The Joomla! Project is thrilled to announce the feature-packed and timely release of Joomla 4.3
The main feature of this stable release is Guided Tours.
There are already 2 articles regarding Guided tours. The first is an introduction to the tours detailing where to find them and how to use them.
And then a second which will be out in the April edition of the Joomla Magazine which details how developers can use Guided Tours for their own extensions.
Where to get it?
To always use the latest build of Joomla 4, we invite you to use the nightly build packages (updated every night).
To make it easier for newcomers, you can launch a free Joomla 4 website for testing at launch.joomla.org.
What’s new in Joomla 4.3.0 Stable?
- Media Manager Revamp
- Image thumbnails
- SVG file previews
- Media path fix for Windows systems
- Showing Drag and Drop option for empty folder
- Workflow transitions user improvements
- Smart search
- Frontend dropdown filter
- Filter menu items by component
- Admin menu can be filtered by parent
- Rebuild the tree after saving a menu item
- URL type menu item can now be selected as base item in mod_menu
- Use article's browser page title parameter before article title
- Custom Fields
- Conditional fields for custom fields
- Allow to select the edit layout for subforms in custom fields
- When filtered by category, when creating new field, pre-select the category
- Single tab view fixes
- New com_tags router
- Disallow non-existing tags
- LDAP fixes
- API updates
- API articles can be filtered by tag and featured
- Quickicons: missing icons
- template diff view improvements
- Creating names with .min.css
- Adding support to the NEL header to the core httpheaders plugin
- During installation provide hint for table prefix
- Mass mail validation fix
- Select column tables missing in Discover and template overrides
- RTL improvements
- Character Counter for Input Fields
- Pattern attribute for 'tel'
- Command Line Installation of Joomla
- Messaging login/logout in the frontend
- Captcha moved to end of form AFTER custom fields
- Support for avif, webp, heic and webp2 in the image list field
- Upgrade to Bootstrap 5.2
- PHP 8.2 improved support
- deprecated PHP 8.1 code
- Guided Tours
- A feature to help guide new users through administrative tasks.
To learn more about our development strategy, please read this article.
Where can I find documentation about Joomla 4?
Joomla 4.3 documentation can be found here: https://docs.joomla.org/Help4.3:Help_screens
There are some tutorials to help you with Joomla 4. You can find the existing ones, like creating a Plugin or a Module for Joomla 4, namespaces conventions, prepared statements, using the new web asset classes and many more in https://docs.joomla.org/Category:Joomla!_4.x
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
Most of the feature documentation is now needed as we have reached the release candidate stage.
Should I plan to upgrade to Joomla 4.3?
Joomla 4.x is Joomla’s latest major version. Joomla 4.3 is the latest minor version.
Joomla 3.10 was released alongside Joomla 4 as the last minor release of Joomla 3 (see this article).
Joomla 3.10 will continue to be supported until August 2023 although as its now over 20 months since the release of Joomla 3.10 and 4.0, Joomla 3 will only get security releases.
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 4.3 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, or 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 4.3 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.
If you are interested, please read about them here Joomla! Wiki and, if you wish to join, email
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 4.3 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 4.3 release!
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