All the Joomla News for August 2023

All the Joomla News for August 2023

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community.

We've posted all of these updates, plus a lot more in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates. We have over 1,300 members now!

Joomlashack Will Continue to Support Joomla 3

Joomla 3 support was officially retired by the Joomla team in August 2023. The Joomla community is moving forward with Joomla 4, and soon, Joomla 5. But we still have a good number of Joomlashack customers using Joomla 3. So we will support those Joomla 3 users for at least one more year.
Joomlashack and Joomla 3

Simple Renew is Ready for Joomla 4

Over the last two years, we've been hard at work upgrading Joomlashack products for Joomla 4. That process is now finished. In August, we released Simple Renew for Joomla 4. That is the last of 25 extensions that we'll support on the new platform.
Joomlashack and Joomla 4 is 1 Year Old and Has Over 2180 Templates

Congratulations to Daniel from the French Joomla community has now listed over 2,000 templates for Joomla 4 in just one year. Daniel celebrates the first birthday of, which is an awesome project.
See Daniel's first birthday post

J2Store is Available for Joomla 4 and is Now Free

J2Store is one of the most popular eCommerce extensions for Joomla. The developers have updated the extension for Joomla 4 and have made it completely free to use. Tim Davis has a video on this new release.
More about J2Store and Joomla 4

Video: Joomla 3 End-of-Life Extended to January 2025 (For a Fee)

Rod Martin from OSTraining says, "Joomla 3 End of Life (EOL) was scheduled for August 17, 2023. Wisely, the project decided to extend that to January 2025 due to the number of Joomla 3 sites that have not yet migrated. But you will need to enroll in a special "ELTS" (Extended Long Term Support) subscription for around $100 USD."
Watch Rod's video on Joomla 3 EOL

18 Developers Share 18 Joomla 4 Sites

To celebrate Joomla's 18th birthday, the Joomla magazine team asked Joomlers to share one Joomla 4 website they’re particularly proud of.
See the 18 Joomla 4 sites

How to Use the Tags Modules in Joomla

Dan Atrill continues his series on the core modules in Joomla. In this month's issue he covers two Tags modules. These are Tags - Similar and Tags - Popular. Dan takes a look to see what these modules can do for us.
Learn about the Tags modules

Video: The Joomla Menu Module Mystery

Tim Davis has a new video and says, "Understanding the "mysterious" connection between menu items, menus, and menu modules can unlock a lot of potential on a Joomla site."
Watch Tim's video on menus and modules

The JCE Editor and ChatGPT

I missed the earlier release of this feature, but it's a very cool addition to the popular JCE Editor. You can now use ChatGPT directly inside Joomla articles.
More on JCE Editor and ChatGPT

Joomla 5 is Due for Release Around October 17

The Joomla team are making good progress on Joomla 5. The main goals of this release will be a smooth update from Joomla 4 and removing old, deprecated code.
Read about the latest Joomla 5 Alpha

Serious Security Issue in AcyMailing Products

I don't think I've ever mentioned a security issue from another developer in this newsletter. But the recent security issue involving the AcyMailing newsletter extension was serious and appears to have impacted a significant number of users. Please check any sites that have had AcyMailing installed this year. There's a more detailed timeline of the issue available from Allon Moritz at Digital Peak.
Read about the AcyMailing issue

JoomlaDay D-A-CH is in mid-September

The Joomla communites of Germany, Austria and Switzerland are coming together on September 15 and 16 for another JoomlaDay D-A-CH. This year the JoomlaDay will take place in Salzburg, Austria.
Sign up for JoomlaDay D-A-CH