Well, there is a lot of features are coming with Joomla 4. There has been a significant change on the user interface, dashboard, and backend with the new update.
I have already shown how the user interface is going to look on previous post. Now let's check out what features are coming with Joomla 4.
Updated System Requirements
Joomla 4 will not run on backdated systems; it must meet the following requirements:
- PostgreSQL 9.2
- MySQL 5.5.3
- SQL Server support has been dropped.
PHP 7 is a Must in Joomla 4
Joomla 4 is coming with the latest version of PHP. By the time when Joomla 4 releases, the security support for PHP 5 will be available for less than one year. So after the release of Joomla 4, user must use PHP 7.
Besides PHP 7 has 50% better consumption of memory and so many performance improvements, that makes your Joomla site run twice as fast compared to PHP 5.
Joomla 3.x was first released in September 2012, and its support will come to an end after eight years. We are assuming that Joomla 4 will be released in 2018 and will have the similar lifetime as Joomla 3. So you can see this is a very long time to give support for a software.
PHP MySQL Extension
Joomla 4 comes with a fair number of refactored libraries, and for the current instance these two packages are entirely removed from the framework:
- Log - Instead you can use PSR-3 compatible logging package.
There might be compatibility issues with Joomla 4, so it's better to know them before Joomla 4 arrives.
Features of Joomla
Integration with Bootstrap 4 in Core UI
Faster Page Loading Times
To make Joomla more faster, Joomla developers team focuses on coding quality. Improved coding quality with modern technologies will help to enhance the page loading times of Joomla.
Usage of More Joomla Framework Packages
Event Management System Refactored
Introduction of a Service Container for Global Dependency Management/Injection
Removal of jQuery From Core
Introduction of Framework Agnostic Web Components
Features under development in Joomla 4.0
The following features are currently under development process:
Joomla Framework 2.x
Joomla framework 1.x is coming to an end with the release of framework 2.x. The new framework will introduce new library packages, remove previously deprecated functionality and raise the minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7.
Joomla 2.0 framework will be the first release of the next Joomla framework.
Main features of Joomla Framework 2.0
- New rendering package providing support for rendering templates with many popular PHP libraries (including Twig, Mustache, and Blade.
- New Console package for building command line applications
- Following packages are refactored
3.Dependency Injection package, including support for the PSR-11 container interface
4.Cache package providing support for both the PSR-6 and PSR-16 caching interfaces
5.HTTP package providing support for PSR-7 Requests and Responses