Date: 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.
Security and Bug Fix support for Joomla! 3.10 by The Joomla! Project ends on 17 August 2023.
The Joomla! Project recently announced an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) programme for users of Joomla! 3 who cannot switch to Joomla! 4 before the deadline; it will run for 18 months from the above date and be offered on a subscription basis.
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.
The Media Manager will not work in Joomla 4.3.0 (and later versions) unless a specific PHP extension called:
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.
The HTACCESS file included with the Joomla! 4.3 version of Joomla! CMS includes the following comment.
# 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?
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.
Protect your Joomla! website
We recommend that you protect your assets by installing a Web Application Firewall.
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