Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKDate: 2 May 2023.

The Joomla! Project has announced the release of Joomla! 4.3.1.

It is a bug fix release which addresses issues identified following the launch of Joomla! 4.3 last month.

Read more: Joomla! 4.3.1 is released by The Joomla! Project.

 

Heads Up

Security and Bug Fix support by The Joomla! Project for Joomla! 3.10 ended on 17 August 2023.

The Joomla! Project last year launched an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) Programme for users of Joomla! 3.10 unable to quickly and smoothly switch to using Joomla! 4 before the above deadline.

Note: migrating an old Joomla! 3.10 website to Joomla! 4 is recommended before upgrading to Joomla! 5.

The ELTS Programme runs for 18 months from 17 August 2023 and is offered on a subscription basis.

Read more: What is the ELTS programme?

Need help migrating your website to Joomla! 4.3, just ask.

Joomla! Project support for the Joomla! 4 series is expected to end on 17 October 2025.

Source: Joomla! Roadmap.

Read more: The Joomla! Roadmap.

The Media Manager will not work in Joomla 4.3.0 (and later versions) unless a specific PHP extension called:

  • fileinfo

is enabled on the server hosting your website.

If you see an error message similar to the one shown below when using Media Manager then the above extension will need to be enabled if you want to use it (recommended):

  • Error Property 'mime_type' of argument 'item' of event onFetchMediaItems has a wrong item. Valid: string

You can enable the extension yourself via the Select PHP Version screen of the cPanel Hosting Control Panel.

If not sure what to do, ask your hosting provider's Technical Support to enable it for you.

This version fixes issues encountered by a number of users following the launch of Joomla! 4.3.0.

It particularly addresses:

  • When the cookie lifetime is set to ‘year’, the language filter returns an error on multilingual sites,
  • When an update is made through CLI, the autoload_psr4.php file is not re-generated, causing fatal errors when new plugins are enabled on install (like for the Guided Tours) or enabled plugins file structure has changed,
  • Tags no longer shows itemid in the URL.

Visit the following link for more information about each of the above issues.

Read more: Issues arising following the release of Joomla! 4.3.0.

The HTACCESS file included with the Joomla! 4.3 version of Joomla! CMS includes the following comment.

## OPENLITESPEED
#
# If you are using an OpenLiteSpeed web server then any changes made to this file will
# not take effect until you have restarted the web server.
##

What is OpenLiteSpeed?

How should you respond?

Read more: What is OpenLiteSpeed referred to in the Joomla! 4.3 HTACCESS file?

Back up before updating the Joomla! CMS

Any update can break your website.

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.

 

Protect your Joomla! website

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

Need help, just ask.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.

 

Useful Links

Read more: Joomla! 4 - A New World of Possibilities.

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

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

 

Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKDate: 2 May 2023.

The Joomla! Project has announced the release of Joomla! 4.3.1.

It is a bug fix release which addresses issues identified following the launch of Joomla! 4.3 last month.

Read more: Joomla! 4.3.1 is released by The Joomla! Project.

 

Heads Up

Security and Bug Fix support by The Joomla! Project for Joomla! 3.10 ended on 17 August 2023.

The Joomla! Project last year launched an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) Programme for users of Joomla! 3.10 unable to quickly and smoothly switch to using Joomla! 4 before the above deadline.

Note: migrating an old Joomla! 3.10 website to Joomla! 4 is recommended before upgrading to Joomla! 5.

The ELTS Programme runs for 18 months from 17 August 2023 and is offered on a subscription basis.

Read more: What is the ELTS programme?

Need help migrating your website to Joomla! 4.3, just ask.

Joomla! Project support for the Joomla! 4 series is expected to end on 17 October 2025.

Source: Joomla! Roadmap.

Read more: The Joomla! Roadmap.

The Media Manager will not work in Joomla 4.3.0 (and later versions) unless a specific PHP extension called:

  • fileinfo

is enabled on the server hosting your website.

If you see an error message similar to the one shown below when using Media Manager then the above extension will need to be enabled if you want to use it (recommended):

  • Error Property 'mime_type' of argument 'item' of event onFetchMediaItems has a wrong item. Valid: string

You can enable the extension yourself via the Select PHP Version screen of the cPanel Hosting Control Panel.

If not sure what to do, ask your hosting provider's Technical Support to enable it for you.

This version fixes issues encountered by a number of users following the launch of Joomla! 4.3.0.

It particularly addresses:

  • When the cookie lifetime is set to ‘year’, the language filter returns an error on multilingual sites,
  • When an update is made through CLI, the autoload_psr4.php file is not re-generated, causing fatal errors when new plugins are enabled on install (like for the Guided Tours) or enabled plugins file structure has changed,
  • Tags no longer shows itemid in the URL.

Visit the following link for more information about each of the above issues.

Read more: Issues arising following the release of Joomla! 4.3.0.

The HTACCESS file included with the Joomla! 4.3 version of Joomla! CMS includes the following comment.

## OPENLITESPEED
#
# If you are using an OpenLiteSpeed web server then any changes made to this file will
# not take effect until you have restarted the web server.
##

What is OpenLiteSpeed?

How should you respond?

Read more: What is OpenLiteSpeed referred to in the Joomla! 4.3 HTACCESS file?

Back up before updating the Joomla! CMS

Any update can break your website.

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.

 

Protect your Joomla! website

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

Need help, just ask.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.

 

Useful Links

Read more: Joomla! 4 - A New World of Possibilities.

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

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

 

Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.