[Part 2] New features of Joomla 3.2 – Joomla! app store & improved template manager
Do you know Joomla 3.2 has been officially released? Last week, we introduced you to some new features of Joomla 3.2. Did you read it? In this blog post, we are going to introduce you three more interesting features of Joomla 3.2 that you should know about. Let's take a look!
Joomla! app store
This is an absolutely great feature that allows users to search for and install extensions directly from the administrator interface. This method will save much more time in comparison to the old method of downloading and then installing an extension from Joomla Extension Directory.
To try this function, you go to Joomla back-end -> Extensions -> Extension Manager -> Install, and then Add "Install from Web" tab.
Then you will see the tab "Install from Web".
You can see here there are many popular extensions listed from the Joomla Extension Directory. Moreover, there are also other extensions listed in the different categories for you to choose from. Just find an extension by using the search feature, and then install it directly if it is free, or purchase and download it from here if it is a commercial product.
JUX (Joomla User Experience) is always hot. Superb accessibility to modules, search options, etc. can increase working productivity as well as attract a lot more Joomla users. And you will see a simpler, faster and more accessible interface in this version.
In the front-end, when you login with an account that is permitted to alter the content, you can edit all modules.
You can see the dropdown box has moved from the right to the left of the article title, in the Status column, and it has improved options.
More interface enhancements such as invisible inactive buttons, search options, etc., might be added to this version later. Please stay tuned.
Improved template manager
Template manager is much improved, with a built-in file manager and editor which let administrators manage, clone and modify their Joomla themes from the administration panel. To discover this new improvement, you go to Extensions -> Template Manager -> Templates, and then select any template.
In Joomla 3.2, you can edit all the templates files. Also you can create new files that are necessary for your template right in the template manager, without uploading new files via ftp.
If you want to create overrides, the process is much easier. Just select the tab "Create Overrides", and then click on the component you need to override to edit the override files.
I have just introduced to you three new features in Joomla 3.2. Other amazing features you can read about here.