Joomla is one of the world’s second most popular content management system used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile apps. It is based on scalable MVC architecture that provides a great base to build web apps.
Did you know that with more than 3% of the Web running on Joomla software package and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent? Today’s Joomla! Powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of large organizations, small businesses, non-profits and governments worldwide like eBay, Harvard University, Citibank, McDonald’s, Ikea, and Sony and many more big names organization.
Joomla! Is an award winning CMS organize by an international community of more than a half million active contributors, helping the newest user to seasoned website designers and developer make their digital dreams a reality?
The Joomla! The community is happy to announce the new release of Joomla! CMS 3.5 Release Candidate 2. All community members are asked to download and install this new software package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.5 release.
According to Joomla! News board Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.5 the sixth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.4 to 3.5 is NOT a migration it’s only a one-click upgrade. Please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the release candidate version as a release candidate is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from a Release Candidate.
What’s new in Joomla 3.5?
After its new released a big question rise among Joomla developers and its users is that what is new in Joomla 3.5? According to Joomla news portal they added following possible features in this PR:
Update emails plugin:
Joomla! Development team work hard for fixing issues, bug and security updates every few weeks. However, most Joomla developer and its users don’t know about this fact. They are completely unaware of this fact unless they log in to the back-end of their site and notice the update nag message at the top. This new released adds a plugin which timely checks for updated Joomla! Versions and, when one is found, emails the Super Users of the site to inform for upgradation. This feature adds by Nicholas Dionysopoulos:
Plugin to gather basic anonymized data:
This plugin has been developing and added in Joomla 3.5 CMS to better understand our install base and end user environments. This plugin sends those stats back to a Joomla controlled central server. No identifying data is captured at any point. This plugin developed by Don Gilbert.
This feature of Joomla 3.5 CMS adds the number of published, unpublished and trashed posts in the Category Manager for the articles, banners, contacts, and newsfeeds. This features ads by Peter Martin.
Added site and admin links to Module User Status
This features of Joomla! By Rick Spaan helps to Adds switches to the mod_status module to show/hide links to the frontend and backend of the site.
Ability to add a user CSS file to Protostar
These features introduce by Roland Dalmulder in Joomla! 3.5 That include a checkpoint to see if the file user.css exists and loads the file to allow user customization.
Download system/environment information:
These features introduce by Radek Suski and Roberto Segura. This feature helps in implementing a possibility to download system/environment information for support purposes.
TinyMCE drag and drop images:
This functionality of Joomla 3.5 introduces by Dimitris Grammatiko. These features help to provide an ability to its users to drag and drop images into the tinyMCE editor that comes with Joomla. For a full list of all current changes you can check this Github:
How can you help Joomla! Development?
If you want to add some more useful feature in Joomla to provide good Joomla experience to Joomla users and its community members it doesn’t matter if you are a Programmer, coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact anyone of Joomla PLT members. There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! If you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.
Thank you to all Joomla Volunteers and bug squad team for adding these features with Joomla CMS 3.5 released. We all know that this Release Candidate release is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers.
About The Author:
Ashish Sharma is a Key Account Manager, looking after Marketing Strategies and building new business tie-ups at WeDigTech – A hub of Skilled Mobile App Developers in India. Focused on helping enterprises StartUps from domestic to MNCs.