So today sees the release of Joomla 3.2. Whilst this is still a point release, Joomla 3.2 is one of the Joomla foundations largest release ever, because of the sheer number of bug fixes and new features. There have been over 1000 commits made to the code, with 50 different people contributing to the project.

Whilst bug fixes are incredibly important there are some incredible new features. More information is available in the release notes.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.2?

31266 - GSoC 2013 - Improved Template Manager
31347 - GSoC 2013 - Introducing HTML5 form fields and attributes
31989 - GSoC 2013: Microdata semantics library
31264 - GSoC 2013: Front-end Site Configuration
GSoC 2013 - Removed Mootools dependencies
Miscellaneous interface improvements from the JUX Code Sprint
32175 - JED info link in extensions installer and 1-click installer of "install from Web" plugin
31436 - *Create a update button to list new Help servers
31757 - Enable PSR-0 Autoloading by Default
31389 - TinyMCE 4.0.8 Update
31774 - Add the Framework DI Container to the CMS
31009 - Add a switch to turn mail sending on/off
30944 - Content versioning for core and third-party components
31800 - Add Joomla Ajax Interface to core
31844 - Rapid Application Framework (Joomla! RAD)
31704 - Two factor authentication for Joomla!
31725 - Joomla multilingual site automatic installer
31727 - Migrate application classes from legacy JApplication to JApplicationWeb
31977 - Component for Post-Installation Messages
31561 - Add support for BCrypt encryption of passwords and rewrite cookie based authentication to use it
30781 - Small changes to jForm and jField to allow for repeatable form elements
30798 - Add logging to Joomla Update
31770 - Update to jQuery 1.10.2 and add jQuery Migrate 1.2.1
28638 - Advanced ACL for com_modules, permissions per module