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  1. enhanced module manager

    ability to assign modules to components, categories, url variables, user groups, etc.

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      4 comments  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hardcoded module dependency (mod_custom)

      Why is the editor for the module "mod_custom" with a hard-coded condition included?

      Adminstrator/components/com_modules/views/module/tmpl/edit.php (Joomla 1.6.1)

      17: $hasContent = empty($this->item->module) | $ This-> item-> module == 'custom' | $ This-> item-> module == 'mod_custom';

      I think it would be a good idea to control this content editor of a parameter in an XML file of own modules.

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        2 comments  ·  Site Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove username field since email must be unique

        Since the email must be unique I think that the usage of the username ends to be unnecessary

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          4 comments  ·  Site Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 24 votes
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          • SQLite Support

            Support SQLite Database (not only mysql...)

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              3 comments  ·  Site Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Content-Associated Media

              When images, videos, etc.. is uploaded within an article editing page, it is 'associated' with that article.

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              • Switch roles

                This allows a user to switch temporarily to another role so that they can see what the pages would look like to someone with that role. A user can only switch to roles he/she can assign

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                • Doctrine as Joomla's database layer and/or ORM

                  Doctrine is a very mature and powerful ORM. The widely used framework known as Symfony relies on int as one of its main ORM plugins. Sometime before Doctrine 2.0 they split the product into two components, a database abstraction Layer (DBAL; can be used stand alone) and the ORM.

                  In order to make Joomla compatible with more DBMS (even MongoDB), an integration with these frameworks could really benefit the project (and the developers) rather than reinventing the wheel, as Doctrine DBAL has an extremely portable SQL language (its compiled into different DBMS SQL with portability configuyration) and Doctrine ORM has…

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                  • Front-End content and image management

                    Image/Media manager on Front-end
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                    Right now image/media manager on frontend loads all the images.. but i only need to upload 1 new image (loading all the images can be also slow on big sites, like news magazine etc.)

                    maybe it is better to hide all images in to tab:

                    * first tab is upload a new image
                    * second is gallery of previously added images and
                    * third tab is all files/images, your server folder (admin can hide that tab from users)

                    Google uses similar technic. for example, change your googles profile picture..

                    Editing a Article
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                      1 comment  ·  Content  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Plugin to check extension vulnerability list

                      A plugin to check your installed components, modules and plugins against an updated vulnerability list to inform you if you have any insecure extensions running.

                      This would be a valuable plugin indeed!

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                        1 comment  ·  Joomla Extension Directory  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 21 votes
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                        • Adding admin's identificator to personal data

                          Legal provisions in Poland (40 mln people, member of EU) say that the date of the first input of personal data and identificator of the admin who input personal data must be added automatically if there are more than 1 admin that is authorised to access to system.

                          The second condition (the one with admin's identificator) is not supported by Joomla and I can't use Joomla from legal point of view.

                          I presume that similar laws are present in other EU's countries.

                          21 votes
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                          • login by email, remember default yes/no, hidden yes/no

                            Take the basics of Community Builder log in - people are using CB now for the extended user input available, but just because they need more flexibility in log-in and theres no useful non-commercial plugin that comprehensively does the job. Should be a Joomla core function, ideally with the ability to add/edit extended fields to the registration

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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Task Scheduling

                              Build a system to allow for scheduled tasks to be triggered via external script or request.

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                              • administrator login page captcha

                                enhance administrator login page with captcha option.

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                                • Be able to control title tag, meta desc, on each article... and also on each menu...

                                  Basically, eliminate the need for bloated SEO components to just handle title tag, meta desc, etc... should be able to set that on each article page, and each menu, then also build something in to handle 301 redirects... the fewer components the better.

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                                  • Faceted Search

                                    Instead of playing catchup - go for the home run

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                                    • multi site with same code and db

                                      I would like to add multiple sites or multiple versions for different companies to view on separate from another.
                                      With one code base and database

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                                      • Register by user group

                                        With new ACL in 1.6, it is absolutly necessary to include a group selector in the registration form. Meaning if you create user groups for teachers and students with different access levels for each, instead of making the admin change the user from a registered to a teacher or student, it should be an option for user to select group at registration. What prevents students from registering as a teacher? An additional field for a passphrase would be added for the teacher group, that of couse would be easily distributed to the teacher before registration. Currently this can be done…

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                                        • J! with PostgreSQL database

                                          Get possibilitly to connect J! with MySQL or PostgreSQL

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