Joomla 4.0.0 Stable - Ready for a new world of possibilities. Use the hashtags #joomla4 #Joomla4All

Let’s celebrate! Today is an important day for the Joomla! Project. We’re celebrating our 16th birthday. But that’s not all… After 9 years of hard work by our volunteers, we are proud to announce the release of our new major version, Joomla 4.0, alongside Joomla 3.10, known as “the bridge”.

What is Joomla 4?

Joomla 4 is a major version. Meaning we’re bringing plenty of new features. Everything has been redesigned, rethought and of course, we added great new features. 

Most importantly, Joomla 4.0 is built for you, designed for all! Joomla4All!
To build new sites with, to migrate from Joomla RC to Joomla stable and also from the Joomla 3.10 series as well as from Joomla 2.5 series. 

Whether an individual, blogger, charity, web agency or multinational, Joomla is a great choice!



Where can I download Joomla 4?

On the Downloads site, of course :)

New Installations

New installation instructions and technical requirements



You would like to make a tour of Joomla 4 without having to install it? We have a solution for you: Try Joomla 4.0 at 


How can I upgrade my site to Joomla 4?

Don’t stress, you’re not alone, we are guiding you for the mini-migration.
The first step will be to update your site to Joomla 3.10. We invite you to read Joomla 3.10 The Pre-update Checker. The 3.10 update checker will tell you which extensions are compatible with Joomla 4.0 (great, isn’t it?). 
And then, you just have to follow our step by step tutorials. You can find them on our official documentation at Planning is the most important part of the mini-migration process. See to start with. At the bottom of that doc, you can then proceed to the step by step for mini-migration from 3.10 to 4.x. and specifically start with planning at (you’ll find plenty of information and tutorial about Joomla 4 on JDocs).
Note: we advise you to first test the migration on a copy of your production site.

You may also wonder if you have to migrate ASAP? You can take your time, we’ll support 3.10 for 2 more years. So your site is not at risk if you don’t upgrade now. And don’t forget that some of your extensions may not be yet ready for Joomla 4 (even though most developers have done a great job offering a Joomla 4 test version for a while - you can read articles about these extensions on the Joomla Community Magazine)



Joomla 4 is out, make some noise!

Let the world know Joomla 4.0 is released.
Use the hashtag #Joomla4 and #Joomla4All, share the Joomla 4 video, send the Joomla 4 brochure to your clients or add it to your pro site (you can find it at
And more to come soon…Special Joomla 4 products will be available on the Joomla Shop by the end of the month, as well as imagery you can use on your social media accounts, websites, newsletters…


Joomla 3.10 helps with the transition to Joomla 4

Along with Joomla 4, we are releasing the stable version of Joomla 3.10.
Joomla 3.10 is the bridge between the 2 major series. Joomla 3.10 stable is primarily a release containing backports of API changes from the Joomla 4.0 to help ease the transition to the next major release for the community. Joomla 3.10 will be supported with security patches until 17.08.2023. 
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 to prepare your upgrade to Joomla 4.0 smoothly.
Can I update my website from 3.9.x to Joomla 4 Stable?
The simple answer here is yes.
In order to upgrade from 3.9.x to Joomla 4, you must go via the latest 3.10 release. You can use the “Joomla Next” Update Server to point your installation to Joomla 4. In order to provide you with the pre-upgrade checker and having a common code base for upgrading. There is no direct upgrade path between 3.9 and 4.x planned nor supported so all upgrades go through 3.10.
The Joomla! Documentation has an entire section dedicated to migrations and mini-migrations. Most relevant here is the Joomla 3.10.x to 4.x mini-migration documentation.  As with all types of migrations, planning is most important. Plan, plan, plan. Planning makes migrations go smoothly.
The funnel, why migrate? gives definitions to the different types of migrations, a self-assessment to determine if you’ll be comfortable doing the migration yourself, links to resources to find a professional to assist you, planning, and step by step instructions.
If you are positive you can do this migration on your own, feel free to start with At the bottom of that page will be a great big button that will direct you to the step by step instructions.

Who is Joomla! for?


Joomla 4 is for all.
Written by volunteers from every sector it's used all over the internet for all kinds of projects: small projects, but also national government sites. From small shops to world-leading brand sites.
Joomla’s power comes from its ever-evolving code base, keeping up with best practices, but also from its large ecosystem of developers who see opportunities in the market and fill those gaps with good software designed to meet real-world needs.
Joomla 4 is the latest in a world-class CMS that allows you to start your website knowing it can grow with your needs and scale with your customers.
All this and Joomla 4 is free to use and open-source software. 
What are you waiting for? Install today and grow your future.


Accessible layout, contrast and infrastructure. Make your site open to all.


With an improved media manager and editor build amazing websites.


Customisable email templates let the site emails fit your brand.


Let your users find your content fast and efficiently.


Architecture changes and modern code are designed to maximize security.


Joomla4 takes care of SEO so you can get to the top of any search engine.


Fast loading web pages keep your users from clicking away. 


From idea to polished publication in a defined and controlled way.

How can you help Joomla development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla. It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or a user of Joomla. You can contact any of our volunteer engagement team to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.
The Joomla! Bug Squad and the CMS Release Team are some of the most active teams in the CMS development process and are always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. A great way for increasing your working knowledge of the Joomla code base, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.
If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Jacob Waisner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Bug Squad coordinator.
You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The Project also wants to thank all the contributors who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in the Joomla CMS and Framework.

A Huge Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Joomla 4.0 is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers.
A big thank you goes out to everyone that contributed to the 4.0 release! Right now we're over 46,193 commits with many different people contributing to those commits (not including testers and other non-coding activities).