Joomla! future releases

Joomla! 3.7 stable version has been released and current supported of the 3.x series in 25 April 2017. What next plans for the future version?

Joomla 3.7

The features introduced to Joomla! 3.7.

  • Custom Fields
  • Translator experience improvements
  • Admin Menu Manager

Joomla! 3.8

Joomla! 3.8 is the next scheduled minor release of the 3.x series.
The focus of Joomla! 3.8 will be the completion of the new routing system.

Scheduled stable version  August/September, 2017.
The  features introduced to Joomla! 3.8.

  • Modern Routing System
  • Joomla! 4 compatibility layer

Joomla! 3.9

In preparation for Joomla! 4.0, Joomla! 3.9 will  be a release containing backports of API changes from the 4.0 development branch to help ease the transition to the next major release for the community. It is planned for 3.9 and 4.0 to release simultaneously.

The schedule for this release has not yet been determined.
The features introduced to Joomla! 3.9.

  • Joomla! 4 compatibility layer


Joomla! 4.x

Joomla! 4.x is the next  version of the Joomla! CMS. This release will introduce new features as well as remove previously deprecated functionality.
Joomla! 4.x is currently under development.

The following are suggested improvements which would be highly favored during the 4.x lifecycle. If you would like to assist or contribute to them, please contact the release team for more information.

  • Final Router Improvements.
  • Features to improve SEO.
  • Hypermedia API (webservices).
  • Improvements to installation process:
    • Ability to install extensions (at minimum core supported extensions)
    • Rework sample data installation
  • Continued work on the GSoC Multilingual editing proposal.
  • A new administrator template with minimal options.


Joomla! 4.0

Joomla! 4.0 will be the first release of the next Joomla! major release series.

The schedule for this release has not yet been determined.
The following are the primary features introduced to Joomla! 4.0.

  • New core UI based on Bootstrap 4
  • Use of more Joomla! Framework packages
  • Refactored event management system
  • Introduction of a service container for global dependency management/injection



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