Greetings, Joomla enthusiasts!

As we bid farewell to 2023, it's time to reflect on an incredible year at JoomlArt. Since our inception in 2006, we've been on a mission to serve and support our community of over 300,000 active users. Join us as we take a journey through the milestones of 2023 and share a glimpse of the exciting plans that await us in 2024.

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Embracing the Next Chapter with Joomla 5 Updates! We're thrilled to unveil the latest wave of enhancements, as over 25+ of our Joomla templates have undergone seamless upgrades to embrace the cutting-edge Joomla 5. These updates not only introduce a rejuvenated visual appeal but also leverage the robust capabilities of Joomla 5, elevating your websites to unprecedented levels of performance, security, and customization. Join us as we delve into the future of web excellence!

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Greetings, Joomla enthusiasts!

As we bid farewell to 2023, it's time to reflect on an incredible year at JoomlArt. Since our inception in 2006, we've been on a mission to serve and support our community of over 300,000 active users. Join us as we take a journey through the milestones of 2023 and share a glimpse of the exciting plans that await us in 2024.

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Hi guys,

Embracing the Next Chapter with Joomla 5 Updates! We're thrilled to unveil the latest wave of enhancements, as over 25+ of our Joomla templates have undergone seamless upgrades to embrace the cutting-edge Joomla 5. These updates not only introduce a rejuvenated visual appeal but also leverage the robust capabilities of Joomla 5, elevating your websites to unprecedented levels of performance, security, and customization. Join us as we delve into the future of web excellence!

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At JoomlArt, we've always been committed to delivering high-quality Joomla products that empower your websites. We understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest technology to ensure optimal performance, security, and accessibility. That's why we're thrilled to share our plan to update all our active products to Joomla 5, the latest long-term support version that promises to be faster, more accessible, more secure, and highly extendable.

In this blog post, we'll take you through our journey of preparing our products for Joomla 5 and give you insights into the exciting features and roadmap of Joomla 5.

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Joomla 5 is the latest evolution of the beloved content management system, and it comes with a host of exciting improvements and enhancements. The primary goal with the new version is to build upon the strengths of Joomla 4.x and elevate your web experience to new heights. In a nutshell, Joomla 5 is all about making Joomla Fast, Accessible, Secure, Extendable, and Yours.

Joomla 5 new features

Core Updates in Joomla 5

  • Performance: Faster load times to keep your visitors engaged.
  • Accessibility: Inclusive design for all users, regardless of abilities.
  • Security: Enhanced protection against online threats.
  • Extensibility: A vibrant ecosystem of extensions and templates.
  • Customization: Tailor your website to your unique vision.

In this blog post, we'll dive into the key features of Joomla 5, grouped into categories for easy understanding.

Performance and Technology Upgrades

PHP 8.2 and MySQL 8.0.11+

Joomla 5 embraces the latest technologies by adding support for PHP 8.2 and ensuring compatibility with MySQL 8.0.11+. These updates not only enhance performance but also make your Joomla 5 website more secure and future-proof.

PHP 8.2 and MySQL 8.0.11+

Codebase Cleanup and Optimization

As part of our commitment to delivering high-quality products and ensuring a smooth transition to Joomla 5, we are dedicating efforts to codebase cleanup and optimization. This process aims to enhance the performance, security, and maintainability of our products while ensuring compatibility with the latest Joomla version.

Codebase Cleanup and Optimization

Here's what you can expect from our codebase cleanup and optimization initiative:

  • Improved Performance
  • Enhanced Security
  • Maintainability and Compatibility

Developer-Focused Features

Backward Compatibility - Behavioral Plugin

We understand that transitioning to the latest Joomla version, Joomla 5, can sometimes pose challenges due to changes in the platform. To make this transition smoother for you, we have introduced a Behavioral Plugin.

What does this mean for you?

  • For Upgrades: If you are upgrading from a previous Joomla version (prior to 5.0), the Behavioral Plugin will be automatically activated. This ensures that your existing extensions and configurations continue to work seamlessly with Joomla 5.
  • For New Joomla! 5 Installations: If you are starting fresh with Joomla 5, the Behavioral Plugin may be disabled by default. You can choose to enable it if you have extensions that require backward compatibility support.
  • Version Compatibility: Depending on the extensions you use, you may need to specify the required backward compatibility version (for example, 4.0). This indicates that your extensions rely on the backward-compatible polyfills based on Joomla 4.0 version and need the Behavioral Plugin in Joomla 5.

This feature is designed to make your Joomla 5 experience as smooth as possible, ensuring that your extensions and configurations remain functional during the upgrade process.

Backward Compatibility - Behavioral Plugin Joomla 5

Passwordless Authentication with Passkeys

In Joomla 5, we've introduced an advanced method of authentication known as "Passkey." This feature enables passwordless authentication for your Joomla website, enhancing security and convenience.

Here's what you need to know:

  • HTTPS Requirement: To access the Passkey features, your site must be accessed over HTTPS. This ensures a secure connection between your browser and the website.
  • Certificate Authority: To register and use passkeys for login, your website must have a valid SSL certificate signed by a trusted Certificate Authority. This ensures the highest level of security and trustworthiness for your users' credentials.

With Passkey, you can enjoy a passwordless and secure authentication experience on your Joomla website, offering a more convenient and reliable way to access your site.

Passwordless Authentication with Passkeys Joomla 5

User Experience Enhancements

Dark Mode for Administrator

In Joomla 5, your Joomla administration experience is even more versatile. Now, if you're using dark mode on your device, the administrator template will automatically adapt to match your preference.

With this feature, the Joomla 5 administrator template will seamlessly switch to a dark mode appearance when it detects your device is in dark mode. This provides a more comfortable and visually pleasing experience for users who prefer darker interfaces.

Dark Mode in Administrator Template Joomla 5

Expanded Font Selection in Cassiopeia

Joomla 5 has expanded your font choices when using the default Joomla template, Cassiopeia. Now, you can select from a variety of system fonts directly within the template.

These fonts are built into the system, so there's no reliance on external services like Google Fonts. You have the flexibility to More Fonts in Cassiopeia Joomla 5

Fontawesome 6 Integration

Stay up-to-date with the latest icons and symbols. Joomla 5 integrates Fontawesome 6, giving you access to a fresh set of icons to enhance your website's visual appeal.

Fontawesome 6 Integration in Joomla 5

Installation Progress Bar

Installing Joomla should be a transparent and straightforward process. In Joomla 5, the installation experience has been enhanced by introducing an installation progress bar. No more wondering what's happening behind the scenes!

The installation progress bar replaces the traditional spinning Joomla logo during installation. Now, users will see a clear visual indicator of the installation progress, providing greater clarity and assurance during the setup process.

Installation Progress Bar Joomla 5

Content Management Improvements and SEO

Rich Snippets Enhancement

Joomla 5 has taken a significant step in optimizing your website's visibility in search engine results. Search engines like Google utilize structured data to generate rich snippets that enhance the display of your content in search results.

Rich Snippets (schema.org Implementation) Joomla 5

Previously, Joomla had a rich snippet generation feature, but it relied on hard-coded inline microdata, making it challenging to customize from the backend. Now, with Joomla 5, this process has been simplified.

You can add and configure structured data directly from the Joomla backend using the new System plugin - Schema.org. Begin by entering your company's general details. Then, in the Schema tab for articles, choose from a variety of types such as BlogPosting, Book, Event, Vacancy, Organization, Person, or Recipe.

Rich Snippets (schema.org Implementation) Joomla 5

Depending on your selection, specific schema.org fields will be available, allowing you to provide additional information like preparation time, ingredients, and more. This structured data is intended for search engines and helps improve the visibility of your content in search results, making it more informative and engaging for users.

Rich Snippets (schema.org Implementation) Joomla 5

300 Characters for Meta Description

Improve your website's SEO with longer meta descriptions of up to 300 characters. This allows you to provide more detailed and engaging information to potential visitors.

Joomla 300 Characters for Meta Description

AVIF Support in Media Manager

Joomla 5 allows you to take advantage of the AVIF image format in the media manager. This modern image format provides better compression and image quality, improving your website's loading speed and user experience.

AVIF Support in Media Manager Joomla 5

Code Mirror 6 and TinyMCE Editor 6.7

Joomla 5 upgrades its code and text editors to Code Mirror 6 and TinyMCE Editor 6.7, enhancing the editing experience and providing more features for content creators.

Code Mirror 6 and TinyMCE Editor 6.7 in joomla 5

Align Images in TinyMCE

Editing content becomes more seamless with the ability to align images directly in the TinyMCE editor. No more manual adjustments required, saving you time and effort.

Align Images in TinyMCE Joomla 5

And more

Password Requirements Checklist

In Joomla 5, it is made to be easier than ever for users to change their passwords through the profile page on your website. Now, when you update your password, you'll see clear information about the minimum password requirements and whether your chosen password meets these criteria.

This feature ensures that your password is both secure and compliant with the necessary standards, providing you with confidence in the safety of your account while maintaining user-friendliness.

User action Logs Improvements

User action Logs Improvements Joomla 5

In Joomla 5, we've enhanced the Action Logs feature to provide more detailed insights into user activities on your website. Now, you'll find additional functions added to the action logs, including:

  • Creation of New Custom Field by a User
  • Edit of Custom Field by a User
  • User Blocking
  • User Unblocking
  • User Not Found

Improved Smart search

  • Search in Custom Fields

    Easily search and filter content by custom fields, making it simpler to find specific information within your website.

  • Photos of Contacts in Search Results

    Enhance the user experience by displaying contact photos in search results, adding a personal touch to your website.

  • Hide/Show Archived Articles in Search Results

    Tailor search results by deciding whether archived articles should be displayed or hidden, offering more control over your website's content.


With Joomla 5, you have a powerful CMS at your disposal, enriched with these exciting new features and enhancements. Whether you're a content creator, developer, or administrator, Joomla 5 offers something to make your website management experience smoother and more enjoyable. Upgrade to Joomla 5 today and explore these fantastic features for yourself!

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Goodbye 2022 and welcome 2023. We would like to summarize the highlights of 2022 and also put forward our plans for 2023.

As usual, 2022 was a really busy year with scheduled new Joomla templates, featured projects, new extensions, huge updates for Joomla 4, and more.

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On 15 June 2022, RADA announced the MVP of RadaWorks, a multichain work-to-earn protocol. Web3 designers and founders around the world can now become active contributors to the RadaWorks platform. We are building a trustless, permissionless freelance platform for the Web3 natives with an aim to empower the Web3 Creator Economy with a decentralized, multi-function platform where anyone can make money, simply by working.

In this MVP version, we will introduce a design-to-earn feature, where NFT artists can get paid by providing their valuable contributions to various projects, protocols, and communities. Our protocol simplifies the steps for different parties to collaborate, with our smart contracts acting as middlemen in such tasks relating to funding escrow and conflict resolution.

multichain NFT design platform

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Product updates are always important to keep your website up-to-date, secured and more. Before upgrading, it is very essential to check the product's changelog to see what updates are included in the new version.

Our system is updated to help you view product changelog fast and easy. Please check the details now.

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