Joomla 1.6 is Released

The long awaited release of Joomla 1.6 has arrived. We are very excited to get our hands on this and try out all the new features and improvements. Joomla 1.5 was, and still is, a fantastic, powerful, feature rich and user friendly system and was a huge leap forward from Joomla 1.0 so we are quite keen to see if the Joomla 1.6 release is just a big step forward as 1.5.

From the Joomla site…

Joomla 1.6 delivers new features to end-users and site administrators including:

  • Finer access controls for viewing and editing content with configurable user groups and viewing levels
  • A user-defined category structure, from simple one-level to complex multi-level categories
  • Installation improvements allowing for multiple extension installations in one package, updatable with a single click
  • Expanded language support for easy production of multi-lingual sites
  • Start and end publishing times for modules with more control over where they display,
  • Fresh new templates and semantic markup to please the eye as well as the search engines
  • More creative control through template styles
  • Hundreds of additional features, streamlining workflow and productivity”

Read more here