Joomla! 3.2 was released November 6, 2013. Key new features include:
- Version Control - Enables a Joomla administrator to revert to an older version of content on a website and compare side-by-side to see what changes have been made.
- Rapid Application Development (RAD) - RAD simplifies the process for a developer to write their own Joomla extensions; apps that enhance a Joomla site like calendars, videos or polls
- Extension Finder - This simplifies the process of searching for and installing Joomla extensions by allowing users to do all that directly from within their admin view with just a few clicks. The previous processes included separate steps to first search for and download extensions to a desktop, and then log in to the Joomla admin view and install those extensions.
- Bcrypt - A strong encryption method that scrambles passwords stored in a Joomla website's database.
- Two-factor Authentication - In order for a change to be made to a Joomla website, there can be an optional requirement for a user to fill out another form of authentication (other than a username/password). Two-factor authentication can be anything like entering an auto-generated code that is texted to a person's mobile phone.
- User Interface Improvements - The new Joomla 3.2 administration interface is more streamlined and task-focused.
- Iimproved template manager
- Multi-lingual site installer,
- Improved WYSIWYG editor
- Micro-data semantics library
- HTML form fields and attributes.
We will discuss Joomla! 3.2 at our November 20, 2013 Northern Virginia Joomla! Users Group Meeting. See the event on Meetup.
In addition to the press releases all around the web, here is Tim Plummer's briefing on the new features: