Joomla! 4 is on the horizon
Do you know Joomla 4 is being developed? The latest alpha release is Joomla 4.0 Alpha 4 that was released on 27 July 2018 for testing, and as the Joomla's project roadmap, the first stable version will be released in the 1st Half of 2019.
When the Joomla 4.0 stable is released, it will be Joomla's new major version. Joomla 3.10 will be released alongside Joomla 4 as the last minor release of Joomla 3 as being announced here . Joomla 3.10 will have continued to be supported for 2 years giving you plenty of time to plan your migration to Joomla 4.
Joomla 4 intends to deliver more simplicity and a better experience for users and a more powerful system for developers. And it is firmly committed to be the best generation of Joomla!
Here' a short list of Joomla 4 key features and benefits Joomla intends to implement:
- A cleaner and more powerful codebase with the removal of deprecated functions from Joomla 3.x and the use of PHP namespaces that allows developers to deliver more robust and innovative applications than ever before
- Install Joomla in the blink of an eye: an easiest, fastest and more user friendly install process
- Brand new User Interfaces (backend and frontend) to provide a new and easiest experience, using Bootstrap 4
- Because the web is for all, we aim to provide an accessible backend template (Level AA of WCAG 2.0)
- The power of the Joomla Framework merged to the CMS
- A fully rebuilt Media Manager with a cleaner User Interface and new image editing features
- New security features such as support for prepared SQL statements
- An enhanced event dispatching system
- Reworked Application for Consoles
- And many more!
If you want to have a closer look about these new features and changes of Joomla 4, you can follow the link below to download and install Joomla 4.0 Alpha 4 on your dev server for testing.
Please note that do not use the Alpha versions for your production sites.
The most up-to-date information regarding the Joomla 4 timeline can be found here .
JoomlaGeek is getting ready for Joomla! 4
This week, we are pleased to announce the availability of Geek Landing Page version 3.7.0 - the first release that is in a plan of upgrading our extensions to work compatible with Joomla 4. You can download and install this version right now on Joomla 4 site for testing.
This release also includes some small improvements and bug fixes, and of course, it is still compatible with Joomla 3.x series, and you are safe to upgrade it on your production websites.
Other extensions will also be upgraded in turn for Joomla 4 compatibility in the 4th quarter of 2018. Stay updated with us to get the latest news.
For the quick preview about Geek Landing Page on Joomla 4, please go through the screenshots below (click on images to enlarge).
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