Joomla, the free and open-source Content Management System (CMS) for publishing web content, has released two new versions, Joomla 4.1.3 and 3.10.9, comprising bug fixes and improvements that include a task scheduler, child templates and accessibility checker. It is built on the model-view-controller architecture which can be used independently of the CMS that allows you to build powerful online applications.
Joomla’s latest version of CMS is 4.1.3 which allows users to start their website capable of growing with their needs and also able to scale with their customers. Though users could still start new projects with the 3.10 version, it highly recommends its users use Joomla 4 for new projects.
Joomla 3.10 is moving towards End of Support (EOS) and only less than half a year is remaining for bug fixes followed by one year for security fixes until 17th August 2023. The 4.x is the new major version of Joomla and has already been available for almost a year. This version offers many improvements and benefits the users from the latest production versions of PHP that boosts the security and performance of your site.
For 4.0.x version users, it will be a normal backup and update process as with any Joomla update using the internal updater. The 3.x version users will have to first update their site to the latest Joomla 3.10. Then the users will be guided through a mini-upgradation process.
Joomla evolves to meet the needs of today by keeping up with best practices in software design and an ever-growing codebase made up of developers who see opportunities for creativity and fill those gaps with high-quality programs designed specifically around real-world issues.
Coders, integrators, or even a Joomla user can get actively involved with it by contacting any of its volunteer engagement teams. The most active teams in the CMS development process are Bug Squad and the CMS Release Team and are always looking for people who can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. According to Joomla, this is also a great way for increasing your working knowledge of its code base and meet new people around the world.
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