PacktLib: Joomla! 1.6 First Look

Joomla! 1.6 First Look


About the Author

About the Reviewers


Stepping Up to Joomla! 1.6

Upgrading from 1.5

What's new? A quick overview


Exploring your Enhanced Workspace

Before you start: choosing a safe root user's name

What's changed in the backend?

Five great new time-saving features

One great life-saver: two-step deletion

Customizing the looks of the backend


Organizing and Managing Content

Organizing content using nested categories

Working with the updated article editor

Archiving articles


Managing Menus and Menu Modules

Goodbye to a spartan Menu Manager

The all-new tabbed Menu Manager screen

Creating or editing individual Menu Items


Managing Site Users with Access Control

What's new about the Access Control Levels system?

What are the default user groups and permissions?

Action Permissions: what users can do

Viewing Access Levels: what users can see

ACL at work: how to control user permissions

More on Access Control


New Flexibility in Using Templates

What's new? Finally, table-less templates

Introducing the tabbed Template Manager

Customizing templates using Template Styles

Creating Template Styles to style individual pages

Assigning templates from the menu item itself

Exploring and editing installed templates

Editing template code

Installing and assigning a new template


Unleashing the New Power of Extensions

Changes in the extensions that come with Joomla!

Exploring pre-installed extensions

The new Extension Manager screen

New module features

Finding and downloading extensions for Joomla! 1.6


SEO Improvements

The SEO bonus of well structured layouts

Configuring HTML page titles

Entering site metadata

Using search engine friendly URLs

Adding a site map

Using the new Redirect Manager

More on SEO