Version 4 of the Joomla! CMS has already established itself and gained recognition among users. And it deserves it.
1. Improved, more ergonomic back end.
2. An improved administrative support from the command line (CLI), e.g., clearing expired cache files:
cd ~/public_html/cli php garbagecron.php
and the ability to create your own CLI applications.
3. Optimised code and removal of deprecated features
4. Bootstrap 5 integration
5. Improved media manager with image editing features in the backend (cropping, resizing rotation)
6. Easy personalization of messages/system mails. Until now, you had to struggle with editing language files. Now you can easily edit message templates using the HTML editor.
7. Improved SEO
8. Increased page speed (built-in lazy load)
9. Support for the WCAG standard
Moving to a new Joomla version usually involves rewriting a template or replacing it with a Joomla 4 compatible template.
In many of our solutions, we have chosen to support Yootheme Pro, which is much more than a template system.
It is a complete web builder tool, enabling content creation using an ergonomic, intuitive, and extremely easy-to-use interface - the so-called builder.
Modifications of elements on the page are made with convenient tools enabling the creation of even quite complex graphic and text constructions.
We have at our disposal a total number of defined elements - formats with different properties and functional characteristics:
Additionally, a massive base of ready-made layouts or pre-configured elements (presets) makes managing the website much easier and faster.
However, the most significant advantage of the solution is its universality. YOOtheme works on Joomla 3, Joomla 4, and WordPress and will work on future versions of these systems. It means that we will not have to rewrite the template the next time we migrate.
What's more. The available elements cover the needs of most websites. Using hundreds of plug-ins is no longer necessary, so such a migration will be more straightforward and less expensive.
All website changes are visible simultaneously on the preview, which facilitates the best possible selection of elements, text length, etc.
For managing text elements, we have a WYSIWYG editor allowing easy and intuitive formatting of the content and placing additional elements: images, links, tables, videos
The final result of the builder is an article that can be assigned to a specific category, tagged, described with meta tags (title, description, keywords), and other parameters - author, publication date, issue date.
The YOOtheme system also allows you to generate your subpage schemes for quick use when creating new content on the website.
A very interesting and extremely useful feature is the ability to move entire pages (layouts) between different sites and systems.
We simply save the page layout to disk as JSON and load it on another installation. What is more, we can load such a layout also on another system and move specific subpages between Joomla and WordPress.
Yootheme comes with extensive documentation including video tutorials. So you can easily get familiar with all the features of the system.
We provide our own unique elements/plugins for YOOtheme among which you can find:
We also decided to prepare a set of quickstarts - configured, ready-to-use, and styled installations with different sets of elements and extensions.
In our resources, you will find quickstarts for online shops, websites for schools and public institutions (WCAG), and soon new quickstarts for classified ads websites.