Joomla! 3.3 is going to be released in this month having many of outstanding feature and The Production Leadership Team (PLT) is claiming Joomla 3.3 will be the most stable joomla platform ever! This version aims to “Do more with Joomla” especially with improvements in terms of Security, Conflict reduction, Cloud storage API support, semantic microdata and so on.
In Themexpert HQ, we have already formulated our plan to welcome Joomla 3.3. Have a glance on the plan, we are going to adopt:
Because of radical changes in Joomla 3.3 we are preparing our guts for the official release. Our developer team are in hectic on updating Expose Framework and Quickstart Pack. All our Expose4 based template compatible with Joomla 3.3 and we are actively testing everything so it ain’t break anything.
All our extension in extension directory like Xpert Contents, Xpert Slider, Xpert Tabs use jQuery library, that means they are already ready to be compatible with Joomla 3.3. You can expect that our extensions are ready to cope up with Joomla 3.3 release. Expose framework for 3.3 In expose we have to maintain a lot of core extension override. J3.3 going to add microdata for its core element it require a major rework on our framework override. We will maintain a new branch on framework repo for j3.3 and onward. We’ll still maintain the Expose 4 branch but will not add any new feature in it, it will only receive bug fixes.
From Joomla 3.3 release we’ll only provide our template quickstart with Joomla 3.3. Till now we are providing Joomla 2.5 Quickstart pack and we receive numerous request to support latest Joomla build.
Brand new features in Joomla 3.3
The newness in Joomla 3.3 release is particularly focus on improving shield of security; this is why the minimum PHP requirement in Joomla 3.3 has been raised to PHP 5.3.10, which provides Two-Factor Authentication, improved Bcrypt password hashing and Remember Me area, many of critical vulnerabilities fixed. Thus Joomla security has been more powerful and strong owing to this improvement.
Joomla! 3.3 release has added marvelous SEO capabilities to Joomla. The microdata will permit to identify the article’s author, add microdata info to breadcrumb links, get the rich snippets to bring forth your content for reviews, ratings, etc, so that Search engines can index this additional data and then provide better results for your visitors and better understand the information you provide them with.
Editing front-end is pretty often task , to make changes in front-end of Joomla, developers have to jump between front-end and back-end frequently. Now in Joomla 3.3. Module editing right from front-end becomes much easier for developers without digging into the back-end. There is no need to access admin panel, this helps to save much time and easily edit stuff immediately on the front page