Launch Day

Joomla will be 16 years old on 17 August 2021 and to celebrate, the Joomla Project plan to release the new, improved and exciting Joomla 4.0. 

After nearly nine long years in the making, Joomla 4 is finally here. This open source, community project has delivered a Content Management System that has been downloaded over 123,000,000 times in its 16 years. Translated into 77 languages and with over 2.5 million sites. At 3.1% Joomla is the third most popular CMS accounting for one in every 50 websites on the internet. With over 9% of all business websites, Joomla’s emphasis on accessibility, speed, security and SEO out of the box make it the CMS of choice for sites that want to expand and grow.
Rarity4u have been testing the various early issues of the programme with mixed success. However we are currently using the Release Candidate 5 issue and are looking forward to the final release. Having used Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3, we can report that Joomla 4 is a much improved version of this popular CMS.

Now that Joomla 4 is about to be released, the extension developers will be able to provide the extensions we need for Rarity4u. It may be some time before these extensions become available so we ask our customers and users to have a little patience. In the meantime we will continue to slowly build our site and try to take advantage of the many improved features that include but are not limited to the following:

Joomla 4 delivers best in class accessibility. The layout, contrast and infrastructure all have accessibility built-in so all your visitors will benefit. 

A redesigned administration area speeds content creation. The improved media manager and editor updates give us the power to design and build improved websites. 

We can now (once we master the technique) deliver customised emails that welcome and inform our customers effectively! With the new email template system, it is easier than ever to make the emails our site sends. 

The Joomla 4 smart search has many improvements over the previous Joomla search and is the best to date.

Having a website is only the beginning, being found by the search engines is an ever changing minefield. Joomla 4. It takes care of SEO – Search Engine Optimisation, so we can focus on getting our content noticed. 

Running a site with state of the art well-written code helps us stay ahead when it comes to security. Joomla 4 has many architecture changes designed to maximize security and keep hackers out. 

Speed is one of the top factors in conversions and SEO. Joomla 4 will give our site the boost it needs. Google place a great deal of emphasis on speed when ranking websites and showing content in their listings.

If you are considering to start a website we recommend you look at the new, improved, exciting and world leading Joomla 4 CMS.