It's now nearly four months since Joomla 4 was released and we've been helping clients migrate from version 3 to version 4. It's a great opportunity to take some time to clear out old and unused extensions, migrate to PHP 8.1, and freshen up you site's platform. While working through this with several clients they've been delighted by the many benefits this produces, like site speed, improved accessibly, better lighthouse scores, simpler content authoring, and improved security.
The complexity of a Joomla migration can vary a lot, depending, mainly, on the number of extensions you're using. It may even be that one or more extension you rely on is not yet supported in Joomla 4, for example, J2Store.
The update to Joomla 4 is also a great opportunity to remove legacy front end systems, like jQuery and Bootstrap 2. Template development now, with Joomla 4 can be a much faster process, leveraging HTML5 and CSS3, so it's a great time to move to a new template for your site or system.
- An introduction to Joomla 4 on the Joomla website
- Joomla 4 release announcement
- The Joomla roadmap
- Joomla on github
- Download Joomla
- The Joomla magazine