Today is an important day for the Joomla! Project. After two years of hard work by our dedicated volunteers, we are thrilled to release our new major version, Joomla 5.0, alongside Joomla 4.4.
What is Joomla 5?
Joomla 5 is a major version upgrade that comes with plenty of new features, security enhancements, and code improvements. The platform has been redesigned to make use of the latest server languages, offering an increased speed.
Whether you’re an individual, blogger, charity, web agency, or multinational, Joomla 5 is tailored to grow with you and your business. It’s an upgrade, not a migration, making the transition from Joomla 4.4.x to Joomla 5.x smoother than ever.
Learn more about Joomla 5 benefits by visiting joomla.org/5.
New Features in Joomla 5
- Dark Mode in Administrator
- Web Assets and Caching Improvements
- Schema.org Integration for SEO
- Code Optimisation through phpcs fixer
- PHP & Bootstrap Updates
- Enhanced User Interface
- Tools & Plugins Updates
- Improved Media Management
- Menu Sorting Flexibility
- Enhanced Security Measures
- Modern Technologies and APIs
- Extensions & Compatibility
- Cleaner Code Base
Where to Download Joomla 5?
Head over to our Downloads site for new installations and upgrade instructions.
Upgrading to Joomla 5
Good news! Upgrading from Joomla 4.4.x to 5.x is straightforward, thanks to our new Behaviour – Backward Compatibility Plugin. For a detailed guide, visit here. And don’t worry, we’ll continue supporting Joomla 4.4 for two more years.
Who is Joomla for?
Joomla is perfect for web agencies, companies of all sizes, online shops, bloggers, communities, and a variety of organisations. Its robust and secure nature reflects the everyday needs of its users.
Support for Extension Developers
A comprehensive manual is available for those who maintain their extensions. Visit here for more information.
Get Involved in Joomla Development
You can actively contribute to Joomla’s development regardless of your skill set. Join the community on Mattermost, or jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad to help with bug reports and testing.
Joomla 5 Documentation
For tutorials and guides on Joomla 5, check out our documentation. We invite you to update and provide any missing content.
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