The development of the new Joomla3.5 started back in November, 2015, and five months later it is official and finally out.
It comes with 34 new functions, and many other improvements.
Main thing about Joomla 3.5? It now fully supports PHP 7, which significantly increases the web site speed!
PHP 7 with OpCache is already available on our servers, so you can become part of the experience and enjoy the benefits of that performance improvement!
Few of the other interesting functions are:
Plugin for Joomla Update Notifications:
The plugin will periodically checks the version of the Joomla core, and if a new version is found, it will send notification E-Mail to the Super User. The Super User will also be able to specify a list of users that will be receiving the update alerts.
Improved TinyMCE Editor:
That has to be one of the most useful improvements. You can now Drag and Drop images into the editor directly from your computer! These will be saved in the document root folder of your web site.
User Protostar CSS:
It was impossible to use a custom CSS when using the Protostar template.
The 3.5 update adds a check to see if the file user.css exists and loads the file to allow user customisation.
You would simply need to create the user.css file inside the Protostar template folder (templates/protostar/css).
Easily Insert Modules in Articles:
You can now easily add a module into an article using a button from the editor toolbar. No need to learn any syntax or remember the module details as the user interface does it for them.
These are just few of the 34 awesome new Joomla functions.