Joomla 4.0 RC4 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 Joomla4Speed
✔️ It's important to make sure your site has the best performance possible. With Joomla 4 and a good hosting provider you get lightning speed as measured by the main independent arbitrator in such matters: Google Lighthouse.
✔️ Joomla team used their global platinum sponsors, Scalahostings cloud VPS solutions and Rochen hosting to test the speed and performance of Joomla 4. With default install of both CMS and hosting package, it scored an impressive 100% for Performance.
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
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) 2.0 (with AA compliance)
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.
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 9
Along with Joomla 4 RC 4, the 9th 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.
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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