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What to Know About Joomla 3.9

 A few days a go, the Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suite was released. GDPR went into effect a few months ago.  The Joomla team responded developing:

    • An easier way to get user consent for recording their data
    • The ability to manage user data requests through a new component
    • The ability for extension developers to report data collection via a new API

The consent is a plugin to activate on the Joomla contact form.The message can be customized, select your privacy policy article and a redirect message when a visitor registers on the your site.JoomlaShack has a created a quick tutorial on how to use Joomla's Privacy and GDPR features.

In addition to the privacy suite, Joomla 3.9 includes other features such as:

    • User Actions Log which was crated by the Google Summer of Code Project
    • Article Notes have been enhanced. if you've used the notes feature and versioning, you will find this helpful where you can view your notes in the version history screen
    • Enhanced content search which uses a Google-style search to well - search the text of your articles
    • Add an module using a module ID, said differently, means if you have multiple modules with the same name, you can use the module ID to get the exact one you want to display
    • Custom Field Enhanced List Field Type - Repeatable.This makes it possible to create a mini-form.This only applies to five (5) field types: editor, media, number, text, and text area.
    • Defining alternative layouts for custom fields using the Joomla override functionality to protect the core
    • Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA for Joomla core.You will see a new plugin for invisible, and it works with the latest V3 released October 2018.For more info in invisible Recaptcha check out: https://g.co/recaptch/v3
    • An update to the Newsflash module now allows selection of the full article image to display
    • An update to the Latest Articles module which now allows articles by Author

To download Joomla 3.9 and learn more about these feature, check out the Joomla 3.9 Landing Page

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