What's new in upcoming Joomla 4

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Joomla 4 is firmly expected to become a best generation ever, intending to bring simplicity for user experience and code quality for developers. This time is to get rid of the old style of previous versions, built with modern technology to make outstanding improvements like an one-click upgrade in core, minimal backwards compatibility breaks for the current extensions.

​To meet the demand of many users, this transformation is concerned as inevitable breakthrough to create new look and new features, supporting developers to do more things in their future project. In this article, we just list out some highlights in upcoming Joomla 4. There are more awesome features waiting for you in stable version. Let's stay tuned to get it. 


New and intuitive admin interface

Admin panel is where a user has the first look after logging in admin area, so a confusing and illogical admin panel can prevent users from continuing utilizing in the future. Therefore, Joomla developers find it responsible to come up with new one more intuitive, helping users to get relevant information appeared in dashboard.

Bootstrap 4 integrated 

Bootstrap is well known as the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for building responsive, mobile-first projects on webs. In reality, Joomla has been captured in the cage of Bootstrap 2 for a long time.​ As a result, the integration of latest version of Bootstrap ( Bootstrap 4) with Joomla 4 to generate new core IU, contributing to a powerful system. Moreover, staying updated to latest versions of Bootstrap is a way to prevent conflict and backward compatibility issues also.

​Improvement in Joomla coding

Handling a lot of web development projects certainly makes developers overwhelmed with lots of code. This may drive them frustrated when projects' deadline is so close under high pressure from clients. Hence, great improvements in Joomla coding will become your savior in designing Joomla templates and Joomla extensions, significantly cut off manual code, as well as being more testable and easier to maintain. 

Here below are some awesome points extremely expected in coding of Joomla 4:
A new rewritten plugin system, Dependency Injection Containers to replace JFactory, Joomla framework, Code Name-spacing and Depreciation.

New media manager

Joomla's Media Manager is completely rebuilt with improvements in User Interface and image editing features. Users will easily manage their media files, folder system. Users can also configure specific permissions for each user's role.

Simplicity in installation process 

Installation process in Joomla 4 becomes a simple and easy task for users. The sample data and multilingual installation are included in the "Customize installation" step so that there is no need worrying about set-up process. This task is going to act like a piece of cake, requiring little effort. 

Here below are all installation steps in Joomla 4:

Step 1: Add site's name

Step 3: Database Configuration

Step 2: Update login data

  Step 4: Customize Installation

 Step 5: Install sample data

Step 6: Complete installation 

Improved SEO

SEO plays a very important role in developing website. Joomla developers have already taken care of it since previous versions, making a lot of features supporting SEO like Schema markup integration in most of the page types, heading structure, metadata fields, redirection... The transformation of Joomla 4 will definitely release more useful features increasing SEO quality.

Great focus on security

Strong security is one of leading concerns that web owners always expect from developers, so that to keep their sites safe for use, avoid hacking and cyber-criminal activities. Joomla 4 promises to bring out new security features with fewer bugs and better protection.

MVC Implementation 

It means Joomla 4 will help extension developers to reduce so much more code written because a component is only allowed to perform core functionalities. The rest of the things will pull out into the system.

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