According to Joomla official website the estimated stable release date of Joomla version 3.7 is 28th March 2017. Robert Deutz and PLT team with other volunteers and support community working hard on Joomla 3.7 to get it out of the door with big features and improvements.


Here are some of the features that will come along with Joomla 3.7.

1. Custom Fields

This is the most awaited feature of Joomla 3.7. This feature comes with the adding of custom fields functionality to contact forms, user profiles and articles. Custom fields can be used for many purposes and solutions like pricing, custom data showing to a certain area of the article. So far Joomla users had to use these things with separate plugins. With custom fields, these things will be much easier and development friendly.

Source: Joomla-Monster



Here are some of the fields that we might be introduced with Joomla 3.7

  • Calendar
  • Captcha
  • Checkboxes
  • Color
  • Editor
  • Email
  • Image
  • Integer
  • List
  • Media
  • Article
  • Radio buttons
  • SQL
  • Telephone
  • Text
  • Text area
  • Time zone
  • URL
  • User
  • Usergroup
  • Yes or No


More information regarding this feature is on the repository of Joomla in GitHub.

 

2. Media Manager

This feature was supposed to be developed in Joomla version 3.5. But it was not added. Now this feature is coming live with version 3.7. The new Joomla media manager will be furnished with significantly adaptive and improved features. This will allow user more controls over uploaded images. Users will have the controls to crop, resize, rotate and perform basic filters in the backend of their websites. The media manager also will have the functionality to create thumbnails of different image sizes and will be able to add tags and tables to the uploaded media files.


3. Facebook Login

Joomla 3.7 is introducing the Facebook authentication plugin so that user can log into their Joomla website with their Facebook account.
More information is on the repository of Joomla in GitHub.


4. Date and Time Picker

This is a UX UI improvement of Joomla to ease up the developers work with date and time.

Source: GitHub

Find more info on GitHub.


5. Add Articles with Menu Links

This feature will enable the users to create an article while adding a menu link. This will save several steps while developing Joomla based templates and websites.

Source: GitHub

See GitHub for more information.

 

6. TinyMCE Editor Configuration

Source: GitHub

The editor will come with numerous new features, buttons with control of adding, moving or removing the buttons. 

Find out More in Github.

 

7. New Joomla URL Router

This feature will be a plus point on the SEO point of view. This will equip the users with more SEO friendly URLs. This new feature will serve the user with more SEO friendly URLs avoiding all the duplication of URLs.

 

What’s More ?

There are ongoing discussions of adding a new service layer with Joomla 3.7. The job of new service layer is to ease up the development experience of the Joomla developers.