Joomla 4.2.7 is now available. This is a security and bug fix release for the 4.x series of Joomla.
Important if you are using PHP 7.2
A trailing comma in a function call will cause an error to display when using Action logs.
The issue does not affect the updating of the site.
The fix is to remove the comma or update your site's PHP to a version higher than PHP 7.2
The full steps to fix the issue are detailed on the Joomla docs page https://docs.joomla.org/J4.x:Actionlogs_issue_with_php7.2
This release continues Joomla 4’s high standards in accessible web design and brings exciting new features, highlighting Joomla's values of inclusiveness, simplicity and security into an even more powerful open-source web platform.
With Joomla 4.2.7, we have new and improved features for bloggers and authors, web designers, extension developers and web agencies.
Security issues fixed with 4.2.7
-  - Core - CSRF within post-installation messages
-  - Core - Missing ACL checks for com_actionlogs
Bug fixes and Improvements with 4.2.7
- TinyMCE had a lot of fixes for default language, iframe display, showing buttons > See here, here, here, and many others
- Logos (even on login page) should display correctly > See here and here
- Breadcrumbs for menu items with tagged items are fixed > See here
- Modals should open and close correctly > See here
- Permissions for mod_submenu are fixed > See here
- Start and end feature for articles and categories received fixes > See here
- Fix for the child templates html directory > See here
- More rel attributes for URL menu type > See here
- Fix batch categories move error > See here
- A lot of PHP 8.2 compatibility fixes
103 issues closed with Joomla 4.2.7, well done community!
Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.
Where can I download Joomla 4.2.7?
On the Downloads site, of course :)
New installation instructions and technical requirements
Remember… Please clear your browser's cache after updating.
Where can I find documentation about Joomla 4?
We have tutorials to help you with Joomla 4. Creating a Plugin or a Module for Joomla 4, namespaces conventions, prepared statements, using the new web asset classes and many more.
We encourage developers to help write the documentation about Joomla 4 on docs.joomla.org to help and guide users and other extension developers.
A JDocs page will help developers to see the existing documentation, and the documentation still needed.
We invite you to check it regularly, update it and provide the missing content: https://docs.joomla.org/JDOC:Joomla_4_Tutorials_Project
Should I plan to upgrade to Joomla 4.2?
Joomla 4.2 is Joomla’s latest major version.
Joomla 3.10 will continue to be supported with security fixes until 17th August 2023, giving you plenty of time to plan your migration to Joomla 4 and update your extensions (if required) to become Joomla 4 compatible versions.
As it is now more a year since the release of J4.0, you should be planning or in the process of migrating to the latest version of Joomla.
We provide resources to help with the migration on the documentation site.
Make some noise. Joomla 4.2.7 is out!
We released the best Joomla yet. Let’s tell the world!
Get the message out about the great new features using the hashtag #Joomla4 and #Joomla4All.
J4 Brochure: https://joom.la/J4brochure
J4 Documentation: https://docs.joomla.org/J4.x:Getting_Started_with_Joomla!
Who is Joomla! For?
Do you need to make a website? For personal use, your work, a charity, not for profit. Perhaps a university, local government, then Joomla is for you.
A web agency needs a well-supported framework that can grow as your clients' needs grow. Then Joomla is for you.
Written by volunteers from every sector, it's used all over the internet for all kinds of projects: from blogs and intranets to national government sites. From small shops to world-leading brand sites, Joomla is capable of growing to fit your needs.
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 4.2.6 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.
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.
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 4.2.6 is the result of thousands of hours of work by lots of volunteers.
A Huge Thank You goes out to everyone that contributed to the 4.2.6 release!
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- Dutch: Joomla 4.2.7 een veiligheidsrelease is nu beschikbaar
- French : https://www.joomla.fr/actualites/joomla-4-2-7-correctif-de-securite-et-de-bugs
- German: Joomla! 4.2.7 - Sicherheits- & Bugfix Release
- Spanish: Joomla 4.2.7 ya está disponible
- Russian: Вышел релиз безопасности Joomla 4.2.7
- Turkish: Joomla 4.2.7 Güvenlik ve Hata Düzeltme Sürümü