Are you ready for a whole new level of web development and content management? Joomla, one of the most trusted and versatile open-source content management systems, is stepping into the spotlight with the release of Joomla 5. This exciting upgrade promises to bring a host of benefits that will delight both seasoned developers and newcomers to the world of website management.

Let's dive into the advantages that Joomla 5 has in store for you:

  1. Performance Boost: Speed and performance are crucial in today's digital landscape. Joomla 5 brings significant performance enhancements, ensuring that your websites load faster, which is not only user-friendly but also favored by search engines for better SEO rankings.
  2. Mobile-First Approach: With the majority of internet traffic coming from mobile devices, Joomla 5 adopts a mobile-first approach. Responsive design and mobile optimization are at the forefront, ensuring your website looks and functions flawlessly on any device.

  3. Security Reinforcements: Security is a top priority for Joomla, and version 5 takes it up a notch. The system has been fortified with advanced security features and updates, giving you peace of mind that your website and data are safe from potential threats.

  4. SEO-Friendly: Joomla 5 is committed to helping you improve your website's search engine ranking. It offers better SEO tools and features that enable you to optimize your site for better visibility in search results.

  5. Versatile Customization: Joomla has always been known for its flexibility, and version 5 is no exception. You can customize your website's look and functionality to a remarkable extent, ensuring your web project aligns perfectly with your vision.

  6. Integration and Compatibility: Joomla 5 seamlessly integrates with a wide range of third-party extensions, making it easy to add features and functionalities to your website. Plus, it's compatible with the latest PHP versions, ensuring it stays up-to-date with modern technology.

  7. Strong Community and Support: Joomla has a vibrant and supportive community that's always ready to assist you. The release of Joomla 5 will only further strengthen this community, providing a wealth of resources, forums, and expert advice.

  8. Future-Proofing: By adopting Joomla 5, you're investing in the future of web development. The platform continues to evolve, and its commitment to innovation ensures you'll stay ahead of the curve.

Joomla 5 promises to deliver a remarkable user experience, enhanced performance, and the tools you need to create and manage stunning websites. With its focus on security, mobile optimization, and flexibility, it's a compelling choice for those looking to harness the full potential of the web.

What about my current Joomla site?

interGen clients who have already completed a Joomla 4 migration will be updated to Joomla 5 at no additional cost. That upgrade will happen as soon as we get word from the developers that all the extensions on your site are compatible with Joomla 5.  We'll send you a note to let you know as soon as that happens.  

interGen clients who have already approved a Joomla 4 migration will updated to Joomla 5 at no additional cost as well.  If the extensions on your site are already compatible with Joomla 5, we'll skip right over Joomla 4 and take your site right to Joomla 5 when we do the migration.  As soon as we complete your migration, we'll let you know whether it was to Joomla 4 or to Joomla 5.    If we can't skip right to Joomla 5, we'll let you know as soon as the extension developers have a Joomla 5 version ready and upgrade at that time.  Again, we'll send you a note to let you know when that upgrade happens.  

interGen clients who have not yet approved a Joomla 4 migration:  Now is the time!  All migrations will need to be approved by August 2024 to keep your site secure and up and running.  Once we hear from you on your migration approval, we'll be sure to let you know about the timeline for Joomla 5 as well.  

If you are not a current interGen client, but would like the assistance of experienced developers with Joomla! Certifications, we'd love to talk to you!  Whether you have additional questions, are ready to talk about beginning the Joomla 4 or 5 migration process for your website, or would like suggestions about how your website can better work for you, we look forward to connecting with you.