I was surfing twitter and learned that joomla 3.0 beta is released. So I thought that I should download the beta and test it in my PC. This version of joomla is for testing purpose only. It is not for production level. Mainly it is for extension developers for testing their extensions.
Features of Joomla 3 are,
- Incorporation of Twitter Bootstrap into a jui media package.
- A new responsive administrator template–Isis– and interface.
- A new front end template–Protostar– built using Twitter Bootstrap Updated accessible template called Beez3
- PostgreSQL Driver. You will be able to run Joomla 3.0 sites using the PostgreSQL database.
- PHP Memcached Driver
- Use of JFeed for feed management rather than SimplePie
- Installation of language packages directly from the extension manager
- Guest user group present by default
- Saving blank articles allowed
- New administrator statistics module
- Update TinyMCE to version 3.5.6
- Continued clean up of older unused code, files and database fields and tables and improved standardization of tables.
- Improvements to Smart Search
- Extensive work on code style standardisation and consistency
- Unit testing in the CMS
- Updated system tests in the CMS
In addition the beta release of CMS includes the current version of the Joomla! Platform, which includes a large number of new and improved packages.
So lets download it. Below I given the download link.
Download size: ~8mb
After downloading the beta version to my local pc, I unzip them in my web directory and then point my web browser to the unzipped directory. As like other joomla’s, it starts the installation. The first page is given below.
Fig: 1st screen of the installer
You see there are only 3 pages. Compare to older versions the installation not big. After providing information’s and clicking next, the database configuration page will come.
Fig: database configuration page
Given database configuration, then you will be redirected to the overview page.
Fig: finalization and overview page of joomla installation
After that, a new page will come which shows the installation process. That is good. J
Fig: Installing joomla 3
After installing joomla shows the confirmation page and prompt you to delete the installation folder. Which can be done from that page.
Fig: joomla install complete
In the next screenshots I am showing the front end and the admin panel.
I hope you will like the screenshot. I will try to make a video if I got some time.
Fig: home page of joomla 3
Fig: joomla 3 admin login page
Fig: joomla 3 admin control panel