Open source CMS (content management system) Joomla today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6.
Designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user
experience, Joomla 1.6 delivers a variety of new tools to improve
website management and access, a more robust organizational structure
for content control, and various other improvements throughout the
"With new features and capabilities such as the hierarchical design
of the access control system, semantic XHTML layouts, one-click
extension updates and multi-language functionality, Joomla 1.6 has
evolved to become the most user-friendly and powerful tool yet for
developing a web presence," said Ryan Ozimek, president of Open
Source Matters, a not-for-profit created to provide organization,
legal, and financial support to the Joomla project. "This has been
accomplished through the tireless feedback and work on 1.6 by the
thousands of members of the Joomla community over the past year."
Joomla's ease of use and extensibility has made it the most popular
and downloaded open source website software in the industry today (it
has been downloaded more than 22 million times). It is used for
everything from small personal websites to the backend management for
some of the largest enterprises and highest traffic sites on the Web,
including sites operated by Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard
University, Ikea, McDonald?s and many more.
Key Features in Joomla 1.6:
- New Access Control System - Allows site administrators control over
who can view and manage content.
- Unlimited Depth Organizational Model - Gives site administrators
and content creators user-defined category levels that allow for the
creation of a category tree with as many or as few levels for
organizing articles and other content as needed.
- One-Click Extension Updates - Allows users to keep sites secure and
controlled by simplifying the process of updating extensions.
- Semantic XHTML Layouts - Provides a better baseline for content
- Multi-language Functionality - Allows site builders to implement a
In addition, developers and implementers will enjoy the new ability
Joomla 1.6 provides in allowing extensions to be built with granular
control and permissions. This makes it easier to create more
advanced, enterprise-focused applications and extensions for Joomla.
Furthermore, there are numerous improvements in areas like code
reuse, and considerable success in ensuring the stability of
application programming interfaces via unit testing.
Visit http://www.joomla.org to download Joomla 1.6 today.