Joomla 1.6 Beta

The Joomla! Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

The following is the press release.

Joomla! 1.6 Beta Released – Download the World’s Leading PHP-based Content Management System and Easily Build Websites and Online Applications

New York, New York, May 17, 2010 – The Joomla Project, a free, award-winning PHP-based content management system that enables users to build websites and powerful online applications, today announced the beta release of Joomla 1.6. Designed to offer enhanced site control and a more polished user experience, Joomla 1.6 will deliver a variety of new tools to improve website management and access, a more robust organizational structure for content control, and various other user-experience improvements throughout the software.

Joomla! 1.6 Promotional Shirts

For quite some time, the community has clamored for ACL. The drumbeat of demands swelled to a feverish, percussive pitch that has finally exploded in a resounding cry: LET THERE BE ACL!

Newly available in the Joomla! shop is a limited-edition t-shirt that celebrates the inclusion of Access Control Levels in the upcoming Joomla! 1.6 release. Perhaps the most asked-for addition to Joomla! since the project's inception, ACL has finally arrived and it's time to strut the good news!

With the Joomla! logo and a key code line running down the front of the shirt, and the back of the shirt trumpeting the delivery of ACL, this is a garment that proclaims ACL's arrival in all its glory. Only 500 of this very special shirt exist, so take advantage of the opportunity to mark this important moment in Joomla! history.

On sale now in the Joomla! shop is your chance to not only celebrate the highlight of 1.6, but to support all the hard work that has gone into the new release. Here, here!

Joomla! Demo Site

The new Joomla! demo site (demo.joomla.org) correction: will be up and running today [is now up and running}! The site leverages a cloud-based solution to give each user a separate installation of the Joomla! CMS for 30 days.

The new demo site allows users to maintain the integrity of their content, and continue to build and learn over an extended trial period. Each demo site user will get a free, complete, dedicated installation of the Joomla! CMS. Users sign up, verify their email, and start building with complete customization capabilities. After 30 days, a user can easily migrate the site to another host or sign up with CloudAccess.net for an ongoing account.

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