Joomla 5.1 update

Joomla 5.1.0 and Joomla 4.4.4 are here!

Let’s celebrate! Today is an important day for the Joomla! Project. We’re celebrating six months of hard work by our volunteers, who had the vision to produce a new minor version. Today, we are proud to announce the release of our new minor version, Joomla 5.1, alongside Joomla 4.4.4,

What is Joomla 5.1?

Joomla 5.1 is a minor version. We’re bringing plenty of new features, security and code improvements and increased speed with those improvements.

Whether you’re an individual, blogger, charity, web agency or multinational, Joomla is a great choice for you!

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What new features are in Joomla 5.1?

  • Implement TUF updater (#42799)
  • Heavily improve dark mode (#42986)
  • Implement backend dark mode switch (#42221)
  • Implement a Welcome Tour (#41659)
  • SEO: Add trailing slash behaviour (#42702)
  • SEO: Improve URL behaviour with index.php (#42704)
  • Adding notice to global configuration for additional options in SEF plugin (#42832)
  • Update Jooa11y Accessibility Checker Plugin with latest Sa11y (#42780)
  • Improve Guided Tours with new features for required field handling and support for checkbox / radio / select lists as target (#40994)
  • Add regex validation for fields (#42657)
  • Add Generic type (#42699)
  • Add Article type (#42402)
  • Allow custom fields form be manipulates like category form (#42510)
  • Replace bootstrap modal with new dialog in backend for
  • Add main region and better support for modules in Cassiopeia error page (#42719)
  • Joomla Update: Improving error handling when writing files (#41096)
  • Update FontAwesome to 6.5.1 (#42721)
  • Update TinyMCE to 6.8.3 (#42930)
  • Strip attributes from images in HTML mails (#42448)
  • Change type of field "value" in table #_fields_values from text to mediumtext (#42606)
  • Add support for subcategory levels in contacts category view (#41618)
  • Add “New Article” button to blog view (#39506)
  • CLI Improvements
    • Add command to manage Joomla core update channels (#42597)
    • Renaming and improving output of core:update:check (#42594)
    • Improve output of Core Update command (#42601)
    • Update:extension:check command (#42844)
    • maintenance database update db structure (42568)
  • Module conversion to service provider
  • Add toolbar buttons in language installation toolbar to go directly to language management views (#42610)
  • Improve long description output for templates (#42651)
  • Add possibility to sort subform rows with buttons "up" and "down" (#42334)
  • Add rebuild button in Tags (#42586)
  • Improve uninstall of package children extension (#42607)
  • Improve webservices filter (#42519)
  • Improve webservice event classes (#42092)
  • Use generic icon for documents in media manager (#42527)
  • Rewrite com_associations in vanilla JS (#42771)
  • Implementing Event classes for PageCache events (#41965)
  • Fix actionlogs information emails containing HTML links (#40033)
  • Load plugin group when executing batch tasks (#39013)
  • Add Global Setting for Form Layout option to custom fields (#37320)
  • Add SVG support to mod_banners (#41854)
  • Several JS improvements (#42756, #42755, #42776, #42784)
  • Update Code style fixer (#42603)
  • Unit test for WebAsset (#42885)

What about Joomla 4.4.4?

Joomla 4.4.4 has no new features. However, you are required to upgrade from Joomla 4.x to Joomla 5.x
It contains updates to allow for a smoother upgrade path but no new features.

Who is Joomla! for?

Web agencies, large and small companies, online shops, bloggers, communities, and all kinds of organisations (for example, NGOs, schools, charities and governments) all use Joomla as their preferred CMS.

Joomla is written by committed volunteers. Many of those volunteers use it in their everyday web design, building and hosting. So, unlike many other systems, Joomla is built by those using it on a daily basis. That is reflected in its secure, robust nature.

Is there help for extension developers with Joomla 5?

Yes, a growing manual is aimed at those who code and maintain their extensions. The manual can be found at and is a growing work to help developers get ahead of any changes.

How can you help develop Joomla?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla. It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or a user of Joomla. You can join the community on Mattermost and look through the teams to join, or if you are ready, you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad and the CMS Release Team are some of the most active teams in the CMS development process and are always looking for people (not just developers) who can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It is a great way to increase your working knowledge of the Joomla code base and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The Project also wants to thank all the contributors who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in the Joomla CMS and Framework.