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Launching and New features of the version of Joomla 3.8

Joomla 3,8 already has been published! We told the new features you of this version.

The equipment of Joomla! it has announced the launching of Joomla 3,8, the latest in Joomla! 3 series.

This new version counts with more than 300 improvements.

Two main functions directed to the developers: the new one enrutado and a principle of compatibility with Joomla! 4.0.

In addition, two problems of security have been solved.


What new features bring Joomla 3.8?

These are some of the new characteristics of Joomla 3.8:

  • New system of routing. The new system provides to the users a greater control on the structure of its URLs. It widely includes the capacity asked for to eliminate the identifiers of the URL.
  • Compatibility with Joomla 4. The development of Joomla! 4 have realised some changes in the form in which the basic code with the migration of classes is structured to use spaces of names PHP. Joomla. 3.8 include a mapeo layer to allow the developers to use the names of the oldest classes, while they are able to take advantage of the new structure names of classes.
  • Installation of data of improved sample. Now it is possible to install data of example in backend of your site after finalizing the installation process. It allows the users to create his own generic developer or data sets of extension, to provide data of example easy to install for his extensions.
  • Support for Sodium Encryption €“ PHP 7.2. It introduces the new extension sodium for the based data processing. Through polyfill of this library. Joomla! 3.8 cause that this new API is available for all our users even before updating to PHP 7.2

New enrutado system of URLs

The new one enrutado defines a new and more flexible interface so that the developers handle to the creation and the processing of URL.

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It offers to the end users more options related to the form in which they are the URL (including the capacity to eliminate YOU GO of elements of content of the URL).

From Joomla! 3.8, and the components that support the new router (Contained, Contacts, Usuarios and Newsfeeds), it is possible to form it so that it works with some of the three different configurations:

  • The present system (that will continue being the predetermined option for the new facilities and is the option recommended for the sites in production when updating).
  • New system with YOU GO
  • New system without YOU GO

The 3 examples of urls with each one of the options in a page of an example article:

Existing Router: /article-categories/72-Park-site/animal gallery-of-photos//25-koala
New router qualified with IDs: /article-categories/26-Park-site/72-animal 28-gallery-of-photos//25-koala
New router qualified without IDs: /article-categories/Park-site/animal gallery-of-photos//koala

The numbers indicate YOU GO them of your categories and articles. With the new router and the option To eliminate YOU GO activated, take off YOU GO them, which allows to have URL cleaner and friendly.

Also it will improve your SEO.

Important note: There are cases in which the change of the enrutado one can change the URL of a page, and of causing that an existing page gives an answer 404.

The developers still are studying old a migration plan to maintain working the URL.

For this reason if you have a Web in production, we advised not to qualify the new one enrutado in your site since you can lose the positioning in Google when changing urls of your pages.

I can update my site to Joomla 3.8?

Joomla! 3.8 are an update of a single click as the previous versions of 3.x.

Before updating, it is important to update all the extensions of third parties.

Also, to make a complete backup copy of your site.

We recommend to update the account of hosting to PHP 7 or 7,1 if not yet you have done it. It considerably improves the speed of your site.

As the new functions that affect to the structure of your website, we recommended to you that you realise an exhaustive test in surroundings of tests, and that finally you prove urls before qualifying the new router in your sites in production.

Perhaps when qualifying it urls of your site changes and you lose the positioning in Google  eye to the data!

In case you have some difficulty with the update, it contacts with our Support.

Corrected problems of security

Core €“ Information Disclosure in the complement of authentication LDAP (that affects to Joomla 1.5.0 €“ 3.7.5)
Core €“ Spreading of information in com_content filed article Models (that affect to Joomla 3.7.0 €“ 3.7.5)

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