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Let’s figure out what we will have for this new release of Joomla 4!
As we have known, Joomla 4 alpha version has been launched and the stable version will be coming soon. New version means new features and improvements in code quality also appear, which are PHP 7 minimum support, Bootstrap 4 integration, improvements of backend UI, and more significant features are hopefully expected to prevent backward compatibility breaks.
In this entirely new version Joomla 4, its core is developed with up to date technologies to make it a more simple-to-use but powerful CMS platform. With aims to minimize the upgrade process in just one click upgrade, and keep extensions away from backward compatibility breaks, Joomla 4 is promised to help web developers to do more things. So, what interesting with newest features of Joomla 4? Let’s take a look!
1. Bootstrap 4 Integrated
As a Joomla fan, you must be aware of Bootstrap which is the best well-known HTML, JS framework, and CSS for creating website’s responsive. It is a primary rewrite of the whole project and used as a tool to make your projects more powerful. In order to keep away from conflict as well as compatibility problems, Joomla 4 and later versions will keep up-to-date with the most modern Bootstrap version.
2. User-friendly back-end UI
The development team of Joomla 4 has improved backend UI a lot for a more friendly and simple to use backend UI.
Current backend navigation is on the sidebar with the collapsed option. As soon as a user clicks on a menu, the main menu is going to be collapsed along with icons and prepare space for the sub-menu bar.
They also improve backend responsive of Joomla to work quickly and have a cleaner look.
More looks of Joomla 4 backend:
Add new article page
Global configuration of Joomla 4
3. Advances in Coding
Component Structure of Orthogonal
The orthogonal system will have 2 types of components which are:
- Horizontal: translating, versioning, commenting, tagging,…
- Vertical: contacts, weblinks, content, users,…
This new advance makes it possible for every component to turn new capabilities which are created to be used across extensions into advantage.
UI components with latest technologies
Improving MVC layer
In this version of Joomla 4, a component’s duties will be restricted. Therefore, a component is supposed to implement its own main functionality and the rest will be pulled out to the system, which helps extensions be cleaner for coding. Command bus will be used to simplify and extend the functionality anywhere they have a multitask and single controller.
4. Introduce the new templates of frontend and backend
Cassiopeia and Atum are the newest frontend and backend templates of Joomla 4. Both of them integrates with Bootstrap 4 and fully responsive.
The new template of frontend
The new template of backend
This new feature helps Joomla users get it easier to control their media files by structuring the folder system and managing files. It is also possible to configure particular permissions for every user’s role.
6. An easy installation process
Joomla 4 development team also bring a simpler and easier installation process. Multilingual installation and demo data will be included in step “Customize installation”.
Also, more options can be added to installation process such as
- Able to install extensions (with minimum main supported extensions)
- Rework installation of demo data.
7. Shorten page loading times
Joomla 4 is intended to improve quality of coding, use up to date technologies, delete previous out of work functionality and get a new system of rewritten plugin, replace JFactory wih Dependency Injection Containers, use Joomla framework in more components, Depreciation, Code Namespacing and more, which are promised to improve the page loading times a lot.
8. Improving SEO features
To web development, SEO plays an important part, the earlier Joomla versions have provided many features to improve SEO, which is Schema markup integration. In this new release of Joomla, SEO features have been noted on to do list, let’s wait for it in Joomla 4 stable version.
The release date of Joomla 4 is coming really close, coupled with that we are also on our way to develop new and up to date Joomla 4 templates as soon as it launches. With the Joomla 4 new advanced features, it is promised to make a “big bang”! Let’s get a full preparation and wait for this amazing release together!
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