Joomla 2.5 New Features

New Features in Joomla 2.5

  • reCAPTCHA for registration form to prevent spam sign-ups
  • Attach Images and Links to Article - attach separate images for Intro and Full Text, plus up to three links
  • Language Manager Improved - override the default language strings with your own
  • Improved Search - content pre-indexing - most relevant results shown first
  • New Database Types - Microsoft SQL Server - more in future (Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • User Notes - multiple notes per user, note categories, assign tracking dates to users
  • New Offline Option - select custom offline image
  • Beez Template - mobile enhancements

Joomla 2.5 will use Joomla Platform 11.3

The Joomla CMS operates on top of the Joomla Platform framework.

The Joomla Platform has been separated from the CMS since Joomla 1.6.

This has advantages for developers. A new CMS or web application could be built using the Joomla Platform as the core "engine".

New Features in Joomla Platform 11.3

  • image manipulation (JImage)
  • creation of web applications (JWeb)
  • generation of HTML tables (JGrid)
  • package for strings added (JString)
  • migration to mootools 1.4
  • curl, socket and stream support (JHttp)
  • github API (JGithub)

Joomla Platform 11.3 Release Information

Joomla Platform 11.2 API Documentation

The Joomla Platform releases are numbered by year. For example, the first release in 2012 will be 12.1

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