Joomla! 3.8.1

We are happy to announce that all our Joomla! templates are upgraded to the latest Joomla! 3.8.1 successfully. If you are starting your web project today, it's strongly recommended to re-download template package from our repository before you installation.

As we mentioned in our previous post, there was a bug in Joomla! 3.8.0 which prevented some of the images (including logo image) to display on high density (retina) screens. It's fixed now, so you are safe to upgrade your site or re-download template and install HotStart packaged that's already based on the latest Joomla! 3.8.1.

Let's mention new features in Joomla! 3.8.1. There are no major changes that you will notice in Joomla!'s backend. Actually, the changes are "under the hood", in Joomla!'s core code. The most important new feature is new router (piece of CMS that deals with URLs). It will finally allow us to remove article IDs from the URLs of our Joomla! pages. However, seems like this feature is not 100% ready for production use. You can enable in though in Content > Articles > Options > Integration page. When you get there, you will see a new option: URL Routing. If you select Experimental option, you would start using new Joomla! router. However, as I mentioned before, it's still not recommended for production sites. Anyway, you can experiment with this new option and report any bugs that you encounter.