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Joomla 3.8 Released

Joomla 3.8 is Out

Joomla just released another version on 9-19-2017. It’s a security and feature release. Since a couple of security issues have been resolved, we’re considering this a security fix and we recommend all Joomla website owners have this upgrade done.

This new release features over 300 improvements to Joomla!, with two primary major features aimed at developers: the new routing system and the beginning of a forward compatibility layer with Joomla! 4.0. Additionally, two security issues have been resolved.

Joomla! 3.8.0 Release (joomla.org)

What’s in 3.8?

Here are some of the new features:

New Routing System - The new routing system gives users more control over their URL structure, including the often requested ability to remove IDs from URLs

Joomla! 4 Compatibility Layer - The development of Joomla! 4 has made some changes in how the core code is structured by migrating classes to use PHP namespaces. Joomla! 3.8 includes a mapping layer to allow developers to use the older class names while being able to take advantage of the new class name structure.

Improved Sample Data Installation - It is now possible to install sample data within your site backend after finishing the installation process, allows users to create their own generic data sets or extension developers to provide easy-to-install sample data for their extensions

Sodium Encryption Support - PHP 7.2 introduces the new sodium extension for processing encrypted data, through a polyfill of this library Joomla! 3.8 makes this new API available for all of our users even before they upgrade to PHP 7.2

Security Issues Fixed

-Core - Information Disclosure in LDAP Authentication Plugin (affecting Joomla 1.5.0 - 3.7.5)
-Core - Information Disclosure in com_content Archived Articles Model (affecting Joomla 3.7.0 - 3.7.5)

The previous release was on August 18, 2017.

Our Website Maintenance Department will be in contact with our clients regarding this upgrade. If you need this upgrade done on your website, please contact us.

Thank you,
-Tony

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