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Joomla 4.0 on the Horizon, More Open Source News

New Admin New Feature in Joomla 4

The Joomla project has announced the availability of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 6 for testing purposes only. The announcement represents another big step toward the imminent release of Joomla 4.0.

The primary objectives of this Alpha release are to provide developers with a basis to test their custom extensions and report any bugs and issues before the publication of the final release, and to become familiar with the new features that will be introduced in Joomla 4.0. The planned features set for Joomla 4.0, according to the recent press release on the Joomla Developer Network, are as follows:

Since Joomla 4.0 is still under active development, no final release date has been announced, but an up-to-date project roadmap is available regarding the projected timeline of the Joomla 4.0 project. Documentation for Joomla 4.0 is still under development.

Liferay REST APIs Beta Released

Liferay has announced the release of the first beta versions for the new set of Liferay REST APIs.

As part of Liferay’s long-term vision, the aim of developing these REST APIs is to enable developers to utilize the Liferay CMS platform to deliver content and experiences to a multitude of devices by allowing them to build their own frontend.

With this objective in mind, the development of the beta versions prioritized implementing features that supported the following use cases:

The company has also prepared a Docker image containing Liferay DXP 7.1.

See the press release for further details. For information on the resources and actions available in the beta versions of the REST APIs, see the first draft of the documentation.

WordPress Block Editor Gets 330% Faster

Maintenance releases aren’t usually worth discussion, but WordPress 5.0.2 stands out. It addresses 73 bugs, and according to the company makes the WordPress Block Editor “330 percent faster” even when handling a page or post with 200 blocks.

Additional highlights of the release include:

See the news announcement for more details and link for download.