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- Student: “What’s going on with Joomla 1.6?”
- Steve: “User management is going to get more sophisticated, you won’t be restricted to sections and categories for articles any more.”
- Student: “OK, but these guys are volunteers, right? How much have they got done? When can I see what it’ll look like?”
- Steve: “Errrrrr ….. ummmm …… when I get back I’ll take some screenshots of the current Alpha version and write a blog about it.”
New Article Manager
- No more sections and categories. You can have as many levels of categories as you wish.
- “Frontpage” has been replaced with “Featured” and removed from its own “Frontpage Manager”.
- Articles is currently under the “Components” menu link. Technically it is com_content, so that makes sense.
New User Groups
- No more public / registered / special limitations
- You can create groups and then assign them to different levels
- The levels will control what users can and cannot do.
New User Manager
- Almost the same as before, plus the ability to assign the user to custom groups.
New Menu Manager
- All of the menu items are in one long list.
New Extension Installer
- All of the extensions are listed together under “Manage” regardless of whether they’re components or plugins.
- “Update” will allow the installation of extension improvements without needing to uninstall and re-install