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JoomShaper’s Plans for Joomla 4

12 August 2021
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JoomShaper’s Plans for Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is just around the corner. It is going to have a major impact on the Joomla industry for sure. Just like every other Joomla user, we are excited about this update. We hope this is going to uplift Joomla as a CMS and take it to a new height. 

While you all are thinking about when to update your site to the new Joomla 4 version, we are working tirelessly to make each of our products fully compatible with the latest version of Joomla. And, this is what we will talk about today.

As a Joomla user or a fan of JoomShaper, you know we have 45+ powerful extensions, 135+ rich Joomla templates, along with a couple of revolutionary Joomla tools (SP Page Builder and Helix Ultimate). Updating such a large pool of robust products is never an easy task. Thanks to our developers, we are making it happen quite smartly.

We are here to talk about our plans to address Joomla 4 and let you know the phase we are in now. So, let’s get started. 

JoomShaper’s Plan for Joomla 4

You would be happy to know that we have already made some of our products Joomla 4 compatible even before it is officially released. We are planning on making all of our products Joomla 4 compatible as soon as possible. 

Joomla 4 Compatible Joomla Products Of JoomShaper

We have made a good number of Joomla extensions compatible with Joomla 4. Here’s the list of the products we have made compatible so far.

  • SP Page Builder
  • SP Property
  • SP Simple Portfolio
  • SP LMS
  • SP Easy Image Gallery
  • SP Weather
  • SP Tweet

Our Roadmap to Upgrade Our Templates and Extensions

Here’s JoomShaper’s plan for Joomla 4.

  • Templates: Helix Ultimate Framework will be compatible with Joomla 4 from the launch date. We will be adding Joomla 4 compatibility of all Helix Ultimate Framework-based templates within a couple of months. (If there is no third-party extension dependency). 
  • Helix 3: After updating all Helix Ultimate-based templates, we will be updating the Helix 3 framework. And, Helix 3 based templates will be updated within 2022.
  • All Other Joomla Extensions: All other Joomla extensions will be updated within the first half of 2022. 

Joomla 4 Resources for Our Users

Joomla 4 is a major shift from its previous version. Upgrading to Joomla 4 can be painful if there are not enough guidelines or resources to handle unwanted issues carefully. This is why we are coming up with regular tips and tutorials focused on Joomla 4 so that you don’t experience any unwanted issues. 

Here are some links to the resources that we have already published.

Our Guideline for Users to Upgrade to Joomla 4

There are some factors to have in mind before you upgrade your site to Joomla 4. We suggest you have the following things in mind for a smoother upgrade. 

  • First of all, check whether all of the extensions and templates installed on your site are Joomla 4 compatible
  • Take a backup of your site
  • Make sure you have the latest version of Joomla 3
  • Update all of your Joomla templates and extensions before upgrading to Joomla 4. Otherwise, you may run into some unexpected issues.

We always want you to enjoy the latest technologies with our products. You already know that we regularly update our products. We hope our users will have a safe transition to Joomla 4 if they wish. 

Rayhan Arif

Rayhan Arif

Senior Content Developer
Content and web evangelist who loves to discuss life-changing web tools like SP Page Builder & Helix Ultimate, and introduces new templates and helps users have a clear understanding of how they work.

Comments (19)

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski
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My advice is... as the first step update to Joomla 3.10 Stable, wait until all used extensions and template would be fully Joomla 4.0.x ready only then update further. You don't have to use Joomla 4.0.0 in the first days after the premiere. Be a considerate webmaster.

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digitalmaster    Paul Frankowski
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A agree... I remember jumping to 1.5 from 1.0013 and that seemed like it would be easy, but was nothing but problems...

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blue_Shift
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Thank you Paul. I remember the agony of the Joomla 1.6 migration fiasco, which probably made the other cms the powerhouse that it is today. I'm sure J-devs are intense in their intents to get this right - and I am rooting for their success.

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Steve
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No mention of Helix Ultimate 2.0 ?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Steve
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Helix Ultimate 2 will be compatible with Joomla 4 from the launch date.

RD
Robert Deutschmann
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Any news to current state of Helix Ultimare 2.0?

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    Robert Deutschmann
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Helix Ultimate 2 will be compatible with Joomla 4 from the launch date.

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Robert Deutschmann
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We moved the stable version premiere to improve few things. But should be soon published.

Neil Robertson
Neil Robertson
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It's great to read JoomShaper committing to making their older template frameworks such as Helix 3 compatible with Joomla 4 which was first released in 2015. Keep up the good work!

Rayhan Arif
Rayhan Arif    Neil Robertson
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Thank you so much for your feedback.

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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Helix Ultimate 2 stable will be released together with Joomla 4 stable?

Paul Frankowski
Paul Frankowski    Dmitry Goncharov
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At an approximate date.

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov    Paul Frankowski
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Very Good

Dmitry Goncharov
Dmitry Goncharov
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Will there be a localization of HU2 ? Or will I have to translate the language files again?

John Roy
John Roy
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@Joomshaper Team: Keep up the superb work your dev team is doing to help web teams around the globe make the internet a great place to be.

Ugur
Ugur
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Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10
It was published

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ssnobben
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HU - now its approximate date.

Kawshar Ahmed
Kawshar Ahmed    ssnobben
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The stable version will release this week.

Thanks

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ssnobben    Kawshar Ahmed
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thanks sound great!

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