Why Upgrade to Joomla! 3.4?

Apr 08,2015
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Here at Websnare, we’ve been recommending Joomla! to our clients for a long time now. We’ve found it to be one of the most versatile and easy to use content management systems out there, and with all of the extensions and in-depth tutorials the platform offers, it’s a standout option no matter what size of business you run or how extensive your technical knowledge is. The new version of Joomla! (3.4) was released back in February of this year, and with it came some major upgrades and improvements. If you’re looking to revamp and enhance your current web presence, here are a few reasons why our web experts recommend this new rendition of our favorite CMS:

Ability to Edit From the Front End
One of the most convenient new features Joomla 3.4 offers is the ability to edit and modify modules from the front end instead of having to migrate into the back end to make a quick change to the text. While you are logged into the backend, there will be an “edit module” icon that appears on the front end after you scroll over the module you wish to edit, and when you click on it, you’ll instantly be able to access and revise your material. This makes it much simpler and quicker to update content on a web page--two qualities that are always warmly welcomed in the online world.

Greater Security
You can feel even more protected and secure using Joomla!; version 3.4 utilizes Upshield code, a unique security feature that thoroughly analyzes the contents of files being uploaded and protects against anything that appears to be suspicious or unsafe.

Implementation of Google’s New ReCAPTCHA Feature
Now you can filter through spam without making your end users sort through an irritating and confusing jumble of letters and numbers. Joomla! now utilizes Google’s improved reCAPTCHA feature (commonly referred to as No CAPTCHA) which uses advanced techniques to distinguish a robot from a real human with a single click of a button, so your site’s visitors can simply check a box that says “I’m a real person” or “I'm not a robot” instead of sorting through the traditional puzzling text (although the original reCAPTCHA version is still supported by Joomla! 3.4 if preferred).

Removable Side Bar Option
This ability to remove the admin bar on the side of the screen allows for greater responsiveness on multiple devices as you can take it down and access the full screen, allowing for a convenient and more flexible experience.

Since the new Joomla! 3.4 rolled out, there are many opportunities for you to boost and advance what your website is capable of. If you’d like a professional team to upgrade your current web project to incorporate these ideal features, or build you an impactful one from scratch, we’ll make sure to design and develop in a way that your site is just as impressive to the public as it is convenient for you to use. Get in touch with us today for a consultation and a fair quote!

Last modified on Apr 08,2015
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