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Top New Features in Joomla 3.5: Detailed Review

Top New Features in Joomla 3.5: Detailed Review
The Joomla! Project released Joomla version 3.5 today, as the latest version in the Joomla 3.x series. Joomla 3.5 boasts of 34 new features introduced in this latest release.

Here we will break down the top new features, complete with detailed explanation and screenshots where applicable from our testing.

Arguably, the most significant feature of the 34 new features is the support of PHP 7, which can significantly increase website speed.

This version of Joomla! supports the most recent release of PHP, the most popular programming language for developing web applications. PHP 7 was recently announced with significant performance improvements and is now available for use by the general public. With Joomla! 3.5 users can now enjoy the benefit of that performance improvement.
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Joomla! 2.5 No Longer Supported...Really?

Yes, it is true that as of January 1, 2015, Joomla! 2.5 is no longer officially supported by the Joomla Foundation (joomla.org). This doesn't mean that Joomla 2.5 sites will suddenly stop working, but it does mean that no additional patches will be developed for it and that extensions will gradually become unavailable for this version. Do Patches Matter? On December 10, 2014, the last patch for Joomla 2.5, bringing it to 2.5.28, was announced. You can read the full announcement here: Joomla 2.5.28 Released. With this release comes the end of support, meaning that future releases, including security patches, will...
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When Is the Right Time to Redesign Your Site?

New 3by400 Web SiteIt just so happens that we have been working on our own new site for the past several months---well, okay, for the past 6 months---cobbler's children and all. This situation put me on the track of considering the really critical factors about a site redesign as they have pertained to us... TECHNOLOGY Our redesign originated because of the need for a technology refresh, which is why I list it first. Our previous site was Joomla 2.5, and Joomla 3 has now been out for 1.5 years. Plus, we have been delivering Joomla 3 upgrades and new sites to our clients and...
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Get Ready to Do More with Joomla -- and 3by400!

Joomla version 3.3 was released this week and it brings along some amazing new features and server requirements and 3by400's servers are ready to Do More with Joomla! So what is all the fuss about? Read on to learn more ... and Do More! Joomla! 3.3 Performance Boost Joomla 3.3 includes a completely overhauled JRouter.  JRouter is the traffic director for Joomla.  Testing has shown a 10% increase in website speed, and over 2.5 seconds faster page load times. This is a huge performance boost and translates to more conversions and better SEO results for site owners!  Sites Do More...
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A Few of Our Favorite Things...Joomla Extensions

With Christmas around the corner, we thought was a good time to expose the Joomla! extensions that we keep on our list of "nice" ways to really make your web site sing. These tools range from just making repetitive tasks simpler to generating revenue. Read on to find our top picks.The Joomla Extension Directory (JED), is the very best source for current Joomla extensions. We go there regularly to help clients find tools and build solutions. With over 7,000 extensions on the date of this post, though, sifting through the possibilities can be tough. So, we're providing a description of some of...
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