After nine years in development, Joomla 4 finally got released on the 17th of August. The popular award-winning content management system, or CMS, has updated from version 3 and released a version 4 just in time for their 16th birthday celebration. For users worldwide, the new release of Joomla 4 has been highly anticipated, and many customers are curious about how the newly released CMS will benefit them and their sites. Let's go through the new update and the system's user benefits.
Yes! Joomla is an award-winning Open-Source CMS designed and constructed to be robust and easy to use while delivering the highest accessibility no matter what size your site is. Joomla has said that the layout, contrast, and infrastructure all have accessibility built-in, so your site visitors will benefit from the upgrade to reach W3C Accessibility guidelines 2.1 or WCAG, along with AA compliance. Find out if Joomla suits your business here.
Yes, but this redesigned administration area speeds up your content creation and content management. The new and improved media manager and editor updates give you the power to design and build great websites, whether you are a website developer or not. In addition, with new article templates, Joomla 4 can help you and your co-workers keep the page design in mind.
A new email template system has been incorporated in Joomla 4, so you can now deliver customised emails that welcome and inform your website's audience effectively! With this new email template system, it's easier to stay on brand and create the emails that your site sends to customers, taking your company's email marketing to the next level.
Joomla Smart Search is another important new feature, which brings many benefits. It allows your visitors to home in on the areas they are interested in the most, therefore increasing engagement and improving your site's ranking overall.
Joomla 4 Smart Search extension brings also many advanced options for controlling the search results. You can show/use:
Joomla's new intelligent search has many improvements over the previous Joomla search and is the best to date.
SEO is crucial for your site's visibility, and now with Joomla 4, you can get to the top of any search engine with more ease! The new upgrade quickly takes care of basic SEO, so you can focus on getting your great content out there instead. In addition, Search Engine Optimisation is built into the architecture of the page, which means you can get the correct structure on your site pages without any additional extensions to download.
Joomla 4 has upgraded its CMS security. Running a site with state-of-the-art well-written code can help you stay ahead when it comes to your site's security. Joomla has also made many architecture changes to its software that are designed to maximize safety and keep hackers away. Rest assured, moving to Joomla 4 is a wise choice for security, and there are many benefits when it comes to ensuring visitors' and your own data are protected.
With their significant upgrade, Joomla 4 is now faster than ever. Speed is one of the main concerns in gaining conversions from leads, whether your site is eCommerce or not. With Joomla 4's increased speed and performance, you can improve your subscriptions. So, give your site a boost with Joomla 4 today!
Alongside these incredible benefits, Workflows will be another great help for content creators who currently use Joomla CMS software. Workflows help run your site as efficiently as possible while ensuring the prioritised jobs get done on time and by the right people. Workflows use stages and transitions, so with new Workflow plugins, an eco-system will form over time that allows the easy completion of more time-consuming and repetitive jobs.
Creating good Workflows for larger and medium sites will be like having an automated project manager keeping track of your processes and content management. Allow your team to check on all projects and manage them with the built-in SEO upgrade!
Combined with the many improvements in the media manager, content writers will love the new ways they can use the Workflows and the improved media manager to oversee their written content.
As a Digital Agency with teams of web designers, developers, marketers, and IT specialists, Blue Frontier cannot wait to start using the new Joomla 4 and ultimately look forward to experiencing all the benefits of the updated CMS software. We anticipate that many web design companies will reap the rewards of Joomla 4, and we want to wish Joomla the best on their new release, and a happy 16th birthday!
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