What's new in Joomla! 4

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≥ 4.0

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Joomla! 4.4[edit]

Joomla 4.4 has no features. But it is required for you to be able to upgrade from Joomla 4.x to Joomla 5.x It contains updates to allow for a smoother upgrade path but no new features.

  • See the list of new enhancements and fixes on GitHub

Joomla! 4.3[edit]

The main features are:

  • Guided Tours
    • A feature to help guide new users through administrative tasks. There are 2 articles regarding Guided tours. The first is an introduction to the tours detailing where to find them and how to use them: Joomla Community Magazine
  • Other Features
    • Media Manager Revamp
    • Workflow transitions user improvements
    • Menu (filter, rebuild the tree, URL type menu select)
    • Use article's browser page title parameter before article title
    • Search for a specific article content
    • Conditional fields for custom fields
    • Upgrade to Bootstrap 5.2
    • PHP 8.2 improved support
    • Adding support to the NEL header to the core httpheaders plugin
  • See the list on new features/improvements on GitHub

Joomla! 4.2[edit]

The main features are:

  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • With the new keyboard shortcuts, you can save time and become more productive.
  • Multi-factor Authentication
    • Until now, Joomla only offered ‘Two-Factor’ Authentication; with ‘Multi-factor’ Authentication, we are taking site access security one step further by allowing you to choose different authentication mechanisms to secure your site. You can choose to use a Yubi-key, Web Authentication, a verification code, or a code by email.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
    • With the new keyboard shortcuts, you can save time and become more productive.
  • See the list on new features/improvements on GitHub

Joomla! 4.1[edit]

The main features are:

  • Tasks Scheduler
    • The new Task Scheduler comes in addition to the existing Workflows Manager and Web Services introduced in Joomla 4.0. This unique combination adds a tremendous potential to Joomla as a Web applications and automation framework.
  • Taking overrides onto the next level with Child Templates
    • With child templates, you can create different instances of a template with one click, changing only the lines of code you need to, it is simple and effective. In the past, personalizing template parts for specific pages involved several technical steps, which are now integrated.
  • Accessibility Checker
    • Every visitor unable to view your page is potentially a lost customer. Joomla 4's main focus is accessibility, and now we enable authors to create great accessible content with Jooa11y: It visually highlights common accessibility and usability issues. Ideal for busy content creators, Jooa11y identifies many errors and warnings, providing help and advice on how to fix them.
  • Syntax Highlighting in the integrated editor
    • With Joomla! 4.1 all the code is syntax highlighted in the built-in TinyMCE editor. This will make it so much easier to read all of your HTML tags and CSS classes. Markup is clearly displayed. Additionally, you can search and replace directly in the HTML code view.
  • Inline Help
    • After cleaning up a large number of redundant descriptions in Joomla 4.0, we're now implementing the ability to enable/disable detailed online help when necessary. Until now, this feature has only been available for global configuration settings, but it can now be extended to any zone and used by Joomla extension developers.
  • See the list on new features/improvements on GitHub

Joomla! 4.0

The following information below is from the Joomla! 4 Introduction site. With Joomla you can build many types of websites. Community-based websites, e-commerce or e-learning websites, Joomla can adapt to the structure or purpose of the website you have in mind. Joomla has an extensive array of features to help you achieve amazing results:


Guided tours are a great way to learn how to use the administrator section of your site. Guided tours come preinstalled for the most common tasks and can be extended and built from scratch to guide visitors through any component or configuration


With security at its heart, Joomla has offered two factor authentication for years. Now Joomla adds multi-factor allowing you to chose the other authentication, giving you more control in your sites security and future proofing authentication.


Keyboard shortcuts are there to make life easier. Simple keyboard keystrokes that increase your productivity. Now you can use set shortcuts and define your own keyboard shortcuts taking your editing skills to a new level.


Childtemplates allow you to create different looks for your site without editing your template. The seperation makes updating the template so much easier. With child templates, all the assets are in the media folder. All controlled from one XML file.


Do you have tasks you do time and time again? Or tasks for the future which you must not forget to do? Now you can automate them with ease using the new Task Scheduler that shipped in Joomla 4.1.


Get to the top of any search engine fast with Joomla 4. It takes care of SEO so you can focus on getting your great content noticed. SEO built into the page means you get the correct page structure without any additional extensions.


A redesigned administration area speeds content creation. Improved media manager and editor updates give you the power to design and build amazing websites. Article templates help you and your colleagues keep to the page design.


Let your users find your content fast and efficiently. Joomla 4 search is advanced and configurable. With an active indexer, once indexed it adds content as it's created so you need do no more than concentrate on creating more stunning content.


Customisable email templates speed up the process of site deployment and personalisation. Change the site emails to fit your brand. Use the distinctive style of your site to communicate with your users when sending site emails.


With workflows, you can create any number of processes to take your content creation from idea to polished publication in a defined and controlled way. Workflow plugins create a powerful new ecosphere speeding up content creation.


With Joomla 4 you benefit from increased performance. Speed is one of the top factors in converting clicks to views. Whether your site is e-commerce or you need to grow your subscriptions. Joomla 4 makes it go like a rocket.


Joomla 4 delivers best in class accessibility. All visitors to your website will benefit. Layout, contrast and infrastructure all have accessibility built-in. Joomla 4 aims for W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 (with AA compliance).


Running a website with well written, state-of-the-art code helps you stay safe. Joomla 4 contains many changes designed to maximize security and keep hackers out. Moving to Joomla 4 is the wise choice.

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