It’s around midnight and I’ve been poking around this video for the last couple of hours. I’m quite excited at the fact that the new Joomla 1.6.0 content management system is at its 8th Beta release. Yep, almost to a public release! I’ve been personally using this particular application since 2005 and have been very happy with its results on individual websites that I’ve worked on. Whether you’re a novice or experienced web developer there’s a little bit for everyone in here. Its navigation style is extremely easy to use and not to mention that you can setup the application itself in a matter of minutes in your web hosting environment. Most web hosting providers even offer Joomla Installations using Fantastico which make things even easier.
Before I drift off here I’m excited to present to you this short tutorial video on how to setup Joomla 1.6.0 Beta 8 on your web server in less than 10 minutes. The installation process is actually identical to installing Joomla 1.5.x on a web server. Prior to performing any installation I would recommend that you check with your settings to ensure that everything looks good.
There will be a follow up post to this one where I will walk you thru the back-end of the content management system. Some of the changes made are quite drastic and some users may have trouble adjusting. Look for another post coming soon where I will guide you thru the administration area of Joomla 1.6.0.