It's no secret that Joomla is a powerful platform that takes a lot of the technical requirements out of building a quality website. With a suite full of features that make website design and maintenance a breeze, it's clear that it offers powerful advantages that have made it one of the most popular content management platforms worldwide. It's really important, however, to make sure you're keeping your site current and up to date. With the recent Joomla 3.8 release, there are a lot of reasons you should trust a quality Joomla hosting provider like Joomsting to implement all future updates.
You may be asking yourself, "Why update to the newest version?" After all, Joomla 3.7 might be working just fine for you. There's a number of features coming with this newest update that add functionality and improvements to Joomla, a selection of which we've listed below.
New Routing System - This new routing system gives website admins more control over their site's web addresses, including the ability to remove IDs from URLs.
Joomla 4 Compatibility Layer - A large update - Joomla 4 - is in the works, and this patch adds a compatibility layer for the future launch of the new and improved Joomla. Joomla 4 changes the way in which some website classes are handled by switching them over to PHP, and this new layer allows admins to test the new features while retaining the old functionality of traditional Joomla classes.
Improved Sample Data Installation - Now it's possible to install sample data within your site's backend after finishing the installation process. This allows users to create their own data sets as well providing more tools for extension developers to do the same.
Sodium Encryption Support - Easily encrypt data with support for the new sodium encryption extension.
More information on some of the inner workings on Joomla 3.8 can be found on the full Joomla 3.8 site.
As excited as you may be to update to the latest patch for more features and functionality, there's some preparation you'll need to go through to make sure your site is ready for the installation. Steps like backing up your site and updating your PHP and database versions are an important part of making sure the transition goes smoothly.
Joomsting specializes in keeping your Joomla site running at maximum efficiency, and regular, effective implementation of Joomla updates is included with the service. The company takes all the guesswork and stress out of keeping your site safe, secure, and up-to-date.
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