It's Time To Do More!
As of Joomla! 3.3, the minimum supported PHP version required to use Joomla! will be 5.3.10.
By itself, this enhances security for the Joomla! CMS, with some security highlights for Joomla! CMS 3.3 Release being:
Microdata has been one of the top features requested for Joomla! from marketers! Google Summer of Code contributions from Alexandru Pruteanu enable the first implementation of core micro-data into the Joomla! CMS.
Extended implementation into the CMS planned for future releases Joomla! continues to deliver improved ROI with enhanced SEO capabilities
There's been code brewing for a complete overhaul of the JRouter for a while. The JRouter is the traffic director for Joomla, the router for all page rendering, URLs, etc. The first implementation of the new router is in the 3.3 Release.
Testing has shown: a 10% increase in website speed over 2.5 seconds faster page load times delivering even more SEO enhancements for improved ROI
Sounds like a cereal commercial, but what does it mean?
With the release of Joomla! 3.3, Joomla! now no longer requires Mootools for any of the core CMS functionality. Amongst the benefits:
Another Google Summer of Code contribution, by Alex Marin, sees the first standalone package integration of cloud storage APIs in the Joomla! CMS
The new API in Joomla! 3.3 will allow Joomla! to access cloud storage services. Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace and Dropbox.
Allows sites to now use these services as content distribution networks without the need for third party extensions
Joomla! takes a big leap into the mobile space with a total overhaul of both its frontend design and administrator interface.
Joomla! administration has a brand new look and feel, built with the power of Bootstrap responsive framework, along with a touch of the awesome UI/UX work of the Joomla! JUX team.
LESS CSS and jQuery means you can write less code and the Icomoon font icon library provides a wealth of retina-optimized icons.
Joomla is the first major CMS to implement two-factor authentication. Add a single-use code received on your cell phone or a Yubikey to your existing passwords to make your site extra hack-proof.