Good news! Joomla 5.0 has been officially released (along with Joomla 4.4). For sure it’s a significant milestone for Joomla! Project. After two years of efforts (discussions, code sprints), the new major version is ready. We would like to express our gratitude to the Joomla team and the dedicated volunteers who have been hard at work on this new, major version of Joomla.
Joomla 5 is a significant release, introducing a wide array of fresh features, enhanced security measures, code improvements, and increased speed through these enhancements. Every aspect of the system's foundation has undergone a comprehensive redesign, thoughtful reevaluation, and refactoring to harness the latest server languages.
Joomla 5 embodies contemporary CMS needs, assuring its users a blend of rapid performance, enhanced security, and a user-friendly interface.
What's most notable is that Joomla 5.0 has been designed to evolve alongside you and your business. Importantly, the transition of Joomla 4.4.x to Joomla 5.x is not called a migration, but an upgrade.
Joomla 4.4.x to 5.x is an upgrade, not a migration.
Joomla 4 (J4) extensions that have removed all deprecations of code and are using up-to date Joomla code, will work in Joomla 5 (J5). Most others will work with the new Behaviour - Backward Compatibility Plugin enabled
The full details can be found here.
Note: we advise you to first test the upgrade on a copy of your production site.
We recommend that you wait a few months until the possible bugs are detected and fixed, which will only appear when Joomla 5 is tested on a larger scale - this is a standard approach with any new software.
So if it is not necessary, you should continue using Joomla 4.x, which will be supported for 2 more years, and security patches will be released. And don’t forget that some of your extensions may not be yet ready for Joomla 5
However, if you still have a Joomla 3-based site, you should migrate it to Joomla 4.x
Some of our extensions are already compatible with Joomla 5. Extensions can be divided into two categories: j5 native, and with Backward Compatibility Plugin enabled.
j5 b/c plugin:
We will keep you up to date on our blog and social media channels on any changes concerning our products with regard to Joomla 5 compatibility.