For those Partner Chapters that have been asking about an upgrade from their Joomla 2.5 sites – the time has come!
Joomla 3.4 is the fifth standard-term support release of Joomla! 3 series. It contains some new exciting features and some significant change to existing features:
- Manage your entire website from a Smartphone.
In admin panel sidebar can be toggled and the entire back-end has been remodeled so you can manage the entire website from a Smartphone. You can now make many Joomla 3 admin screens full-width by hiding the sidebar.
- All content can be edited from the front end with Front End Module Editing
Editing modules is now faster and easier in Joomla 3.4. Front End Module editing allows you to edit modules directly on the page without using the admin dashboard. This new feature simplifies the administration of websites by making them incredibly easy to edit!
- Corporate firewalls are no longer a problem with Enhanced No CAPTCHA
With No Captcha your users can now attest they are human without having to solve a CAPTCHA. Instead with just a single click they’ll confirm they are not a robot. This can increase the number of members who register for events.
- Enhanced Security in the core.
The core code has been re-worked to provide enhanced security from code injection attacks. In the 2.5 version Proteon needed to add special plugins to provide the security necessary. With the new 3.4 version the plugins aren't necessary as it is now built into the core system. While it isn't obvious to any of the users it does make management of the site easier.
- Simplified and more Robust Media Manager
The new and improved Media Manager also supports drag and drop functionality to make the overall experience much smoother and more enjoyable.
- Enhanced version of SSO
Some chapters have reported intermittent issues with the PMI Single Sign On service (SSO). Sometimes the SSO return call doesn't get transmitted correctly due to firewall or network issues. This can cause issues with the chapter website not recognizing the member as valid. A quick browser re-start usually fixes the issue. The new SSO module is more robust and can recover from such glitches.
Summer is a great time to upgrade your website and have a fresh new look and experience when the Fall activities begin. Simply open a ticket though the Helpdesk requesting the "Joomla 3.4 upgrade" and we will be happy to get you started!
The Proteon Team