Joomla 4.0 RC2 is released for extension and template developers to work with it in order to prepare extensions for the stable release of Joomla! CMS 4.0.
Spotlight on Joomla4Accessibility
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. Now you can change how you use Joomla as an administrator in your profile.
Using the accessibility tab you can:
- Change the backend colour to monochrome.
- Set the contrast from normal to high.
- Highlight links.
- Increase the font size.
And with the Additional Accessibility Features plugin enabled you can extend the experience to the front end of your site when logged in. This gives you unprecedented levels of control to:
- Increase and decrease the text size and spacing.
- Invert colors.
- Remove grey hues.
- Underline links.
- Change the cursor size.
- Add a reading guide.
- Enable text to speech.
- Enable speech to text.
Remember that the release candidate version should only be used on TEST sites. Do not use it for your live site.
JOOMLA 4 HIGHLIGHT FEATURES
Joomla 4 provides more speed optimized that will help to increase your website performance.
Joomla 4 comes with many architecture changes designed to maximize security and keep hackers out. The benefits are countless when it comes to ensuring you and your clients data are as well protected as they can be.
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.
Deliver customized 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.
Joomla 3.10 Alpha 7
Along with Joomla 4 RC 2, the 7th alpha version of Joomla 3.10 also is carried out.
Joomla 3.10 is the bridge between Joomla 4 and Joomla 3.x. Joomla 3.10 stable will primarily be a release containing backports of API changes from the Joomla 4 development branch to help ease the transition to the next major release for the community. Joomla 3.10 will be supported for 2 years after it has been finally released. A new feature is introduced in Joomla 3.10 is the Joomla Update component to help you with your mini-migration process: the Pre-Update Checker.
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.
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