- 10 Sep
7 New Features in Joomla 3.4
Feature #1. Goodbye to Weblinks The Joomla team want to create a lighter core. The first step in this process is by removing extensions that aren't widely used, such as Weblinks, and making them optional. Feature #2. Front-end module editing For users, the most popular new feature in Joomla 3.4 will be front-end editing. You can click on any module and edit it easily - no more hunting around in the admin area. Here's the Github link for more details. Feature #3. Composer integration This is a feature that developers will love. Composer is a package manager for PHP. What does that mean in plain English? It means that Composer makes it easier to integrate external code libraries into Joomla. Feature #4. No Captcha People love to hate Captchas which are often clunky and hard to use. Plus, traditional captchas failed to protect you against spam. Feature #5. More secure file uploads Malicious file uploads are one of the most common ways to hack a site. Joomla 3.4 now has "UploadShield" code which can detect most malicious uploads by examining their filenames and file contents. This feature is an adaptation and improvement on work done in the popular Admin Tools extension. Feature #6. Release beta or stable versions to different users The Joomla core has long allowed users to choose whether they want to update to Beta versions (for testing) or just to stable versions. Now extension developers can do the same for their extensions by adding a tags attribute to their update server manifest. Feature #7. Hiding the admin sidebar You can now make many Joomla 3 admin screens full-width by hiding the sidebar
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Joomla 3.4 was released this week and it arrives with new features for both end-users and developers.