It has been five long years since we last saw a major update for Joomla. It is fair to say that Joomla 3 has not aged well, but taking inspiration from WordPress, the content management system (CMS) is gearing up for a brand new release - Joomla 4. With release looming on the horizon, we’re here to bring you a first look at the open-source CMS’ update.
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Speed is one of the most important factors to internet users. No matter the quality of your WordPress blog’s content, a sluggish experience is a sure-fire way to ensure that a user does not return once they leave. The list of optimizations that you can make is a long one, yet in spite of the advantages, optimizing your WordPress website can feel like a chore. And that is where WP Speed of Light comes in.
WordPress 4.9 is almost upon us! The new upgrade brings us ever closer to version 5.0, with all the novelties that it will bring, including Gutenberg. WordPress 4.9 is an important stepping stone that is currently still in beta, but we have taken a peek under the hood so you do not have to, so let’s dive in!
If you’re anything like us, you probably have files scattered across different devices. Moreover, you might also use a cloud service, such as OneDrive, to share files with your Joomla! collaborators. Whereas before you had to bring files over from OneDrive into your Joomla! blog, Dropfiles is now making that a thing of the past.
In recent times, we have been rolling out updates to WordPress that allow you to access all your OneDrive files straight from WordPress and from WP Media Folder. Now, JoomUnited’s latest offering also brings the cloud directly to Joomla! thanks to DropFiles.
Times are changing for WordPress, and soon you will wake up with the brand new, upcoming WordPress 5.0. Among the slew of new features shipping with WordPress is a reimagined integral part of any WordPress website - the editor.
Gutenberg, an open-source rich-text editor and an alternative to WordPress’ own editor, will now ship by default with the major update to your blog. As an open-source plugin, Gutenberg is not only robust, but also feature-rich.
Whether columns or ready-made templates, DropEditor for Joomla! lets you customize your articles and pages to your heart’s content. These endless possibilities help you tell a great story in the best way possible, but it can be easy to forget the bigger picture - the content itself.
Here’s the deal:
If your website takes more than 3 seconds to load…
… most of your visitors will leave and never come back.
If you want people to read your content and buy what you are selling, you will need to improve your website’s speed.
A faster-loading website means:
- More traffic from Google
- Lower bounce rate
- Better conversion rate
- More sales
You’ve probably used Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive or another cloud service to host your images, videos and other files. When managing your WordPress website, looking for files scattered on different services can be a tedious task. This is the reason why WP File Download has previously introduced Google Drive and Dropbox integration with WordPress, but that is not the end of it!
When you’re creating content on Joomla!, it’s important to have all the right tools at your fingertips. DropEditor is a powerful Joomla! extension that makes it possible to customize the layout of articles and pages, among other tools. The new version of DropEditor builds on previous iterations, making for an ever-growing toolbox to satisfy your needs.