Screenshot of Joomla 5.0 Beta 1 interface showcasing new features and improvements

Joomla 5.0 Beta 1: A Glimpse Into the Future of Joomla

The Joomla Project has recently rolled out the Joomla 5.0 Beta 1, an exciting development that aims to take Joomla to new heights. This release is the first in the Joomla 5.x series, which builds upon the successful features of Joomla 4.x while introducing several new improvements.

What's the Purpose of this Release?

The main objectives of the Beta releases include:

  1. Providing developers with the framework to test their extensions and report any issues before the final release.
  2. Enabling users to explore the new features added to Joomla 5.0.

For a comprehensive list of potential backward compatibility issues, refer to the official Joomla documentation.

Not Suitable for Production

It's crucial to note that this beta version is strictly for testing and not recommended for production sites.

Where Can You Download It?

Download Joomla 5.0.0 Beta 1 here

To stay updated, you can also use the nightly build packages, which are updated daily.

What Are the Key Features?

The Joomla 5.0 Beta 1 includes a plethora of new features and improvements such as:

  • Scheduled tasks moved from system plugins to scheduler plugins
  • Improved Web Installer
  • Darkmode for Backend template
  • TinyMCE 6.7 Update
  • AVIF support for media manager
  • JSON document improvements

...and many more.

Upcoming Milestones

The final release of Joomla 5.0 is expected on 17th October 2023. However, these dates may change due to various factors.

Special Thanks

A heartfelt thank you to our Ukrainian CMS maintainer, Fedir Zinchuk, and Richard Fath for their invaluable contributions to this release.

How Can You Help?

Your participation is vital for the successful release of Joomla 5.0. We encourage you to test the beta release and report any issues you may encounter.

For more details, tutorials, and documentation about Joomla 5.0, visit the official Joomla 5.x documentation.

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