Joomla 4 is making progress with regular beta releases. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 3. You can read the release announcement here.
One of the major new features in Joomla 4 is customizable email templates. You will be able to control the content of the emails sent from your site. This is thanks to a new extension called com_mails.
Let me show you how these email templates work.
- Make sure you're using Joomla 4, Beta 3.
- Log in to the Joomla administrator panel.
- In the left menu, click "System":
- Click "Mail Templates":
- You'll now see the "Mail Template" screen with a list of the templates that you can edit:
- To edit a mail template, click on its title and then on the "Create mail template for <your language>" link:
- This will bring you inside the template on the "Edit Mail Template" screen:
- Here you can edit the subject and the text of the email. By default, you will be able to edit only in plain text mode, as shown in my screenshot above. To enable the HTML mode, get back to the "Mail Templates" main screen, and click the "Options" button in the top right corner:
- Click inside the "Mail Format" field, click "Both" and then click "Save & Close":
- Now open a mail template of your choice once again. You will see two boxes available for editing the text of the template: one - for plain text, and another one - for HTML code:
- In the right sidebar, you'll see "Available Tags" that you can use to dynamically fill in extra details:
- There are a couple of configuration options available. Inside the "Global Configuration" screen > tab "Server", you can change the main email settings and also send yourself test emails:
Joomla 4 email template summary
This is another nice new feature in Joomla 4.
I can definitely imagine us using this here at Joomlashack, for this site, and for our extensions. We currently use a third party extension to modify our emails from the Joomla core, and it will be great to be able to do this through Joomla itself.
I'm really looking forward to Joomla 4.
More on Joomla 4's new features
- Joomla 4's new web assets feature.
- The new Joomla 4 admin template.
- The future of Joomla 4 is CSS Grid, not Bootstrap.
- Joomla 4 has a new search extension.
- Joomla 4 has a new workflow feature.
- The Joomla 4 Media Manager.
- Introducing the new Joomla 4 installer.
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