Joomla 4 - Features and Expectations
- by Sriram Viswanaathan
- on Opinion
The Big step in the history of Joomla! And the web industry will be the launch of Joomla 4. Developers and web agencies across the globe have higher expectations about Joomla 4. Joomla! Has always been a perfect choice for developers to fulfil their customer’s business expectations. This development process of Joomla 4 is totally carried out by the independent volunteers aimed to work for the betterment of Joomla!
Joomla! Nearly powers around 2 Million websites and businesses across the globe. The expectations of websites are so dynamic and the technologies that serve the purpose might be of the same density.
Faster and Better
The installation process is made so simple that anyone can install Joomla! Within seconds and with no complications. The UI & UX has been changed tremendously in both the frontend & backend of the system to enhance better user experience.
Website’s storage capacity is highly determined on the Image and Video files it contains as it holds the maximum storage space. Media Manager is restructured in Joomla 4 with a fresh interface. Joomla 4 enables image editing capability in the Media manager which makes the Job simple.
Content is the soul to the websites. It plays a vital role in transforming visitors and prospects into customers. They also have a higher impact on the website’s rank in the search results. An advanced Publishing workflow has been introduced in Joomla 4 to manage the articles and blogs on the website. This workflow can be customized to the convenience of the users.
Robust CodeBase and CLI
All the frown functions have been removed from Joomla 3.x and the introduction of PHP namespaces to create advanced and dynamic web applications results in the codebase to become more powerful. The Command Line Interface(CLI) has been expanded and improved as well to enhance the performance of the system.
HTML Mail Templates
Email is one of the strongest ways to win new customers as well as maintain the existing customers. There are different type of email that a business sends to its customers such as Newsletters to provide updates and happenings, Receipt emails mostly of invoices, Winback and Renewal emails which are key to the Retargeting strategy, Abandoned cart emails from eCommerce web applications and many more. Joomla 4 introduced customizable HTML Mail templates as a part of the standard package that adds remarkable value to the users.
Advanced Web Services
Web services have seen many improvements in Joomla 4 and this highly helps in the users to create a mobile application based on the existing website. This improved web services also allows the content in the website to be accessible to other websites and this helps to drive traffic through other websites. Speculations to include HyperMedia API in Joomla 4 that supports SaaS as well.
Release date for Joomla 4
The stable version of Joomla 4 is expected to be released at an early time of 2020. Unfortunately, the global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has disrupted all the schedules and businesses across the globe. Joomla 4 development team giving their fullest potential to release Joomla 4 stable version and is expected to be around Mid of 2020.