Joomla Version 1.6

On the 10th January 2011 Joomla released version 1.6 of their award-winning, open-source content management system.

This release has a brand new look and an array of great new features to take the management of your website to the next level.

New look

Existing users of Joomla familiar with the administration area will notice the aesthetic improvements to the system straightaway. The look and feel has been refined and brought right up to date with new icons and cleaner lines.

The admin menus have been reorganised and improved to make them more logical, they also include shortcuts to often used functions like ‘New Article’.

New features

Time saving buttons

Throughout Joomla 1.6 there are new buttons that save precious time when working on your site.

Multi-language support

This version includes a basic way to implement a multi-language site.

You can set as many languages as you like and set any articles you write to be included under the appropriate language.

Nested categories

No more sections! Nested categories only, in unlimited numbers and levels.

SEO improvements

You can now set meta descriptions and keywords for categories as well as articles and in articles you can change the page title and you can add the site name to page titles.

This post was adapted from Joomla’s promotional infographic, Joomla 1.6 Top 10 Improvements Since Version 1.5.

Alison Chaffey


Alison is our Creative Director*. She has worked alongside Anthony to build the business since it was founded in 2009. Her passion is design and UX, and she has a laser eye-for-detail. In other words, she’s a web developer’s worst nightmare.