Joomla 3.2 Arrives with Revamped Extensions, Hundreds of New Features

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Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla announced the immediate availability of Joomla 3.2. 

The new version of the popular CMS offers a revamped extension development and installation process, and contains a record number of new features and improvements. The new enhancements—including version control, Rapid Application Development (RAD), an extension finder, bcrypt and two-factor authentication—are designed to make this version the most simple and secure Joomla CMS yet.

“Joomla is growing at a furious pace, with more than 45 million downloads to date—and a broader audience means it’s more important than ever that the latest version be as simple, stable and straightforward as possible,” said Paul Orwig, president of Open Source Matters, a non-profit created to provide organizational, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. “So with 3.2 we worked hard to make sure you don’t have to be an expert to quickly tap the sheer power of Joomla.”

Other important new Joomla 3.2 features include an improved template manager, multi-lingual site installer, improved WYSIWYG editor, AJAX interface, micro-data semantics library, and HTML form fields and attributes.

“The beauty of Joomla is that the more people get involved, the more amazing ideas we can get implemented,” said Nick Savov of the Joomla Production Leadership Team (PLT). “With 3.2, there was definitely no shortage of enhancements with more than 600 combined new features and de-bugs.”

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