Joomla 4.2.0, 4.2.1 and 3.10.11 are released!

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Joomla 4.2.0, 4.2.1 and 3.10.11 are here!


Joomla 4.2.0 and Joomla 3.10.11 have been released 2 weeks ago, and Joomla 4.2.1 has been released yesterday.

Joomla 4.2 is a features release, which landed on schedule, is a smooth upgrade.

Joomla 4.2 includes many new features and usability improvements and a few bug-fixes. Main new features are:

  • Keyboard shortcuts in the administration:
    • With the new keyboard shortcuts, you can save time and become more productive. The shortcuts are, of course also accessible, like the rest of the barriers-free Joomla 4 administration interface. Barriers-free accessibility in front-end and in administration is a major feature of Joomla 4, where it shines.
  • Multi-factor Authentication (replaces Two-Factor Authentication):
    • Joomla's new ‘Multi-factor’ Authentication is taking site access security one step further by allowing you to choose different authentication mechanisms to secure your site. You can choose to use Web Authentication, a verification code, a code by email, or Yubi-key.
    • With Multi-factor Authentication, you first log in with your username and password. After that, you are presented with another screen to enter your second authentication method.
  • Windows Hello support in Web Authentication
  • Many other nice new features and usability improvements.

Joomla 4.2.1 is a maintenance release which includes around 20 minor improvements and a minor security improvement (low severity - low impact).

Joomla 3.10.11 has an external library update removing a PHP 8.1 deprecation warning, and a certificate authorities CA-file update.

Joomla 3.10 will continue to be supported with security fixes until (at least) 17th August 2023, giving you plenty of time to plan your mini-migration to Joomla 4 and update your extensions (if required) to become Joomla 4 compatible versions. Community Builder and all its add-ons are already compatible with as well Joomla 3.10 as with Joomla 4, making the mini-migration from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4 much easier (upgrade Community Builder and your add-ons to latest builds, then start your mini-migration.

Joomla 4.2.1 and 3.10.11 are recommended updates for their respective versions. If you use two-factor authentication, we recommend to test your two-factor authentication setup on a clone of your site before upgrading your site. In all cases, as usual, backup your site before upgrading.

Community Builder 2.7.2 latest build and all Joomlapolis add-ons run just fine on these solid new Joomla releases.

Joomla is currently the most accessible CMS available. Joomla 4.2.1 is the best Joomla release ever, a solid and mature product powering millions of websites. To the difference of most other CMSes, its code-base is clean and solid, and from ground up secure.

To help you discover or present Joomla to your friends or customers, the Joomla marketing team has prepared a Joomla 4 brochure, in 15 languages, that you can download here.

You can learn more about these new features by reading the Joomla 4.2 and 3.10.11 announcement and the Joomla 4.2.1 announcement.

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