What’s new in Joomla! 3.8

The big question is, what is new in Joomla! 3.8?

Here are some of the new features…

  • New Routing System - The new routing system gives users more control over their URL structure, including the often requested ability to remove IDs from URLs
  • Joomla! 4 Compatibility Layer - The development on Joomla! 4 has made some changes in how the core code is structured by migrating classes to use PHP namespaces. Joomla! 3.8 includes a mapping layer to allow developers to use the older class names while being able to take advantage of the new class name structure.
  • Improved Sample Data Installation - It is now possible to install sample data within your site backend after finishing the installation process, this can allow users to create their own generic data sets or extension developers to provide easy-to-install sample data for their extensions
  • Sodium Encryption Support - PHP 7.2 introduces the new sodium extension for processing encrypted data, through a polyfill of this library Joomla! makes this new API available for all of our users even before they upgrade to PHP 7.2
  • And many more ...
Joomla! 4 admin dashboard concept

Joomla! 3.7 is already out, and there are many new features in it. We all know that, the Joomla! development team is working on Joomla! 4 which will come with some radical enhancements. We're also dreaming about an amazing user experience. We’ve designed some concepts for the Joomla! 4 admin dashboard pages. We have been working on these concepts for several months. 

Joomla! 3.6.5 Released

Joomla! 3.6.5 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! which addresses three security vulnerabilities, miscellaneous security hardening and three bug fixes; no further changes have been made compared to the Joomla! 3.6.4 release. We strongly recommend that you update your sites.