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Exciting Updates: Joomla 5.1 and Joomla 4.4.4 Released!

🎉  Exciting Updates: Joomla 5.1 and Joomla 4.4.4 Released!  🥳

A Milestone Release

The Joomla! Project marks a significant milestone with the release of Joomla 5.1 alongside Joomla 4.4.4! After six months of dedicated work by Joomla volunteers, this release brings you  new features, security enhancements, and performance improvements.

Why Joomla 5.1 Matters

Joomla 5.1 marks a significant step forward in enhancing the user experience and functionality of the Joomla platform. With a focus on improving on-boarding, accessibility, streamlining the user interface, and enhancing security,

Joomla 5.1 empowers both new and experienced users to create stunning websites with ease. From the intuitive welcome guided tour to the revamped dark mode, Joomla 5.1 ensures that users can navigate and utilize the platform more efficiently than ever before.

Additionally, the implementation of The Update Framework (TUF) enhances the security of Joomla updates, providing users with peace of mind knowing their websites are protected against supply attacks.

With Joomla 5.1, users can expect a smoother, more enjoyable website-building experience, making it the ideal choice for individuals, businesses, and organizations alike.

Community Builder Compatibility

Community Builder latest release has been thoroughly tested on Joomla 5.1, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance. To fully enjoy the benefits of Joomla 5.1 with the latest compatible CB Add-ons and stellar forum support, we highly recommend to renew your Joomlapolis membership and to upgrade CB and your CB Add-ons too.

Key Highlights of Joomla 5.1:

The latest release of Joomla, version 5.1, brings forth a host of exciting new features and enhancements that cater to both novice users and seasoned developers. Let's delve into the key highlights that make Joomla 5.1 a noteworthy update:

  1. Welcome Guided Tour: Joomla 5.1 introduces a welcome guided tour feature, offering new users a seamless introduction to the platform's interface. This guided tour simplifies the on-boarding process, empowering users to quickly familiarize themselves with Joomla's functionality and begin crafting their websites effortlessly.
  2. Improved Dark Mode: Dark mode receives a significant upgrade in Joomla 5.1, offering users a more comfortable and visually appealing editing experience. This enhancement reduces eye strain during prolonged website editing sessions, fostering a more enjoyable user experience.
  3. Accessibility Improvements: Ensuring inclusivity and user-friendliness, Joomla 5.1 updates the Jooa11y Accessibility Checker plugin, enhancing accessibility across Joomla sites. These improvements cater to diverse audiences, making Joomla websites more accessible and accommodating to all users.
  4. SEO Enhancements: Joomla 5.1 prioritizes search engine optimization with enhancements to URL handling and final slash behavior. These improvements contribute to better search engine rankings and increased visibility for Joomla websites, ultimately driving more traffic and engagement.
  5. Administration Interface Enhancements: With Joomla 5.1, managing your website has never been easier. The backend interface receives significant improvements, including a new dialogue boxes for various tasks, enhancing administrators' efficiency in overseeing Joomla websites.
  6. TUF Updater: Joomla 5.1 implements The Update Framework (TUF) to bolster the security and reliability of updates. By verifying the authenticity of update files using digital signatures and trust mechanisms, Joomla 5.1 safeguards websites against supply attacks, ensuring they remain secure and up-to-date.
  7. Library Updates: Keeping pace with technological advancements, Joomla 5.1 updates FontAwesome to version 6.5.1 and TinyMCE to version 6.8.3. These library updates provide users with access to cutting-edge features and functionalities, enhancing the overall performance and capabilities of Joomla websites.

With these key highlights, Joomla 5.1 stands as a testament to the platform's commitment to innovation and user satisfaction, offering a robust and feature-rich solution for website creation and management.

Why this makes a big difference

With these key highlights, Joomla 5.1 lowers the learning curve for new users and stands with the platform's commitment to innovation and user satisfaction, offering a robust and feature-rich solution for website creation and management.

Upgrade to Joomla 5.1 (or at least to Joomla 4.4.4)

We highly recommend the latest Joomla updates for all CB sites. Stay current with Joomla and Community Builder updates for the best possible experience for your website's users and a secure online environment.

If you are not on Joomla 5, we recommend to start planning the Joomla 3->4 mini-migration and/or the Joomla 4->5 upgrade. Joomla 3.10.15-elts (Extended Long Term Security) support ends February 17th 2025, and so will the CB support for Joomla 3 end too.

For a deeper dive into Joomla 5.1, check out Joomla's official announcement and the Joomla Magazine article on "What's new in Joomla 5.1".

A big Thank You to Volunteers!

Joomla is powered by a passionate community of users and developers who contribute their time and expertise to make Joomla better every day. We express a deep gratitude to all these volunteers doing a fantastic work.

Join the Joomla Community

By the way, whether you're a developer, designer, user, software architect or seasoned manager, there are plenty of ways to get involved and help shape the future of Joomla.

Community Builder Compatibility

The latest Community Builder 2.9.1, nightlies and all the latest versions of our CB Add-Ons are fully compatible with Joomla 5.1.0, 4.4.4, and 3.10.15-elts.

Renew Your CB Membership

To fully enjoy the benefits of Joomla 5.0 with the latest compatible CB Add-ons and stellar forum support, renew your Joomlapolis membership today. Gain access to the latest CB Add-on nightlies and support our work.

Thank you for your continued support of Joomla and Community Builder.

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