Are you a hardcore Joomla Fan? Help Test out Joomla 3.0 Beta 1

By Mike Johnston September 12, 2012 (Updated: May 31, 2013) News & Headlines  Comments


If you are a hardcore Joomla fan and can't wait to get a chance to check out the new features in Joomla 3.0, then today is a great day for you! Joomla 3.0 beta 1 has been released and is ready to be played with.

There are plenty of new features to mess around with, here's a quick list of some of them:

  • Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
  • A new responsive administrator template--Isis-- and interface.
  • A new front end template--Protostar-- built using Twitter Bootstrap Updated accessible template called Beez3
  • PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
  • PHP Memcached Driver
  • Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
  • Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
  • Guest user group present by default
  • Saving blank articles allowed
  • New administrator statistics module
  • Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
  • Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
  • Improvements to Smart Search
  • Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
  • Unit testing in the CMS
  • Updated system tests in the CMS

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