The world is going through speedy transformational phases, as the technology is. Every now and then, somewhere, someone is researching something new and better for the next generation. Who don’t follow this Mantra lags behind and soon become out of trend.
So, to stand into the market with cutting-edge competition, one has to be updated just like a true warrior should armed with all his weapons and always update them timely. One who survives all competitive challenges come out as a winner and rule the market.
Honestly, without any doubt, Joomla is the most recommended CMS by the experts and is very much on the fingertips of developers. Following the above trend, Joomla development service are going to boost the market with JOOMLA 4.0 having some of the latest features with better interface never seen before.
Few of the astonishing facts are discussed below to prove the above said statements:
- Whenever a big update is going to come, customer always expect something new with GUI also. So here you are, Joomla 4.0 is coming with new intuitive and user-friendly look. Here are some of the features:
- New look for front-end and back-end templates.
- Engaging look to your control panel or admin panel.
- Lots of colors with awesome typography.
- Bootstrap 4 replaced bootstrap 2.
- One of the latest features going to bring a big change is Publishing Workflow. Now a Luddite can also update the content without going into any technical details or in any sort of Custom Joomla Development.
- Now you will find flexible and more customizable Dashboard.
- It is more user friendly than ever before.
- Some default parameters are added to reduce number of steps.
- Old is not always gold, some old features which are outdated must be removed by the time. This is what has been done with Joomla 4.0. Some deprecated features and removed and replaced by latest like:
- Removed Mootools from the codebase.
- Removed jQuery from the core to improve load time and to reduce conflicts with other libraries.
- SEO is the very important aspect of any website. Now a days every customer recommends SEO websites rather than spending lots of money to make their site SEO friendly. New features are added to Joomla 4.0 to make it more SEO friendly.
- Simplified, powerful and cleaner code base and coding with pre-existing features:
- To get high performance like existing event systems in PHP Re-written Plugin System is used.
- To improve testing framework of Joomla JFactory is replaced by Dependency Injection Containers.
- To stop duplication of class names in components Code Namespacing is used.
- One of the prominent changes which is the need of the time is Media Manager. Previously Joomla didn’t have feature to edit any media but now you can drag and drop items and edit them easily with multiple options.
- Security measures are the major concern for each and every CMS. So, Joomla development services brings Joomla 4.0 with support for pre-SQL statements which makes it more secure in comparison to other CMSs.
System requirement for Joomla 4.0:
Joomla 4.0 no longer supports PHPs ext/MySQL drivers which was removed in PHP 7.0. Joomla may use MySQL extensions or MySQL PDO Drivers available since PHP 5.3 for the stable database connection. Joomla 4.0 support detail is mentioned below:
- PHP 7 +
- MySQL 5.5.3 +
- PostgreSQL 9.2 +
- SQL Server support has been dropped
As per Joomla CMS Development community, stable version of the Joomla 4.0 is going to be launched till end of the year 2019 or date could be extended to next 2 to 3 months in case of release more versions of 3.9+ or Alpha before it.
One can check all the updates and progress on GITHUB project for custom Joomla development. All the progress can be seen over there. One can also participate in the development process as Joomla is a free and open-source.