Narrating the Release of Joomla! 3.6.2 and it’s Core Enhancements

Posted by : Diana Middlebrook

Joomla Development

Starting its journey way back in 2003, Joomla! has encountered a series of transformations with the ultimate aim of redefining its operational standards. Continuing the ‘very same’ lore, the Project and Production Leadership Team of the enterprise have recently announced the Joomla! 3.6.2 release.

What’s the Story
Being the newest in the 3.x series, it has introduced a number of 400+ improvements, which is inclusive of the potency to facilitate better administration of Joomla!. Joomla! 3 is the new major release of Joomla! CMS, having 3.6 as the 7th standard support release of this series. Switching from 3.5 to 3.6 is just a matter of a single-click update and is not considered as a migration, which, is not evident in the subsequent versions underlining in the CMS’s 3 series.

What’s New
This release has brought a series of enhancements, improvised features, more ease in website building and enhanced UX than the previous version.

Extensive Bug Fixing
With core emphasis on bug fixing, the Joomla! 3.6 release is potential enough to fix certain issues of the earlier version and some standard email cloaking bugs, which are:

  • The PHP 5.3 users were unable to login.
  • Cloaking emails can cause issues with input and placeholder values which, were emails.
  • Emails in links with features had all the attributes stripped during the time of email cloaking.

This updated platform allows you to delete all the cache entries with one single click. While facilitating easy deployment, it comes with reverse caching support and the option of deleting and rebuilding extension update sites.

Improvised Updates
This update provides an option to reinstall the core files at a single click of the button, thereby overwriting the modified files and reverting them back. Thus, you can update this platform by uploading an advanced version of the Joomla! core files.

UX Enhancements
This includes a set of time-saving attributes that offers faster modules, better management, better drop down facilities for tasks and much more that ultimately aid developers to redefine the UX experience.

Category Creation from Inside Articles
With this upgraded version, you don’t need to go to the Category Manager for adding advanced categories. You can directly create categories from the inside articles, thereby facilitating easy deployment.

Option of ‘Show All Items from All Menus’
The new option of ‘show all items from all menus’ lets you to have a quick overview of what’s being displayed where on the website. If you own a large website, this feature will aid you to save more time. The task of spotting duplicated links, missing the varied menu items or simply getting a glimpse of every menu of the website.

Apart from the aforesaid, this version boasts a myriad of other best-in-class attributes including Menu type ACL, New Sub Form Field Function and more extension details featured in the System Info. Thus, now when you have got to know about the extensive efficiency of Joomla! 3.6.2, what’s more to wait for? Join hands with our skilled Joomla developers and dive into the mechanics of this advanced framework to streamline the task of web development.

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Diana Middlebrook

Diana Middlebrook is an ardent software developer who works at GetAProgrammer, an esteemed Sydney-based software development company. Being passionate about developing custom solutions deploying state-of-the-art technologies, she likes to share her thoughts on the latest technologies and trends in the software industry

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