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Hi friends, wish you a nice day as always! For Joomla fans, as you have known before, that Joomla 3.8 is going to be released soon. Is there something interesting with this new release? Let’s see what features are going to be launched with it!

New URL Router

The plan that an up-to-date Joomla URL routing system would be released along with Joomla 3.7 was cancelled, as we knew, and it is now planned for upcoming Joomla 3.8. This new router gets your SEO performance better by being equipped with user friendly URLs and page/archive addresses. This feature allows you to make a decision that content item IDs would appear in URLs or not. These IDs also can be removed absolutely from your URLs if you want. The Joomla team has mentioned some detailed information relating to the next routing system in Joomla 3.8

When you use the new router of Joomla 3.8, these below are some advances that you can have:

Category Page Example

  • Existing router                  : /article-categories/72-bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products
  • New router with IDs       : /article-categories/26-bakery-dairy/28-photo-gallery/72-products
  • New router without IDs: /article-categories/bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products

Article Page Example

  • Existing router                  : /article-categories/72-bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products/25-cakes
  • New router with IDs       : /article-categories/26-bakery-dairy/28-photo-gallery/72-products/25-cakes
  • New router without IDs: /article-categories/bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products/cakes

Orientation to Joomla 4.0

The Joomla development team also informs about Joomla 4.0 path which will be widely used and integrated with namespaced PHP codes. Namespaced class names  will be started using from Joomla 3.8, besides, existing class names will keep being supported till version Joomla 5.0. This creates a valuable chance for developers of extension or template to keep pace with new innovation constantly, meanwhile, the trip to the upcoming big thing starts here.

Release schedule for Joomla 3.8

The plan for releasing Joomla 3.8 has been mentioned in Plan Announcement blog posts.

  • Feature freeze                           : July 14, 2017
  • First Joomla 3.8 beta             : Within the week of July 24, 2017
  • Joomla 3.8 stable release    : Around middle of September, 2017

This is a short quick bulletin for the upcoming version of Joomla. To find more information about it and resources, as well as orientation for your next projects, please take a look at the Official blog post here.

Thank you so much for reading. If you have any question about this article, please don’t hesitate to contact us here, we will reply as soon as possible!

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