Joomla! 1.5 support has officially ended. Your 1.5 site continue to run as it has been running. However, there will be no new security features and fixes released. This leaves a 1.5 site vulnerable to hacking and unable to benefit from newly released Joomla! upgrades and features.
You might consider updating your site to Joomla! 2.5, a fully support Joomla! platform. Converting to 2.5 will provide the assurance that your site will be secure. Additionally, you will be able to access and enjoy some cool new features that come with the Joomla! 2.5 platform.
Let’s take a look at some of the new features added in Joomla! 2.5.
Joomla! 2.5 New Features
Joomla! Smart Search
A responsive content search feature that allows you to efficiently search your site content as well as offering search suggestions.
Multi Database Support
Joomla! 2.5 can be run on MySQL and MSSQL (Microsoft SQL)
Easy Updating with One Click Updates
You will have the ability to keep all of your extensions and Joomla!! current with just the click of a button. Super easy.
Additional choices for Offline Modes
Ability to use a custom message for Offline Mode as well as an image if desired.
Captcha User Registrations
Joomla! 2.5 uses Captcha registration forms, a key tactic in blocking spam registrations to your site.
Better Performance in editing menu items
You'll be able to add classes to menu items, only load the menu options if you need them and assign images to menu items much easier.
Joomla! 2.5 provides Multilanguage support. It is no longer necessary to use a 3rd party component.
Joomla! 2.5 adds subcategory filters to the category filters that were present in earlier versions, providing increased organization potential for your site.
We hope this list provides an easy to understand overview of the new features available to your site using Joomla! 2.5. Please feel free to contact us at (208)740-1534 today with any questions or to discuss any specific issues with which you might need assistance.