In Joomla 1.6With the new improved layout overrides, you can alter the look of specific menu items, components, modules, and categories.
  • Legacy layer in Milkyway: Did you use the core Joomla! output files (without template overrides) in a Joomla! 1.5 site that you need to upgrade to Joomla! 1.6? If so, use the legacy layer in the Milkyway template for quick compatibility of look and feel, without reworking your CSS to match the new tableless output in Joomla! 1.6. (The html folder will be available as separate download.)
  • Codemirror editor: Finally, there’s a color-coded editor for easier HTML and CSS editing in Joomla!
  • Media Manager improvements: The Flash-based media uploader is back! Once more, you can upload multiple images at once to the Media Manager.
  • SEO features: Meta-keywords and meta-descriptions can be assigned to articles, categories, and menu items, and you can easily add a site name to the HTML page title.
  • Nested categories: With infinite layers of categories, creating a representation of your site map in Joomla! is a breeze.
  • Easy extension updates: You know you should keep Joomla! up-to-date, but do you keep your extensions up-to-date as well? You can easily update those extensions from within Joomla!, without visiting dozens of extension developer’s websites, in Joomla! 1.6.
  • Nested Categories – No More Section/Category/Article forced hierarchy.
  • Granular ACL System – Set specific access permissions based on a user’s group to components, menu items, and much more.
  • Tableless Core Components – Not talked about as widely, but still just as wonderful is the move to make most/all core components use tableless layouts (when tables shouldn’t be used, that is).  This is great for design, SEO, and general scalability going forward.
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Posted by on July 9, 2011 in Joomla, Joomla 1.6


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