Now available in shops in Portugal is the latest issue of the leading IT magazine ‘Exame Informática’. Navega Bem – Web Design, one of Portugal’s leading CMS website developers were commissioned to write a series of tutorials covering the open source framework Joomla 1.6 which is soon to become available in Beta.
The tutorials cover the fundamentals of Joomla and explains in detail how to install the software, configuration and template setup. If you want to get and up and running with Joomla – these articles will do it for you. It really is quite easy to setup your own web site.
So what exactly is Joomla? It is a ‘free’ open source framework and content publishing system designed for quickly creating highly interactive multi-language Web sites, online communities, media portals, blogs and eCommerce applications.
The name ‘Joomla!’ is derived from the Swahili word for ‘all together’. Once Joomla! is installed and running, it is simple for even non-technical users to add or edit content, update images, and to manage the critical data that makes your company or organization effective. Anybody with basic word processing skills can easily learn to manage a Joomla! site. Best of all Joomla! is opens source and freely available to everyone.
Who uses Joomla!
Joomla! is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications. Here are just some of the ways this award winning CMS solution is used:
Corporate websites or portals
Real Estate Agent Websites
Hotel and Tourism websites
Small business websites
Non-profit and organizational websites
Corporate intranets and extranets
School and church websites
Personal or family homepages
Magazines and newspapers
the possibilities are seemingly endless…
It can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalogue, processing credit card payments or taking online reservations.
New Features of Joomla! 1.6 include:
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.
Article linker plugin for editors
New frontend template
New backend template
New uploader for media manager
If you can read Portuguese and want all info about Joomla 1.6 before the Beta launch – get the May 2010 copy of Exame Informática – available in shops and kiosks now.
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