BobbyeM71hxwJoomla 1.6 released

Joomla 1.6 is the next generation of Joomla, the most popular Open Source Content Management System in the world.

The broad goals of Joomla 1.6 are to:

• implement an expanded access control system;
• implement a nested categories solution;
• add a commenting system;
• and standardize the way extensions are built using the MVC framework.

To achieve those things there is a lot of other ancillary work to be done, but those are the highlights of this new version.

Apart from some user interface improvements the new access control and nested categories systems are feature complete. The access control system is progressively coming online throughout the administrator as is the nested category system. The new comments system has not been added to the core stack yet.

Currently, most work focuses on finishing the backend Administrator, bringing all extensions up to a common standard. The following Administrator extensions are “Beta ready“, which means they are essentially feature complete, at a consistent code standard and ready for rigorous testing.

• Articles manager
• Banners manager
• Configuration manager (used for Global Configuration and Component options)
• Modules manager
• Messages (private) manager
• Newsfeeds manager
• Plugins manager
• Redirect manager (a new component to redirect old page links to new ones)
• Search manager
• Template manager (including new “styles”)
• User manager (includes ability to add new user groups and content access levels)
• Weblinks manager

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