It’s Time To Do More!
Joomla Community has released its new version 3.4.0 on February 24th 2015. The main idea of the Joomla 3.4 release is not just like an update of its previous versions but to start a new transition on the release cycle by implementing core improvements in the Joomla package.
Front-end Module Editing
Edit Modules then & there!
The enhanced Front End Module Editing in Joomla 3.4 allows editing your modules directly without using the admin dashboard. Thus, editing modules become faster and easier which incredibly simplifies the administration of websites.
Towards a Lighter Joomla! Core.
Joomla 3.4 project has decided to avail a lighter Joomla core by removing some components and placing them as installable extensions enabling the site owners on choosing their desired components. The Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) has a new category called Official Extensions where the Weblinks component is now placed for download.
A Breeze for Legitimate Users.
Google’s reCAPTCHA API was built for security on defending registration forms & login credentials against spam. You can now use reCAPTCHA version 2.0 & still supporting the old reCAPTCHA 1.0. Now the users can attest that they are humans with just a single click & not required on solving a CAPTCHA anymore.
Manage External Dependencies the easy way.
Integration of Composer is one of the new features in Joomla 3.4 where developers are benefitted for easier integrations of external code libraries into Joomla. Composer is already popular in PHP community on its wide usage & now available for Joomla 3.4 users.
A More Responsive and clean admin area.
The Sidebar in Joomla 3.4 Admin interface is now more responsive and collapsible for both a mobile device & a full screen display. This is one of the major improvements allowing increased usable space while managing your website in the Joomla backend.
Extension Beta Testing
Minimum Stability flags for Joomla! Extension updates.
This micro feature is purely for extension developers which provides them an option for offering alpha and beta releases of their extensions and test their users by flagging such releases accordingly.