Joomla! 1.5 is Out

Well, I know I am a bit late on this but it is worth mentioning anyway.Joomla Logo

Probably the world’s most popular CMS (Content Management System) has just had a major update. The Joomla! 1.5 release has been over 2 years in the making and is a vastly different product (behind the scenes at least) than the 1.0 version which has been so popular since the fork from Mambo.

Visit the Joomla! site to get the low-down on 1.5. I have just got the release and set-it up in house to start testing. Install was a total breeze and the new admin UI feels a whole lot cleaner.

It will be some time before it is as widely used as the 1.0 series, not least due to the huge numbers of extensions and plug-ins which are now only compatible when accessing the new Joomla in legacy mode. Also, there are major changes to the way templates are handled and although the changes are certainly for the better, again, it will take some time for writers to migrate their templates and for the community to start creating lots of new stuff for 1.5 only systems.

Congratulations to the Joomla! team. It is a great product, and I’m sure this release will go a long way to making it even more popular as the CMS of choice.


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