VERSION 3.0 IS COMING!

Joomla CMS Version 3.0 is planned for release in September. In case you missed it, we decided to move the CMS releases to September and March (instead of January and July), hence the September release date. Version 3.1 will follow in March 2013, with version 3.5 in September 2013.

Version 3.0 is our first major release under the time-based release cycle adopted in January 2011. As such it represents an exciting challenge for the community and the leadership -- can we roll out a major release on a predictable time schedule?

Also, there is a very important point to keep in mind: version 3.0 is not for everyone. Joomla 2.5 is the long-term-support (LTS) release, and most production sites now running 2.5 will likely want to stay on 2.5 until version 3.5 is available in September 2013. Version 3.0 is part of the standard support (STS) cycle (along with 3.1) and is for people who need the new features or who just like to be on the leading edge. All users of 3.0 will be expected to update to 3.1 and 3.5 when they are released.

What new features will be in version 3.0?

Of course the answer depends on which new features are ready in time for the release. So we won't know for sure until we are much closer to the release date. For this reason, nothing discussed here is guaranteed. Don't get mad at the author if things don't turn out as expected!

To read the rest of the article, please visit this page at Joomla.org.

VERSION 3.0 IS COMING!
Written by Mark Dexter   
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 20:24

Joomla CMS Version 3.0 is planned for release in September. In case you missed it, we decided to move the CMS releases to September and March (instead of January and July), hence the September release date. Version 3.1 will follow in March 2013, with version 3.5 in September 2013.

Version 3.0 is our first major release under the time-based release cycle adopted in January 2011. As such it represents an exciting challenge for the community and the leadership -- can we roll out a major release on a predictable time schedule?

Also, there is a very important point to keep in mind: version 3.0 is not for everyone. Joomla 2.5 is the long-term-support (LTS) release, and most production sites now running 2.5 will likely want to stay on 2.5 until version 3.5 is available in September 2013. Version 3.0 is part of the standard support (STS) cycle (along with 3.1) and is for people who need the new features or who just like to be on the leading edge. All users of 3.0 will be expected to update to 3.1 and 3.5 when they are released.

What new features will be in version 3.0?

Of course the answer depends on which new features are ready in time for the release. So we won’t know for sure until we are much closer to the release date. For this reason, nothing discussed here is guaranteed. Don’t get mad at the author if things don’t turn out as expected!

Web Design Packages

Specially designed to meet the needs of small businesses, our Joomla-based Web Design Packages will get your business web presence off on the right foot.

Browse Website Packages

SEO Services

Increase your site's visibility and traffic with help from our SEO experts. From website analysis to keyword research, we can cover all of your SEO Needs.

Browse SEO Packages

Custom Web Design Options

Need some custom functionality or an e-commerce site? View our wide variety of custom options, and get a free quote. Just fill out our convenient form.

Browse Custom Options

Website Maintenance Packages

Take the hassle out of maintaining your websites, and let us do it for you! We have a wide variety of options to choose from, to fit your specific needs.

Browse Maintenance Packages