Joomla 3.2 RC is released and there are some important updating instructions.

The Joomla! Project has announced the availability of the Joomla! CMS 3.2 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is scheduled for release on or around November 6th, 2013.

Joomla 3.2 is a pre-release package that should only be used on test sites.

Most notable in this build among new features is the long awaited versioning feature as well as a few notable new features including:

Content versioning

Content versioning has been one of the top features requested for Joomla!. This feature allows joomla to automatically save each version of an article with a version note, and tracks changes, allowing you to compare versions, and revert to any saved version if needed.

Multilingual

Joomla multilingual-site automatic installer For those wanting a multi-lingual site, you'll now be able to set one up automatically during Joomla's initial installation.

RAD (Rapid Application Development) Layer

Joomla's new RAD layer is a rapid application development framework on top of Joomla. In short, it's a Joomla developer's tool to significantly make coding easier and faster.

Micro-data

Another Library that has been added for developers is one that implements http://schema.org micro-data semantics into joomla. This is a Google Summer of Code project, which aimed to add microdata semantics in the Joomla CMS.

Security

There is also the important inclusion of 7 low and medium priority security patches for information disclosure, XSS, DOS and privilege escalation vulnerabilities affecting versions 3.0.3 and earlier versions of 3.0. The security issues are already addressed in the stable Joomla 3.1 release. In addition 38 items from the bug tracker were also addressed.

Full details can be found in the official Joomla 3.2 RC release announcement at joomla.org.

sh404SEF® and Josetta® are released to accommodate the Joomla 3.2 changes

Most notable in these builds are modifications to sh404SEF® and Josetta® to accommodate changes in Joomla! 3.2 which break backward compatibility.

We are actively testing in order to prepare our extensions for the General Availability release of Joomla 3.2.

Users are encouraged to prepare sites with sh404SEF® and Josetta® for the release of 3.2 we have prepared additional instructions at the end of the article.

Users of sh404SEF® and Josetta® should install the latest version of sh404SEF® and Josetta® before upgrading to Joomla 3.2, see the sh404SEF®

Sh404SEF Update instructions

Users of Sh404SEF should install the latest version of Sh404SEF before updating to Joomla! 3.2 - which will break backward compatibility. see our step by step instructions.

However, if you already updated your site to Joomla! 3.2 before installing latest sh404SEF®, and are no longer able to access your website, you will have to use the following workaround (see our step by step instructions).

Josetta® Update instructions

Users of Josetta® must also install the latest version of Josetta® before updating to Joomla 3.2 Joomla! 3.2 includes some changes which break backward compatibility. Simply install the new version over your current version using the Joomla Extension manager installer.

However, if you already updated your site to Joomla! 3.2 before installing latest Josetta®, and are no longer able to access your site, you will have to use the following workaround (see our step by step instructions).

Pro Tip: Back up before making any changes to your site of course, including applying updates to Joomla or extensions

A Joomla upgrade can be performed directly in the Joomla administrative backend. For users with multiple sites, we recommend updating all your sites from Watchful.li — a centralized site manager for Joomla.

Last modified on Nov062013
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