Working with multiple template styles and overrides for the same views, creating the design you want is easier than it has ever been. Limiting support to PHP 5.2.4 and above and ending legacy support for Joomla 1.0 extensions makes Joomla! lighter and faster than ever.Â Languages files can now be overridden without having your changes lost during an upgrade. Â With the proper xml your users update extensions with a single click.
Access control lists are now incorporated using a new system developed for Joomla!. The ACL system is designed with developers in mind, so it is easy to incorporate into your extensions. The new nested sets libraries allow you to incorporate infinitely deep categories but also to use nested sets in a variety of other ways.
New events throughout the core make integration of your plugins where you want them a snap.
The separation of the Joomla! Platform project from the Joomla! CMS project makes continuous development of new, powerful APIs Â and continuous improvement of existing APIs possible while maintaining the stability of the CMS that millions of webmasters and professionals rely upon.
Explore the articles and other resources right here on your site data to learn more about how Joomla works.(When you're done reading, you can delete or archive all of this.) You will also probably want to visit the beginners' areas of the Joomla documentation and support forums.
You'll also want to sign up for the Joomla Security Mailing list and the Announcements mailing list. For inspiration visit the Joomla Site Showcase to see an amazing array of ways people use Joomla to tell their stories on the web.
The basic Joomla! installation will let you get a great site up and running, but when you are ready for more features the power of Joomla! is in the creative ways that developers have extended it to do all kinds of things. Visit the Joomla! Extensions Directory to see thousands of extensions that can do almost anything you could want on a website. Can't find what you need? You may want to find a Joomla professional on the Joomla! Resources Directory.
Want to learn more? Consider attending a Joomla! Day or other event or joining a local Joomla! Users Group. Can't find one near you? Start one yourself.
The new user manager which will let you manage who has access to what in your site. You can leave access groups exactly the way you had them in Joomla 1.5 or make them as complicated as you want. You can learn more about how access control works in on the Joomla! Documentation site
In Joomla 1.5 and 1.0 content was organized into sections and categories. From 1.6 forward sections are gone, and you can create categories within categories, going as deep as you want. The sample data provides many examples of the use of nested categories.
All layouts have been redesigned to improve accessibility and flexibility.Â
Updating your site and extensions when needed is easier than ever thanks to installer improvements.
Congratulations! You have a Joomla! site! Joomla! makes it easy to build a website just the way you want it and keep it simple to update and maintain.
Joomla! is a flexible and powerful platform, whether you are building a small site for yourself or a huge site with hundreds of thousands of visitors. Joomla is open source, which means you can make it work just the way you want it to.
The content component (com_content) is what you use to write articles. It is extremely flexible and has the largest number of built in views. Articles can be created and edited from the front end, making content the easiest component to use to create your site content. Help