Joomla 5.0 Alpha1: Released for Testing! A Glimpse into the Future of Joomla

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We’re thrilled to announce the release of Joomla 5.0 Alpha1, a significant milestone in the evolution of Joomla. This release is a testament to Joomla’s commitment to enhancing its platform, making it faster, more accessible, secure, extendable, and personalised for your needs.

Purpose of Alpha Releases

The primary objectives of Alpha releases are twofold:

  1. Provide developers with a foundation to test their extensions and report any issues well in advance of the final release.
  2. Allow users to explore the new features introduced in Joomla 5.0.

However, please note that this alpha version of Joomla 5.0 is not suitable for production sites and is intended for testing purposes only.

What’s New in Joomla 5.0 Alpha1?

Joomla 5.0 Alpha1 brings with it a host of changes from Joomla 4.4, including updates to Tinymce 6.1, Fontawesome 6.4, and the Webauthn Library. It also introduces many Smart Search improvements and a significant internal code restructure to utilise more modern APIs.

Release Schedule

The final release of Joomla 5.0 is scheduled for 17th October 2023, following a series of alpha, beta, and release candidate phases. These stages are crucial in refining the platform, adding new features, making minor changes, and ensuring stability for the launch day.

Future Plans for Joomla 5.0

As we embark on the journey of Joomla 5.0, we’re planning to create a streamlined foundation for Joomla’s future. Several projects could become part of Joomla 5.0, provided they are release-ready by Joomla 5.0 Beta. These include updating the system requirements to PHP 8.1 & MySQL 8.0.11+, MariaDB 10.4+ and PostgreSQL 12+, Bootstrap 5.3, Codemirror 6, and more.

Call to Action

To ensure the success of Joomla 5.0, we need your help in testing releases and reporting any bugs you may find. We especially encourage extension developers to test their extensions with Joomla 5.0 and share their experiences.

Further Reading

For a more detailed look at the timeline, reasons for development, and potential issues for users of Joomla 5, we recommend reading our previous article.

Our Joomla Services

In addition to our news and updates, we also offer a wide range of specialised Joomla Services designed to drive the success of your online business. From hosting to error fixing, website updates, marketing, and content writing, our expert team is here to provide you with a smooth and user-friendly working environment tailored to your specific needs.

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to our Joomla News section for more updates and insights into the world of Joomla.

Remember, the future of Joomla is in your hands. Let’s make it the best it can be!

Reference: Joomla 5.0 Alpha1 – Test the future of Joomla


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