The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the release candidate of Joomla 4.3.2
There are two main goals for this release candidate:
- Providing developers with the basis to test their extensions and reporting any issues well before the final release
- Allowing users to discover the new features introduced to Joomla 4.3
For a complete list of known backward compatibility issues for version 4.3, please see Potential backward compatibility issues in Joomla 4 on the documentation site.
What is this release NOT for?
This release candidate version of Joomla 4.3.2 is not suitable for production sites. It is for testing only.
This version fixes issues encountered during the update process by a number of users.
In particular this release candidate addresses:
- hide table headers in tables rather than omit them when 'show headings' is set to 'no'
- aria-label not translated in com_banners
- reset statistics on banner duplication
- cannot batch copy banners
- cannot batch copy contacts
- Content component improved validation when only positive integers are allowed
- TinyMCE prevents white text on a white background in preview
- TinyMCE editor plugin language of parts fails if subform fields are empty
- Codemirror corrects path for keybinding script
- re-introduction of specific layouts to render Contact custom fields
- calendar type min/max year
- PHP warning when preparing Text field
- escaping of data on update or new installs is unnecessary for the 'extensions' column
- banners tour is skipping a few fields
- order of the tours in the modal should no be sorted automatically, use the tour's view order instead
- replace 'an error occurred' with 'this file type is not supported'
- refactor the session fallback
- remove warning in console
- tag needs to be quoted before being passed onto the regular expression
- newly created mail template is not properly recorded in the database (missing extension data and double arrayed tags)
- add padding to highlighted search words in smart search
- detect whether Memory engine is supported
- router issues on multilingual sites, breaking old URLs
- hide the filter_tag parameter from the URL when the menu item is created with category type and filtering by tag or tags
- template parameter invalid json string
- template manager PHP 8.1 warnings removal
- missing Cassiopeia black color variable
- Cassiopeia menu breakpoint for hamburger to prevent vertical menu
- Text() not found on user login
- category access levels should not apply to users having core.admin access
- User groups tab use invalid checkbox ids
- Module positions do not show in com_user settings
- removed login message on login in the frontend
- Fix submit button focus on frontend MFA captive login page when using Webauthn
- allow new category when no other category exists
- when a component is disabled, menu items' icon should show 'component not found' and represent a warning rather than a cross with 'publish item' tooltip
- improved messaging when an extension is missing checksum information (hash codes proving the file is genuine)
- Articles categories module caching no longer fails
- make schedule runner/keepalive work with adblockers/no script
- remove any spaces from the disable_functions string in the php.ini before exploding into an array for checking and prevent error
- undefined key in HTMLDocument setBuffer
- PluginHelper::getLayoutPath should work in CLI (in non web context)
- show empty state layout only when cache contains no data
- improved RSS page title
- update of the help table of content
- PHP 8.2 warnings in Multilingual Sample Data plugin
- list-view .js should work with Ajax content
Where to get it?
New installation instructions and technical requirements
For testing you can get the packages here: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/releases/tag/4.3.2-rc1
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.
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.
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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