Why I should upgrade to Joomla 4?
Joomla! 4 is the latest major release of Joomla! CMS and this will be a Long Term Support (LTS) version. Joomla 4 brings a huge upgrade to the CMS, amazing new features, raises the minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7.2.5, as well as removes previously deprecated functionality. Joomla 4 also comes with a completely new admin interface and a new front-end template.
If you are looking for a long run with Joomla with all-new UI features, Faster page load, and improved codebase it is the right choice to plan for migrating to Joomla 4.
List of templates updated for Joomla 4
- GK Resume – Resume Portfolio Joomla template : Live Demo | More Info
- GK Kidty – Kids Joomla template : Live Demo | More Info
- GK bauhaus – Event Joomla template : Live Demo | More Info
- GK Fit – Fitness Joomla Template : Live Demo | More Info
- GK Issues – Creative Blogging Joomla Template : Live Demo | More Info
- GK Paradise – Hotel Booking Joomla Template : Live Demo | More Info
List of extensions updated
- GK News Show Pro GK5 – Content Joomla module : More Info
- Image show GK 4 – Photo slider module : More Info
All New User interface
Joomla 4 comes with a new UI for the frontend and backend. A new frontend Joomla template Cassiopeia and back-end template: Atum has been added with a smooth navigation system. Creating or Configure an item in Joomla is now easier. The admin dashboard is highly optimized with quick shortcuts to move from one section to another.
Bootstrap 5 Integration
Bootstrap is the most popular open-source front-end framework used for faster and easier website development and applications. Like all previous versions of Bootstrap, the latest BS5 version also includes HTML, CSS, and JS that helps you to design your website with a prebuilt toolkit for buttons, navigation, forms, slideshow, and many more.
Joomla 4 SecurityRunning a site with state of the art well-written code helps you stay ahead when it comes to security. With many architecture changes designed to maximize security and keep hackers out, you can be assured that moving to Joomla 4 is a wise choice. The benefits are countless when it comes to ensuring you and your client’s data are as well protected as they can be.
Joomla 4 Accessibility
Whatever size your site is, accessibility is a must, and from the start, Joomla 4 delivers best in class accessibility. The layout, contrast, and infrastructure all have accessibility built-in so all your visitors will benefit. We have aimed for W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 (with AA compliance)
Joomla 4 Workflows
Workflows help you to run your site efficiently, ensuring that the jobs that need to get done are done and by the right people. Combined with the many improvements in the media manager, content writers will love the new workflow and media manager.
Joomla 4 Emails templates
Deliver customized emails that welcome and inform your website’s audience effectively! With the new email template system, it’s easier to make the emails your site sends be on message and on-brand. Now you can take your site to the next level when communicating with your customers.
Joomla 4 Smart Search
Search is a boost to any site. It allows your visitors to hone in on the areas they are interested in, increasing engagement and improving your site’s ranking. So when it comes to search look no further, Joomla 4 smart search has many improvements over the previous Joomla searches and is the best to date.
Joomla 4 Tutorials for community members
Since Joomla 4 has been released with all-new UI and codebase changes it is a little hard sometimes for site administrators to apply changes in the Joomla system using Joomla 4. We have been worked on some important Tutorials that will help you to learn Joomla 4. Joomla 4 Tutorials
How to update Joomla 3 to Joomla 4:
Moving from Joomla 3 to Joomla will be a migration process and it required some important steps to remember. All the extensions and templates must be ready for Joomla 4, if any extension is not ready it can break the website. There some important steps need to be taken :
- Check installed extensions are ready for Joomla 4 or not
- Take full backup of website before upgrade
- Do not install Joomla 4 update package directly on Joomla 3.9.28
- First upgrade to Jooma3.10
- Update the extensions and templates to latest version before upgrade to Joomla 4
- If an extension or template is not compatible either remove/disable it
To make things easy we do have tutorial for Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 Migration Here : Migrate Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 : step by step Tutorial
GavickPro plan for Joomla 4:
We are working on the Joomla 4 updates for our templates and extensions and expecting more template updates in the upcoming weeks.and we will update the new updates via Blog post and newsletters.