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Joomla 3.5 is here

A mail dropped into my inbox this morn­ing inform­ing me that Joomla have released ver­sion 3.5. Amongst other new fea­tures, Joomla 3.5 sup­ports PHP7 which speeds the site up significantly.

I have upgraded this web­site with only a coou­ple of data­base errors which were fixed eas­ily by using the ‘fix data­base’ button.

Other new fea­tures drag and drop images if you are using the Tiny MCE edi­tor and the abil­ity to insert mod­ules into arti­cles with­out using a third party plugin.

If you are upgrad­ing your­self, please ensure you take a back up of your web­site using Akeeba Back up and do not upgrade using the exten­sion manager.

A full list of new fea­tures is below:

  • Down­load sys­tem & envi­ron­ment infor­ma­tion: gives users the option to down­load system/​environment infor­ma­tion for sup­port purposes.
  • Abil­ity to add a user CSS file to Pro­to­star: cur­rently it is impos­si­ble to use a custom.css file when using the Pro­to­star tem­plate. This update adds a check to see if the file user.css exists and loads the file to allow for user customisation.
  • Added site and admin links to mod­ule user: adds switches to the mod_​status mod­ule to show/​hide links to the front-​end and back-​end of the site.
  • Arti­cle counts: a set of updates that allows the visual pre­sen­ta­tion of pub­lished, unpub­lished and trashed arti­cles in the Cat­e­gory Man­ager for arti­cles, ban­ners, con­tacts and newsfeeds.
  • Ran­dom cat­e­gory blog and list order: this update answers a com­mon user request to add a ran­dom order­ing option for arti­cles in the blog cat­e­gory and cat­e­gory list view.
  • Edi­tor But­tons added to the Tool­bar: You no longer need to scroll down the page to find the “read­more” or “insert image” but­tons. Edi­tor exten­sion but­tons that used to be placed below the text area can now be found in the tool­bar where they belong.
  • Eas­ily Insert Mod­ules in Arti­cles: allows users to eas­ily add a mod­ule into an arti­cle with a but­ton directly on the edi­tor tool­bar. Users don’t need to learn any syn­tax or remem­ber the mod­ule details as the user inter­face does it for them.
  • Drag and Drop Images: Adding an image is now as easy as drag­ging and drop­ping it from your com­puter directly into the con­tent. This works any­where that you are using the default TinyMCE WYSI­WYG editor.

Blog Posts

Joomla 3.5 is here
Wednes­day, 23 March 2016
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Joomla Bugs and Fixes
Mon­day, 30 Decem­ber 2013
Thumbnail I am post­ing this blog arti­cle to cat­a­logue bugs encoun­tered dur­ing Joomla builds to both help myself refer back to them if ever the bug rears it’s head and to help out any­one who is hav­ing prob­lems with…
Joomla and work­ing with design agen­cies
Mon­day, 02 Sep­tem­ber 2013
Thumbnail I have worked with sev­eral design agen­cies over the last cou­ple of years. Agen­cies some­times con­tact me because their client wants a new design and have decided that they want to con­tinue using…
What does a Joomla devel­oper do?
Sun­day, 01 Sep­tem­ber 2013
Thumbnail A Joomla developer’s main role is to set up and main­tain the tech­ni­cal side of the Joomla con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem. The con­tent man­age­ment sys­tem con­sists of sev­eral thou­sand files that work and…
Thumbnail I started using Joomla when ver­sion 1.5 was released way back in 2008. I had a mix of work that took in the pre­vi­ous ver­sion, 1.0 and the newer ver­sion, 1.5. There was never an easy upgrade path…
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The his­tory of Joomla
Thurs­day, 29 August 2013
Thumbnail Joomla is writ­ten in PHP, uses object-​oriented pro­gram­ming (OOP) tech­niques (since ver­sion 1.5) and soft­ware design pat­terns, stores data in a MySQL or (since ver­sion 2.5) MS SQL data­base, and…
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