Improved routing system
Cleaner, shorter and more friendly URLs!
New options to give you more control over your URL structure including the often requested "remove IDs" feature. Designed to help you improve SEO, you can benefit from these improvements instantly on all new site builds *.
Paving the road to Joomla! 4
A smooth migration to our next major version
Joomla! 3.8 includes a Joomla! 4 compatibility layer. The core PHP classes will be moving to PHP namespaces in Joomla! 4. To make extension development and transition smooth, the majority of the core library classes have already been namespaced in Joomla! 3.8 with class aliases in place to ensure backwards compatibility.
Now always installable & multilingual
Need some sample data for testing? Install it any time you need with multilingual support included.
Extension developers, you can deliver your own sample data.
A cleaner, faster codebase
A thorough review of our codebase has been carried out and updates have been applied to improve both readability and processing times.
State of the art cryptography
The core encryption library supports the new sodium extension which will be added to PHP 7.2 and through a polyfill this library will be available to all users of Joomla! on all of our supported platforms.