The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the planned release of Joomla! CMS 4.0 Stable and Joomla 3.10 Stable.
And it is with great pride that the Joomla! Project would like to announce the planned launch of Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10 to coincide with its birthday celebrations.
Nearly nine long years in the making, Joomla 4 is finally here. This open source, community project has delivered a Content Management System that has been downloaded over 123,000,000 times in its 16 years. Translated into 77 languages and with over 2.5 million sites. At 3.1% Joomla is the third most popular CMS accounting for one in every 50 websites on the internet. With over 9% of all business websites, Joomla’s emphasis on accessibility, speed, security and SEO out of the box make it the CMS of choice for sites that want to expand and grow.
Joomla 4: the free to download and use, entirely volunteer built CMS with 16 years experience delivering products you can trust.
Whatever size your site is, accessibility is a must, and from the start, Joomla 4 delivers best in class accessibility. The layout, contrast and infrastructure all have accessibility built-in so all your visitors will benefit. We have aimed for W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (with AA compliance)
A redesigned administration area speeds content creation. Improved media manager and editor updates give you the power to design and build amazing websites. Article templates help you and your colleagues keep to the page design
Deliver customised emails that welcome and inform your website's audience effectively! With the new email template system, it's easier than ever to make the emails your site sends be on message and on brand. Now you can take your site to the next level when communicating with your customers.
Search is a boost to any site. It allows your visitors to hone in on the areas they are interested in, increasing engagement and improving your sites ranking. So when it comes to search look no further, Joomla 4 smart search has many improvements over previous Joomla search and is the best to date.
Get to the top of any search engine fast with Joomla 4. It takes care of SEO, so you can focus on getting your great content noticed. SEO built into the architecture of the page means you get the correct page structure without any additional extensions.
Running a site with state of the art well-written code helps you stay ahead when it comes to security. With many architecture changes designed to maximize security and keep hackers out, you can be assured that moving to Joomla 4 is a wise choice. The benefits are countless when it comes to ensuring you and your clients data are as well protected as they can be.
With Joomla 4 you benefit from the increased performance. Speed is one of the top factors in conversions whether your site is ecommerce or you need to grow your subscriptions. Joomla 4 gives your site the boost it needs.
Workflows help you to run your site efficiently, making sure that the jobs that need to get done are done and by the right people. Combined with the many improvements in the media manager, content writers will love the new workflow and media manager.
Along with Joomla 4 Stable, we are releasing the first stable version of Joomla 3.10.
Joomla 3.10 is the bridge between the two major series. Joomla 3.10 stable will primarily be a release containing backports of API changes from the Joomla 4.0 development branch to help ease the transition to the next major release. Joomla 3.10 will be supported for two years after it has been finally released.
Once your website is updated to 3.10, the pre-update checker will allow you to check the compatibility with the Joomla 4.0 minimum requirements in terms of the current hosting environment and, more importantly, your installed extensions. This will help you migrate to Joomla 4.0 smoothly.
Joomla 4 is for everyone!.
Written by volunteers from every sector, it's used all over the internet for all kinds of projects: small projects, but also national government sites. From small shops to world-leading brand sites.
Joomla’s power comes from its ever-evolving code base, keeping up with best practice, but also from its large ecosystem of developers who see opportunities in the market and fill those gaps with good software designed to meet real-world needs.
Joomla 4 is the latest in a world-class CMS that allows you to start your website knowing it can grow with your needs and scale with your customers.
All this, and Joomla 4 is free to use and open-source software.
What are you waiting for? Install today and grow your future.
There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla. It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or a user of Joomla. You can contact any of our volunteer engagement team to get more information, or if you are ready, you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.
The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the CMS development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. A great way for increasing your working knowledge of the Joomla! code base, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.
You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The Project also wants to thank all the contributors who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in the Joomla! CMS and Framework.
A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 4.0 release! Right now we're over 46,150 commits with many different people contributing to those commits (not including testers and other non-coding activities).
originally posted on joomla.org