Joomla! is one of the popular Content Management System’s around and it makes it easier for you to build websites and online applications. It is designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user experience. It’s extensibility has made it the most popular and downloaded open source website software in the industry today.
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 presentation.
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 will make it easier to create more advanced, enterprise-focused applications and extensions for Joomla.
Source: Joomla! 1.6 now available
JobberBase, which is an Open Source job board web software written in PHP/MySQL and which we have reviewed here is now out with a new version. If you haven’t tried out JobberBase yet, you can check out a live demo here. JobberBase version 1.9 is loaded with new features like admin panel redesign, support for more language files, performance updates and more!
Here are some of the new features in JobberBase 1.9:
- Proper support for Windows/IIS hosting. Read the install guide if you’re interested.
- Better multiple themes support, and a new theme in the default codebase — Hireme, from hireme.sg.
- Admin panel redesign, using the Cadify theme.
- Support for more language files — an important step towards full multi-language support.
- All email templates are defined in a single XML file, under the translations folder.
- Config system rewritten and improved.
- Performance updates and general cleanup.
You might want to check out the complete changelog of this new release.
Source: JobberBase Dev Blog
Joomla! is an award winning Content Management System(CMS) with a wide range of features. It’s a prolific CMS which is suitable for designing and maintaining any type of websites. Joomla has a modular architecture, providing the users with lots of options for extensibility. Apart from the fabulous modules, it is also well known for strong security, template’s system, extensive community support and the authorization framework.
Extensions for Joomla! provide further customization and aid in enhancing the functionality as well as the ease of administration. Joomla is a prolific CMS designed to organize and deliver content within a website environment.
Multimedia plays a key role in web designing and helps in providing wonderful user experience, but it requires effort and knowledge to utilize it effectively. We wanted to share an interesting book with you, Joomla! 1.5 Multimedia, which helps take advantage of this powerful CMS architecture to portray media-rich content on your websites.
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WordPress for BlackBerry application allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments. Both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.7 or higher) web sites are supported by this application. You can download the application and start blogging on the go!
This application works with most recent BlackBerry devices starting with the 8700, Curve, Pearl, Bold, Storm, Storm2 and Tour. Recently WordPress for BlackBerry version 1.1 has been released with some interesting new features like geotagging for posts, comment notifications, improved UI interaction for Touch devices. This latest version sports a new file browser with thumbnails support and has overall enhancements for speed and stability of the application.
Some of the new features in WordPress for BlackBerry version 1.1 are:
- Comment Notifications
- Geotagging of Posts
- Improved UI interaction on Touch devices
- Introduction of Touch Gestures: Sliding a finger to the left or right quickly on the Comment screen displays the next or
- Photo Resizing improvements with user defined dimensions
- New File Browser with thumbnails support
- Overall enhancements to the speed and stability of the application
The application now supports the English, Italian, Finnish, French, Indonesian, German and Portuguese languages.
You might want to read more about this release at WordPress for BlackBerry blog.
WordPress for BlackBerry app version 1.0 has been released. It allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments. Both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.7 or higher) web sites are supported by this application. You can download the application and start blogging on the go! This application works with most recent BlackBerry devices starting with the 8700, Curve, Pearl, Bold, Storm, Storm2 and Tour.
New features in this version:
- Ability to record and upload videos from your phone. We now support both 3gp and 3g2 formats on older generation BlackBerry devices.
- Introducing support for the HD video service VideoPress.
- Streamlined UI and functionality relating to comment moderation.
- Overall enhancements to the speed and stability of the application.
ImpressPages is an open source content management system which lets you build functional and effective websites in quick time. It’s interface is user friendly and can be adapted to your needs. It’s multilingual, absolutely free and open source.
If you spend lot of time on editing font type, re-sizing pictures, regulating spaces between elements etc., then ImpressPages could be a real time saver for you. It is based on the idea that most functions of CMS could be performed automatically. With ImpressPages, all the information could be administered directly in the website without the need to perform sequential tasks.
Recently we reviewed the book, Joomla with Flash, build stunning, content-rich, and interactive websites with Joomla! 1.5 and Flash CS4.
As indicated in the review, the book, Joomla! with Flash, is aimed at explaining how to use Flash objects with Joomla! content with minimal efforts and maximum output.
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Joomla! is an award winning Content Management System(CMS) with a wide range of features. It’s a prolific CMS which is suitable for designing and maintaining any type of websites. Joomla has a modular architecture, providing the users with lots of options for extensibility. Apart from the fabulous modules, it is also well known for strong security, templating system, extensive community support and the authorization framework.
There are many extensions available for Joomla! like plug-ins and modules to extend the functionality of Joomla!. These extensions provide – further options for customization, enhancing the functionality as well as ease of administration.
You might want to integrate technologies such as Flash into Joomla!, as it provides great features for creating stunning graphics, interactive games, animated objects and alike to add a new flavor to your site.
The book, Joomla! with Flash, is aimed at explaining how to use Flash objects with Joomla! content with minimal efforts and maximum output.
Paperback 260 pages [191mm x 235mm]
Release date October 2009
ISBN 13 978-1-847198-24-2
Author(s) Suhreed Sarkar
Topics and Technologies Content Management, PHP/MySQL, Open Source, Joomla!
This book enables you to build interactive and content-rich web sites with Joomla! 1.5 and Flash CS4.
- You can build stunning web site(s) and integrate Flash objects into Joomla!
- Joomla! with Flash gives you step-by-step guidelines on how to create stunning photo galleries with Flash transition and animation effects
- The books also includes explanation on, how to use interactive Flash-based maps, animations, videos, charts, MP3 players, logos, headers, and banners in Joomla!-based web sites
- Contains easy to follow guides with enriched screenshots for better understanding.
- After going through the book, you can renovate your Joomla! based web site into an interactive, feature-rich multimedia site
Movable Type, an open source blog software, which we have reviewed here, has recently released its new version 5.01. Following are some of the highlights in this release.
Some long-awaited features like the following are made available in this release:
- User Dashboard for quick access to the most used blogs and websites
- Themes are provided with full support for custom fields, templates, static files, categories, folders, etc for blogs and websites
- Revision History for entries, pages, and templates
- Websites for grouping blogs together
- Custom Fields are made available for all objects
Movable Type 5.01 is available in English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Dutch and French.
Source: Movable Type blog
WordPress, one of the popular open source blog software has announced the release of its new version 2.9 (‘Carmen’). You can quickly upgrade to this new version right from your Dashboard by going to Tools > Upgrade.
Following are some of the interesting stuff released from a user’s end in this new version of WordPress,
- Global undo/”trash” feature: This feature would be useful when you accidentally delete a post or comment and would like to restore it. It also eliminates the annoying ‘are you sure’ pop-up messages when deleting post(s).
- Built-in image editor: This new version of WordPress sports an image editor which allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images.
- Batch plugin update and compatibility checking: This feature enables you to update multiple plugins at once. This gives you the comfort of hassle free plugin updation.
- Easier video embeds: With the new video embed feature, you can just paste a URL on its own line and turn it into the proper embed code, with Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv.
You might want to read more about the other updates in this release here.
Source: WordPress blog