Joomla - one of the popular content management systems for website and blog released Joomla 3.1 on April 24, 2013.
The notable feature of Joomla 3.1 is Tags – an inbuilt system to allow tagging content types. Tags are a kind of metadata that allows adding keywords to content. For e.g. you can tag a person in Contact library as Marketing Manager and apply the same rule for tagging other areas of the Joomla core such as documents, feeds, etc. By Tagging, users can organize the blogs, articles, lists with similar content types without the need to navigate to Tag Component.
According to Paul Orwig - president of Open Source Matters (a non-profit organization providing legal and financial support for the Joomla projects) - "Tags have previously been available through third party extensions, but for 3.1 we are adding them to the core. This will make it easier for third party extensions to integrate with them. Another underlying benefit is that the way the code has been written to support tags will lay the foundation for future enhancements for how Joomla content can be displayed with much more flexibility."
Besides Tags, Joomla 3.1 features an added note form field, a Media wiki package, an Open Street Map package and more. Joomla 3.1 is the next minor release after the release of Joomla 3 in September 2012. The major features of Joomla 3x series now cover
Mobility Compatibility – Joomla 3 series comes with better mobile compatibility with a responsive UI that displays websites more accurately on different mobile platforms. With mobile extension, the websites built on Joomla can be made available to a wider audience.
User-friendly Interface – Joomla 3x version is more simple and easy to use since it doesn’t require much technical knowledge to develop and maintain websites. The instructions are simple and easily understandable and has improved navigation and interface.
Incredible Development Tools – Joomla 3x series comes with incredible development tools like Bootstrap, LESS CSS, Icomon that help developers work with ease since it enables using lesser codes and provides optimized development icons.
Other facilities and features one can enjoy in Joomla 3 series are - 30 seconds quick install, one click upgrade with backward compatibility, multilingual support and Joomla User Interface (JUI) library for standardized backend & front-end interface.
With these features, Joomla stands as a refined CMS that can change the course of website management altogether. It is a robust CMS with plenty of ready-made templates for developing websites and web applications.
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