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JoomlaShine’s upcoming plan for Joomla 4

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Good day to all Joomla lovers,

If you may not know, Joomla 4‘s Beta version will be launched in the 3rd quarter of 2018, further. Stable version will be ready in the 1st half of 2019. (Joomla.org)

The next big thing in CMS Word is coming. As one of the most dedicated developers in Joomla Community, JoomlaShine is really excited about this change.  

It is the opportunity just not for us but also for Joomla to revolutionize the CMS world and bring Joomla back to its glory day. However, to take advantage of those enormous potentials, we still have a lot of works need to be done.

And today, we want to share with you the plan we have prepared for Joomla 4 as well as for JoomlaShine’s users. In order for you to be one step further in taking the big shift in Joomla world.

Before going into details, let’s see what Joomla 4 is holding in store.

What’s new in Joomla 4.0?

According to joomla.org, many features will be improved and developed as follow:

  •    A cleaner and more powerful codebase
  •    Install Joomla in the blink of an eye
  •    Brand new User Interfaces (backend and frontend)
  •    Provide an accessible backend template (Level AA of WCAG 2.0)
  •    The power of the Joomla Framework merged to the CMS
  •    Rebuilt Media Manager with a cleaner User Interface
  •    New image editing features
  •    New security features (support for prepared SQL statements)
  •    Reworked Application for Consoles
  •    Remove Gmail authentication plugin
  •    Refactored event management system
  •    Introduction of a service container for global dependency management/injection
  •    Introduction of Framework agnostic Web Components
  •    Faster page loading times
  •    MVC layer Improvements

Our plan for Joomla 4

To prepare for Joomla 4, we are going to do as follow:

Make JoomlaShine’s products compatible with Joomla 4

It is a number 1 priority in our plan. In order for JoomlaShine’s user can upgrade to Joomla 4, all current products included JSN templates (Gen 1 & 2) and JSN extensions will be updated and tested to make sure it runs smoothly in Joomla 4, start with its first Beta version.

Not just 4.x version, every Joomla 3.x version including Joomla 3.9 Beta are being tested right when we were writing this article.

Additionally, with the news of having a cleaner and more robust codebase, we are looking forward to making a huge improvement in developing extensions both in feature and UI/UX area. Thus, more powerful, easy-to-use PageBuilder, Uniform or PowerAdmin surely is coming and worth your investment.

In summary, you have nothing to worry about the compatibility of JSN product with any version of Joomla. The update process will be informed to you as soon as possible.

Launch Joomla 4 Update Service

Longtime Joomla users still can remember the nightmare when upgrading from 1.5x to 2.5 or Joomla 3.x. The complexity, as well as the frustrating time spent to find the right Joomla upgrade extensions, discouraged many users to continue. Some end up paying a professional to do the job. But not everybody is lucky to find the experiences and trusted ones.

But with Joomla 4, you can count on us. Apart from providing Joomla professional templates and extension, we also launch the Joomla 4 Update Service to help those in need. Your site will be taken care in the hand of our experienced developer. You can save time and effort to focus on more important things.

The detail of the Joomla 4 Update service is on making process and will be updated to you soon.

Keep you update with Joomla 4!

A big part of our plan is going to publish articles frequently about Joomla 4 to inform you what is going around in this version. It can be range from news, update, bug or hot issue.

In the future, if you have a problem with Joomla 4, you can come to our blog, searching solution and asking questions. We are very happy to answer.

Joomla 4 tutorials and Joomla 4.x Made Easy eBook

In parallel with making blogs, we also going to make a complete tutorial about Joomla 4. Starting with “Updating instruction to Joomla 4” articles. We think this is very necessary for Joomla user (old and new) to get acquaintance with.

Because of all the significant changes in Joomla 4, we estimate that more new users will come and tryout. Therefore, we hope this tutorial will shorten their learning curve and make them fall in love with Joomla like we used to.

Last but not least, following the positive review about Joomla 3.x Made Easy, we will make the same version with Joomla 4.x. It will combine all the works we have done with the previous tutorial. Hopefully, this eBook could be a master guide for anyone want to try Joomla 4.

Final words

As a trusted developer, making sure all JoomlaShine products compatible with Joomla 4 is a must, and we are working very hard for it.

However, contribute and make Joomla community better is always an important duty for every member of JoomlaShine. Therefore, this plan will also put a lot of effort to make Joomla a better CMS. And we hope those upcoming works will bring great value to all Joomla community in general and to JoomlaShine users in particular.

Thank you for reading. Have an excellent day.

 

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