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What Will Businesses Like and Dislike in joomla 3.5?

Today, we have an internal staff training on joomla 3.0 developer version. As I’m looking forward to today’s training and discussion, I’m thinking how our existing and new clients may react to the new version of joomla CMS:

Likes:
1. Refreshed and modern look. A significant improvement over the current joomla CMS 2.5 and 1.5

 

 


2. Everything "looks alike.” It may be a bit unusual at first but you will quickly learn and be familiarized with the new interface if you use it on a daily or weekly basis.


3. No rush to upgrade. joomla 2.5 will be supported until 2014 so there is no immediate requirement to upgrade to joomla 3.5 client version.


4. Cheaper to upgrade for simple sites. joomla sites not using many extensions will be easier and less expensive to migrate to joomla 3.5 cutting back on technical upgrade costs.


The main dashboard.
5. The new article screen.


6. More intuitive and easier front end editing.





Don’t likes:
1. Getting used to completely revamped administrator interface.

 


2. Getting familiar with some of the new features joomla 3 provides.


3. More expensive to migrate templates, 3rd party extensions and extension data.  Templates, 3rd party extensions and extension data will be harder to migrate to the new joomla CMS version which will increase the cost of the migration.

4. Support for joomla 1.5 will end shortly after joomla 3.0 release. Check with your developer or development company how much longer they will provide you support for joomla 1.5.