As all of Joomla fans have been informed before, Joomla 3.8 is going to be launched in this September. Are you curious about what news features will be integrated with this new release? Let’s take a look at this article, it will help you discover something interesting.

New URL Router

Intenting to release updated version of Joomla URL routing system along with Joomla 3.7 was cancelled (?) and changed to launch with Joomla 3.8. This updated router help your SEO performance get better with full equipped of user friendly URLs and page/archive addresses. It allows to decide whether content item IDs would appear in URLs or not. These IDs are also abled to deleted completely from your URLs if you want. Besides, announcement from Joomla team for the next routing system in Joomla 3.8 was shared, too.

Some advanced updates of new router of Joomla 3.8:

Category Page Example

  • Existing router                  : /article-categories/72-bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products
  • New router with IDs       : /article-categories/26-bakery-dairy/28-photo-gallery/72-products
  • New router without IDs: /article-categories/bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products

Article Page Example

  • Existing router                  : /article-categories/72-bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products/25-cakes
  • New router with IDs       : /article-categories/26-bakery-dairy/28-photo-gallery/72-products/25-cakes
  • New router without IDs: /article-categories/bakery-dairy/photo-gallery/products/cakes

Plan for Joomla 4.0

Joomla Development team announced about Joomla 4.0 plan which will be well-known used and supported with namespaced PHP codes – start using from Joomla 3.8, meanwhile, existing class names will be supported up to  Joomla 5.0. It can be seen as a great chance for extension/ template developers to approach more with new innovation easily.

Release schedule for Joomla 3.8

Release plan for Joomla 3.8 has been mentioned in announcement blog posts:

  • Feature freeze                           : July 14, 2017
  • First Joomla 3.8 beta             : Within the week of July 24, 2017
  • Joomla 3.8 stable release    : Around middle of September, 2017

That’s all of interesting things that we can have for the upcoming version of Joomla. If you want to find more information about this topic as well as resources, orientation for your next projects, you can visit Official blog post here.

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