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What interesting will Joomla 4 Development team bring to their big fans?

According to the newest announcement from Joomla Organization, the alpha version of Joomla 4 has been released, and there is no doubt about the release date of the stable version is really close. With this new version, new improvements of coding and its new features are receiving much concern from Joomla fans. In Joomla 4, you must use at least PHP 7, and Bootstrap 4 is also integrated as well. Besides, backend UI improvements and many amazing features are promised to keep away from backward compatibility breaks.

The entire core of Joomla 4 has been created with the modern technologies in order to make Joomla easier to use but still be a powerful platform CMS. Intending to simplify the upgrade process within a click, and prevent extensions from unexpected backward compatibility breaks, Joomla 4 is worth our wait for the possibility to do more things.  Let’s see what will we have with this new release!

1. Integrates with Bootstrap 4

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS Framework to build responsiveness for websites. This is a core rewrite of the entire project and is used for making your projects powerful. Joomla 4 and following versions will be intended to accompany the modern version of Bootstrap.

Bootstrap 4 Integration

2. User-friendly back-end UI

Joomla 4 development team has made an advance for backend UI to be more friendly and easy to use.

Joomla 4 Back End

The backend navigation with collapsed options is now on the sidebar. After users click on menu, main menu will collapse with icons and also give space to the sub-menu bar.

Joomla backend responsiveness is also improved to work faster and look cleaner.

Joomla 4 Responsive Back End

Joomla 4 new looks

Article Editing Page

Add new article page

Article Manager

Articles Manager

Global Configuration

Global configuration

Module Manager

Module Manager

3. Improvements in Coding

Component Structure of Orthogonal

The system of  Orthogonal has 2 components:

  • Horizontal: commenting, versioning, tagging, translating…
  • Vertical: content, web links, contacts, users,…

This improvement is to help all components take advantages of new capabilities which are built to be used across extensions.

UI components with latest technologies

A collection of components will be created with custom elements – the new W3C standard. Every component uses optimized Javascript and plain to have beautiful performance with greatly optimized HTML markup for giving developers more benefits.

Improving MVC layer

Duties of the component in this Joomla 4 are going to be restricted, so that component will implement its core functionality and the rest supposed to be pulled out from the system. This improvement helps extensions cleaner to code. The “Command bus”  to minimize and extend the functionality will be used anywhere they have  multitask/single controller.

4. New appearance of frontend and backend templates

Joomla 4 provides you 2 new frontend and backend templates which are Cassiopeia and Atum. They are really responsive and integrated with Bootstrap 4.

Back End Template

The new template of backend

Front End Template

The new template of frontend

5. New Media Manager

The New Media Manager will allow users to manage their media files easier in structuring folder system as well as managing files. You can also configure specific permissions to any role of user.

Joomla 4 Media Manager

6. Easy-to-install installation process

Changes make difference! Along with many amazing features, Joomla 4 also offer you an installation process which is minimal and simple to carry out. Along with that, demo data and multilingual installation will be mentioned at step “Customize installation”.

In addition,  many options supposed to be added to the installation process, for example:

  • Demo data rework installation
  • Ability to install extensions (with minimum main supported extensions).

7. Improving SEO features

SEO is an essential process of web development, and Schema markup integration and many features have been launched which the previous Joomla versions provided to improve SEO. In the upcoming Joomla 4, new SEO features have been noted in the to-do list of the development team. Hopefully wait for it in stable version!

8. Shorten page loading times

Improve code quality, use modern technologies, remove older out of work functionality, change JFactory to Dependency Injection Containers, get Joomla framework in use for more components, Code Namespacing, Deprecation,…These advances will help to shorten page loading times much.


Along with the release date of Joomla 4, we are also excited to get ready for projects to update and release new Joomla 4! templates right after it launches! Joomla 4 is promised to be a big step to a modern and convenient web development. Let’s wait for this amazing Joomla 4 release together and get a full ready for it!

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