|Joomla! 3.1 - Dynamic Tagging Across Content Types|
|Written by Nick Savov|
|Wednesday, 24 April 2013 21:33|
It is our privilege and pleasure to announce the immediate release of Joomla! 3.1. The biggest feature of Joomla 3.1 is Tags, a built-in tagging system chiefly engineered by Elin Waring and Mark Dexter. However, it’s not just any kind of tagging, it’s dynamic tagging across content-types.
Basically, we didn’t just create tags for articles, but rather we integrated tagging into other areas of the Joomla core that made sense (e.g. contacts, feeds, etc). For example, Tags allow you to create lists, blogs, or other layouts that combine articles with other content types any way you’d like. Not only that, but you can dynamically create the tags from the content, without having to navigate to the Tags component, thus bringing you both power and simplicity.
Furthermore, we took it a step further and provided an API for extension developers to integrate their extensions with Tags. Extension developers will also have the ability to develop innovative ways to use tagging beyond what is in the core CMS. Do you see where this is going? This opens up a whole world of opportunities to create blogs, lists, etc, from an assortment of different extensions and information. For example, you could have a blog that displays tagged items of:
As you can see, Tags in Joomla is the first of its kind and there’s no other major CMS that comes close.
Along with Tags, Joomla 3 offers the following major features:
In conclusion, we hope you that you will enjoy exploring and utilizing Joomla! 3.1’s Tags capability and the other new features Joomla! 3.1 has to offer. Cheers!
Note: You can discuss this blog post at http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=800274