Meet the New Features in Joomla 3.7

When Will Joomla 3.7 Be Released?

The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is here!

In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered some of the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:

You can click the links above for in-depth explanations on all those major changes. There are also several smaller features that you will see in 3.7.

Add articles with menu links

When you're creating a menu link, and choose "Single Article", you'll now see a "Create Button.

new articles with menu links in Joomla 3.7

Easily create categories from inside articles

You can create new Joomla categories from inside articles, just as you can currently create new tags:

new joomla category

Sort articles by rating and hits

In the Article overview screen, you can now see the Votes and Ratings for each article. Click the column headings, and you can sort by those criteria:

sort articles in Joomla 3.7

Drag-and-drop extension uploads

Go to install a new extension, and you'll be able to drag-and-drop files to upload:

drag and drop upload extensions

A flat redesign for the administrator area

In Joomla 3.7, the admin interface has been tweaked, using flat design principles:

flat design in Joomla 3.7

Login to the Frontend and Admin area together

Inside Global Configuration, there's an option that allows users to log in to the frontend and administrator area at the same time. This "Shared Sessions" feature should make life easier for your site's administrators.

site login admin

Customize your TinyMCE features

This feature allows you to customize the default editor. You can open the TinyMCE editor plugin and add, move or remove buttons. 

Updating the TinyMCE Editor in Joomla 3.7

The future of Joomla 3 and Joomla 4

The current plan is for two more Joomla 3 releases. This means that Joomla 3.9 will be the last in the Joomla 3 series. According to feedback from the Joomla developers, we could expect Joomla 4.0 to arrive around six months after Joomla 3.9.

What's going to be in Joomla 4? I'm glad you asked! Stay tuned, because that's a future topic on the Joomlashack blog.

About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.