Joomla 5 shakes the world on its release
We had a busy week in the Joomla world. At the launch of Joomla 5, we had some update bugs, vulnerability fixes in extensions and above all, a community that wakes up to tell the advantages of Joomla 5.
Joomla 5 is now available
Following the planning of the Joomla project, the new major version of Joomla, Joomla 5, is now available to install on our servers. It is a version with many significant improvements in speed, SEO, clean code… and also adds a backward compatibility plugin for those sites that can not upgrade to the latest version of the components.
Bug discovered when 'reinstalling files' in Joomla 4.4
A problem appeared in Joomla 4.4 that happens on sites that try to "reinstall core files" from the Joomla updater. It seems that when trying to use this functionality, Joomla downloads Joomla 5 files instead of Joomla 4 files but without updating the database with Joomla 5 changes. The Joomla project has published how to fix the problem in the release FAQ in their official documentation.
TemplateJoomla adds a filter for templates in Joomla 5
Now in the template directory TemplateJoomla.com we can filter the templates compatible with Joomla 4 or Joomla 5.
Update for a minor security flaw in the JCE editor
The popular Joomla JCE editor released its version 2.9.51 which fixes a minor vulnerability that could be used to execute arbitrary PHP code already present in its folders on the server. This vulnerability affects all its previous versions, so it is advisable to update as soon as possible.
Akeeba presents Panopticon: A new free, free and self-managed site monitor.
From Akeeba, they continue to create innovative solutions for Joomla and have just released Panopticon, a new self-managed Joomla site monitoring system that besides being free as a bird, it will be free as a beer. The system can be installed on any server that meets a minimum of requirements and comes to compete with other great solutions like YourSites, Watchful or BackupMonkey.
October issue of Joomla Magazine
You can now read the articles of the new edition of the Joomla magazine. This time we have the presentation of the new features of Joomla 5, Joomla 5 upgrade experiences, the chronicle of everything that happened at the JoomlaDay ES, the migration of several sites from joomla.org to Joomla 4 and how to make Joomla shine with your help.
JoomlaVerse in the third week of October 2023
In the week when Joomla 5 finally saw the light of day, the Joomla world has a lot to tell:
The sites that told us about the launch of Joomla 5 were:
- At MejorConJoomla.com Andrea translated for us the official release note for joomla 5 and Joomla 4.4 (in Spanish).
- We also have a summary note on the release of Joomla 4.4 and Joomla 5 by JoomlaEmpresa (in Spanish).
- From Joomlapolis they offer us an interesting article on Joomla 5 and the implications for your websites and for its CommunityBuilder extension.
- On Joomla100.com they also talk about Joomla 5 release with some basic upgrade instructions (in German).
- At DJ-Extensions they also offered us their list of new features of Joomla 5.
But JoomlaVerso this week was much more than Joomla 5 release, and we found other interesting content:
- On the TemplateJoomla.com blog they present a series of articles Only made with Joomla and begin with an interview with the developer of maccabi.org. They also present us with the 13 best obscure templates for Joomla and an article on how to start a lifestyle blog.
- From JoomShaper they tell us about the EasyStore 1.0.1 version.
- Kunena reports on the 6.2 stable version of its forum system.
- JoomlaShack tells us that its extensions now work with Joomla 5.
- In Weeblr, Yannick also takes the opportunity to tell us that Weeblr extensions are compatible with Joomla 5.
- On the WebTech with Brett YouTube channel we have a video explaining the new Joomla 5 features and a video on how to use module positions in Joomla.
- Chris Wilcox on YouTube gives us a video walkthrough of the new EasyStore ecommerce extension.
- On his YouTube channel, Kevinguides teaches us in this video how to use the Joomla URL redirection plugin and also tells us in this video all the new features of Joomla 5.
- JoomlaLondon has uploaded the video about a more secure Joomla environment with Dimitris Grammatiko, where he told the new functionality of Joomla 5 and the public folder.
- On Twitch Naomi gives us an introduction to Joomla with the DevilBox server.
Regarding Joomla events, next week Noemi will be on Twitch speaking about Joomla in English and Spanish on Thursday at 5pm (UTC).
It's Saturday, your effort today is your success tomorrow.