Joomla! CMS version 4 is on the horizon
Alpha version released for testing
We are firmly committed to making the next generation of Joomla the best. Joomla 4 will provide simplicity and a better user experience while also being a more powerful system for developers.
Install Joomla in the blink of an eye. An easier, faster and more user friendly install process
Brand new User Interfaces (backend and frontend) to provide a new and improved experience, using Bootstrap 4.
The web is for all, we aim to ensure that the backend template is accessible (Level AA of WCAG 2.1)
The power of the Joomla Framework merged into the CMS
A fully rebuilt Media Manager with a cleaner User Interface and new image editing capabilities
A new Publishing Workflow to manage your articles in an advanced and customisable way
New security features such as support for prepared SQL statements
An enhanced event dispatching system
Reworked Application for Command Line Interface (CLI)
And much more!
What’s the difference between Alpha 5 and Alpha 6?
Please visit GitHub to see all changes applied between Alpha 5 and Alpha 6.
We are pleased to share briefly the status of the main features:
Work is ongoing to fully implement the design proposed in the Joomla Magazine
Publishing Workflow (lead by Benjamin Trenkle)
This feature needs optimisations in multilingual environments and for when the workflow component is hidden
Webservices (lead by George Wilson)
A decision will soon be made on whether to implement it with minimal error handling or to continue work on a more complete prototype with larger backwards compatibility implications
Media Manager (lead by Allon Moritz)
The NMM features are almost complete but it needs more tests to reach the Beta milestone, especially on websites with a large number of images
7 releases still need to get merged to Joomla 4. Due to the release of Joomla 3.9, this task will take more time than previously scheduled.
As per our development strategy, a beta milestone is considered feature complete but is still not considered suitable for production environments. The software is intended to be tested thoroughly for regressions, security and stability problems. To learn more about our development strategy, please read this article.
To help ensure the 4.0 release and our major features are “production ready”, we need your help testing releases and reporting any bugs you may find at issues.joomla.org.
We are looking for volunteers to take care of the marketing for Joomla 4.
Joomla 4 is being actively developed but we need more volunteers. We intend to publish one Alpha release monthly and share the progress with the community.
At this moment we can't give a date for a final release but due to the amount of work still needed to have a high quality product, we would like to inform the community the stable release is not expected before the end of 2019. We would be able to provide a schedule once we reach beta.
The most up-to-date information regarding the timeline will be found in our project roadmap.
We have started to provide some tutorials to help you with Joomla 4. We’ll be writing more tutorials to help you understand the major changes of Joomla 4. You can find the existing ones, like how to create a Plugin for Joomla 4, here.
Most of the feature documentation will be needed once we have reached Beta (feature freeze).
Joomla 4.0 will be Joomla’s next major version. Joomla 3.10 will be released alongside Joomla 4 as the last minor release of Joomla 3 as announced here. Joomla 3.10 will continue to be supported for 2 years giving you plenty of time to plan your migration to Joomla 4 and update your extensions (if required) to become Joomla 4 compatible versions. We will provide resources to help with the migration on the documentation site.