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The Joomla Project proudly unveils the much-anticipated Joomla 5.0 Beta 1, marking a groundbreaking step in the world of open-source content management systems (CMS). With this release, Joomla takes the robust foundation laid by Joomla 4.x and elevates it further, focusing on speed, accessibility, security, and customizability.
This release is primarily centered around two pivotal objectives:
For those intrigued about backward compatibility, a comprehensive list detailing potential issues for Joomla 5.0 is available on the documentation site.
Caution: Remember, this is a beta release and is not intended for live production sites. It's designed for testing purposes only!
You can readily download Joomla 5.0.0 Beta 1, but if you're an enthusiast who always seeks the most recent build, opt for the nightly build packages. They're updated every single day, ensuring you always have the latest in hand.
The official Joomla 5.0 version is scheduled to be launched around 17th October 2023. The journey is strategically segmented into:
However, it's crucial to note that these dates might undergo changes, primarily influenced by volunteer availability or unforeseen challenges.
This release is brimming with enhancements:
Joomla's commitment to its users is evident. These features are just the beginning, with many more slated for the upcoming alpha releases.
With Joomla 5.0, the primary aim is to sculpt a refined foundation for Joomla's prosperous future. Potential inclusions could be:
A colossal shoutout to our Ukrainian CMS maintainer, Fedir Zinchuk. Despite challenging circumstances, his dedication has been unwavering. Kudos also to Richard Fath, George Wilson, and Dimitris Grammatikogiannis for their invaluable contributions.
To guarantee the success of the 5.0 release, your involvement is paramount. Whether you're an extension developer or a Joomla enthusiast, dive into the Beta, detect potential glitches, and report them.
For those seeking documentation on Joomla 5, a plethora of tutorials awaits you at Joomla Documentation. Developers are heartily invited to contribute and enrich this knowledge base.
In conclusion, Joomla 5.0 Beta 1 is not just a release; it's a promise of a more powerful, flexible, and user-friendly CMS. Be a part of this revolutionary journey!