Joomla! 4 Release Candidate 4 is released for testing

joomla help support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 13 July 2021.

Release Candidate 4 (RC 4) is accompanied by the release of Joomla! 3.10 Alpha 9.

New RC versions are scheduled for release every two weeks prior to launch of the Stable version.

Release Candidates are aimed at extension and template developers.

They are not for use with a production website.

Joomla! 3.10 will be the eventual 'jumping off point' for live sites to upgrade to Joomla! 4.

Read more: Joomla! 4 RC 4 is released.

Read more: Joomla! 4 will ship with Bootstrap 5.


FAO WYNCHCO Subscribers

JOOMLERS.UK Guide is in process of being updated in response to the many improvements introduced by Joomla! 4, and will be completed very soon.

WYNCHCO Templates are ready and waiting for use when the stable release of Joomla! 4 is finally launched.

All WYNCHCO Website Designs will now be created using the Joomla! 4 CMS.

For Joomla! CMS Support call 0161 818 8228.



This Release Candidate is intended for testing purposes ONLY.

It is not for use with a live production website.


Hear what George Wilson, Lead Developer, has to say about Joomla! 4

George Wilson, Lead Developer,  contributed to a one hour discussion about Joomla! 4 in Spring 2020.

The video chat was the first of several organised by Joomlashack during the first weeks of the C-19 Lockdown.

Listen or watch: discussion with George on YouTube.


Joomla! 4 Key Features & Benefits

  • Install Joomla in the blink of an eye: An easier, faster and more user-friendly install process.
  • Brand new User Interfaces: (backend and frontend): intuitive and logical, easy to understand and use.
  • Joomla is people first: We aim to ensure that the templates are accessible (Level AA of WCAG 2.1).
  • A fully rebuilt Media Manager: With a clear and logical User Interface and built-in image editing options.
  • A new Workflow: Manage your content in an advanced and customisable way.
  • Web Services: Make your content accessible to other websites and for easy mobile app creation.
  • Cast-iron security features: Features like support for prepared SQL statements, so your website stays safe and secure.
  • HTML Mail Templates: Customisation of the emails, sending emails from your site has never been so easy!
  • Improved and expanded Command Line Interface (CLI): For smooth integration of your components.
  • A cleaner and more powerful codebase: The code has been cleaned up thoroughly, all Joomla 3.x deprecated functions have been removed, and we use PHP namespaces, enabling developers to deliver more robust and innovative applications than ever before.
  • The power of the Joomla Framework merged into the CMS.
  • An enhanced event dispatching system.

Source: Joomla!


Be ready for when Joomla! 4 is launched

The best way to prepare for the launch of the Joomla! 4 series is to make sure your website is always using the latest available release of Joomla! CMS.

We also recommend that you protect your assets by installing a Web Application Firewall.

And ensure the server hosting your website is using PHP 7.4 or later.

Need help, just ask.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.


Useful Joomla! 4 Links

View and download: Official Joomla! 4 Brochure.

Read more: Getting Started with Joomla! 4 (Official Documentation).

Read more: Joomla! 4 Tutorials Project (Official Documentation).

Read more: The day after Joomla! 4.0 - Planning the Future.


Make Joomla! CMS Security YOUR #1 Priority

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