Inside Joomla 1.6: Improved Access Control, Categories

Open-source content management systems, such as Joomla, have proven to be effective options for many Web sites and businesses and can be found running some of the largest and busiest sites on the Web. With strong content features, the open-source Joomla has been a popular choice, despite some traditional weaknesses, especially when it came to controlling user permissions on site and sorting content. But with the recently released Joomla 1.6, the open source content management system has gone a l

Jim Rapoza, Contributor

January 14, 2011

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With the launch of Joomla 1.6, the open source content management system has built on its strengths while addressing some of its weaknesses. Upon launching the new administration interface of Joomla 1.6, longtime site managers will see a very similar interface to the previous version, but with a few significant changes, including new buttons for tasks such as Extension Management. The new administrative features also allow for greater customization options for group managers and other administrators, including the ability to define default templates for managers. And admins can also now define landing pages for users looking for bad or broken links, rather than just sending these visitors to a 404 error page.


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About the Author(s)

Jim Rapoza


Jim Rapoza is Senior Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group and Editorial Director for Tech Pro Essentials. For over 20 years he has been using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware, and the Internet. He previously served as the director of an award-winning technology testing lab based in Massachusetts and California. Rapoza is also the winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism, and co-chaired a summit on technology industry security practices. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions and has been regularly interviewed as a technology expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR, and the Associated Press.

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