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Joomla 4.0.4 and Joomla 3.10.3 are here!

Joomla 4.0.4  and 3.10.3 are now available. These are bug-fix releases for the 4.0.x and 3.10.x series of Joomla which contain many bug fixes and improvements.

Changes to Update Process that you need to be aware of

Important changes you may need to make to ensure your update process continues to work after J4.0.4 

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Hundreds of developers have been improving Joomla! since the first version was released in 2005. This immense effort has made Joomla! very popular, easy to use, stable and secure.

Joomla! has thousands of free extensions and templates allowing you to customize your site to fit your specific needs.

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Flexible & Fully Extensible

Multi-User Permission Levels


Development News

October 26, 2021 by Benjamin Trenkle
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of the second Joomla 4.1 Alpha for testing. What is this release for? There are two main...
September 28, 2021 by Benjamin Trenkle
The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of the first Joomla 4.1 Alpha for testing. What is this release for? There are two main...

Community News

October 19, 2021 by [DOT] cox [AT] community [DOT] joomla [DOT] org (Yatharth Vyas
Under the mentorship of Benjamin Trenkle and inspired by earlier efforts in this direction, Website Cronjobs is a project made possible by the OSPP...
October 15, 2021 by [DOT] cox [AT] community [DOT] joomla [DOT] org (Jatin Salve
Open-Source sounds scary for every newcomer. One can’t imagine the number of times I’ve reread the text for a typo in the docs while creating my...

Team Reports

October 25, 2021 by Llewellyn van der Merwe
Production Dept. Meeting MINUTES - October  19, 2021 Participants: Benjamin Trenkle (Team Leader), Harald Leithner (Release Lead 4.2),...
October 18, 2021 by Wilco Alsemgeest
Participants:Wilco Alsemgeest, Sander Potjer, Olaf Offick, Andrea Gentil Apologies:span...

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Joomla Version 1.7


With Joomla 1.7 the user community placed a large emphasis on making the CMS installation process as simple as possible and new versions more frequent.

This will allow users to more easily and frequently migrate to the latest version of Joomla, and take advantage of all the security benefits associated with running the newest code. We think Joomla users around the world will really embrace this new process.

Joomla 1.7 FAQ

Updating to 1.7One Click Version Updating

Update a site to the latest stable Joomla release with just a click. The new built-in updater also handles updates for Joomla and Joomla extensions.

This is a major enhancement improving upon the previous system of manually updating individual files on the server.

Read more about updating

Joomla Future Versions

Six-Month Release Cycle

A shorter development cycle that will enhance Joomla’s stability by providing more core feature development and adoption. Short-term releases will be in active development for six months, then reach the end-of-life one month after the next version’s release. Long-term support will be active for 15 months, starting with Joomla version 1.8. Version 1.7 will have a support cycle of seven months.

Multilanguage Improvements in 1.7Multilanguage Improvements

Multilanguage improvements allow you to associate menu items in different languages for faster navigation.

Language packs can now also be built to automatically select the best font for that language for the administrative back end.

Read more about new language features

Additional Features

  • The ability to create a search menu option with pre-defined search options. This allows developers to create a menu item that pre-fills out the search fields so end-users can have a built-in search for a specific phrase.
  • Better example code for different plug-in types. The enables developers to more easily build custom extensions.
  • The ability to automatically validate form data against a list of options during the save operation. This makes it easier to protect against hackers manipulating forms and trying to save invalid data.
  • Enables the submit article form to automatically set the article category. This makes it easier for site administrators to restrict users to a specific category meaning content isn’t accidentally added to the incorrect page on a website.
  • Batch processing (copy & move) of articles is now available in the same way as it is for categories and menu items.