Joomla, an open source web CMS provider, has released version 3.0 of its eponymous platform. New features include optimized content display on mobile devices.
With the latest version of Joomla, users get a new front-end template for a new user experience.
Twitter Bootstrap integration meets mobile content needs
Joomla 3.0 includes 15 new features, some of which have been added incrementally over the course of the year to the previous 2.5 iteration. One of the most notable is the inclusion of the Twitter Bootstrap front-end development framework that automatically optimizes your content for mobile devices using responsive design elements.
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Joomla 3.0 can be downloaded from http://www.joomla.org/download.html.
Declaration of database independence
Other new features include a driver for the PostgreSQL open source relational database management system (ORDBMS). Joomla says this makes the platform “database agnostic” as it already offers integration with MySQL and SQLServer databases.
Additionally, users can now copy templates, disable the ability to change their username in their profile, and install language packages directly from the extension manager.
Joomla 3.0 is a collaborative, community-driven software project developed with feedback gathered from over 2.6 million Joomla forum posts, approximately 580,000 Joomla forum members, and over 9,900 Joomla extensions. Since his Joomla 2.5 release in January 2012, the vendor seems to be on a mission to bring more businesses into the community. Unlike many open source projects aimed at businesses, Joomla! is operated using a community-driven collaborative model.
One of the most important features of Joomla 2.5 for enterprise is the inclusion of support for databases other than MySQL. MySQL is very popular in the open source community, but it’s not often considered a viable option for enterprise-class software. Prior to version 2.5, a user who wanted to use a database other than MySQL had to modify his Joomla. Not only was this time consuming, it was also difficult to update the software.
Joomla continues its commitment to supporting the database of choice for enterprise users with version 3.0 of the PostgreSQL driver. Of course, given the growing popularity of mobile connectivity among enterprise and consumer users, the integration with Twitter Bootstrap should make Joomla appealing to everyone. EWeek acknowledges that the Joomla 3.0 developer community pushed for what should have been an important feature.
“The community decided to focus on the Twitter Bootstrap toolkit because of its popularity as a framework that many other developers and designers already know and use regularly,” says Joomla 3.0 release. The EWeek review said: “Mobile Internet will overtake desktop usage by 2015, he said. As IDC predicts, native mobile optimization options will become increasingly important for web presences over time, so mobile support is critical. did.”