I just wrote a blog for the joomla.org site about the potential of Joomla 3.2.
I was well aware that lately many of the third party developers I know have been spending lots of time contributing to Joomla. Beat from the CB Team has been very active in the JUX team and in the Joomla app-store team. I have been hearing lots of excitement from many different people about the nice things being implemented for Joomla 3.2.
After researching the current status of the Joomla features tracker, I quickly came to the conclusion that Joomla 3.2 has awesome potential as there are many fantastic new features knocking on Joomla's 3.2 front door.
With over 70! features in 'Ready for review' or 'Pending' status, Joomla 3.2 has many heavy-hitter features lined-up for its release.
You can check out all 70 features on the Joomla Features tracker - my 'magnificent seven' list is:
- Content versioning for Joomla articles and article categories - video preview
Saving and restoring versions of Joomla articles has been a very much requested feature that is ready for review,
- App store (new name pending) - video preview
Browse and install Joomla extensions (JED listings) from your Joomla website administration panel.
- JUX Team imporvements - video preview
Many usability improvements for Joomla that will make things friendlier with less clutter.
- Two factor authentication for Joomla
Extra security for Joomla logins with two factor authentication using one-time password technology.
- Joomla Rapid Application Development (RAD) layer.
This new layer will make extension development easier and should help foster new Joomla extensions.
- Ajax Interface for Joomla
Introduces Ajax interface in Joomla that can be used by Joomla extensions.
- Improved Template Manager
New Template Manager with file management and editing built in to help clone and modify Joomla templates right from your Joomla administration panel.
There is always need for your involvement - this is the only way to make things happen. The Joomla project needs your help designing, coding, testing and documenting. I am closing this blog with a statement I included in my joomla.org community blog:
Join the Joomla! Bug Squad (JBS) and help the testing process. If you are a Joomla user and rely on Joomla for your websites, then help yourself now by helping to test features and code that you will be using tomorrow. The more we test, the more new quality features will get into Joomla 3.2.