Joomla April 2017 Round-Up

Written by | 29 March 2017 | Published in 2017 April
It's April and the change of the season brings great news for the Joomla Community. In this article, we will highlight some points of interest for our readers. JaB'17 awardees have been announced, Joomla! 3.x series is coming to an end and Joomla! 3.7 Beta 4 has been released, bringing some great and cool new features.

JET Recipients for JaB17 Announced!

The Joomla Event Travel Programme (JET) announced the 9 members from the worldwide Joomla community who will attend JandBeyond from the 2nd to 4th June 2017 in Krakow, Poland.

Tomasz Arkadiusz Narloch (Poland),  Klas Berlic (Slovenia), Harald Leithner (Austria), Yair Lahav (Isreal), Matias Aguirre (Spain), Benjamin Trenkle (Germany), Allon Moritz (Switzerland), Duke Speer (USA), Joe Campbell (USA).

Due to Visa issues at JWC meaning that they could not attend, JET has also brought the following awards forward: Osbert Mwijuke (Uganda), Fred Abuyanga (Uganda), Justine Abunyanga Ayebale (Uganda) and Mbugua Joel Njoroge (Kenya).

Congratulations to all recipients and JCM wishes you a have a great experience at JaB'17.

More details can be found at

Joomla! 3 Retiring as Joomla! 4 Comes to Life

Joomla! 3.7 is to be released in a few weeks. And around three months later, Joomla! 3.8 will be released, finalising the new routing system. After that, Joomla! 3.9 will be released in conjunction with 4.0 and will include API backports to ensure a smooth migration between the two major series. 

Joomla! 3.9 will be the final releas of the 3.x series and will be supported for a period of two years once it is released.

More details can be found at

Joomla! 3.7.0 Beta4 Released

Many people have been working on fixing and testing lots of small bugs to make the new features more stable and robust. Although the stability of a RC has not been reached yet, developers believe they are very close to it. There is a good chance that the Release Candidate version is available over the next week. 

We encourage you to have fun testing the Joomla 3.7 beta 4 release, which can be found at

Test and submit your findings to the Joomla! Issue Tracker.

As usual, do not upgrade any of your production sites to this beta version, which is intended for testing only.

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Helvecio da Silva

Helvecio da Silva

Graphic and web designer, I use Joomla since 2005. Currently based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I run my own design studio - HLVC Design - as a consultant in web and graphic design, Joomla, Wordpress, Online Social Media and Online Marketing. Passionate about my work and Joomla, I'm always eager to find more and more about the system and share my knowledge with the community. Visit my profile at
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Designer Gráfico e Web, uso Joomla desde 2005. Atualmente baseado no Rio de Janeiro, trabalho em meu próprio estúdio - HLVC Design - onde atuo como designer para web e gráfico, consultor em Joomla, Wordpress, Midias Sociais e Marketing Online. Minha paixão em aprender me leva a sempre conhecer mais a fundo o sistema e a compartilhar o que sei com a comunidade. Visite meu perfil em