Released on: Friday, 05 February 2021 05:56
Joomla 4 improvements. We applied necessary changes in our code to support Joomla 4 beta 7. Along with that came a few unexpected but welcome improvements. Labels in the tabbed interface elements are more legible. Custom selects are now rendered as native selects. Checkboxes are rendered as native checkboxes. Long lists and multiselect lists are back into using Chosen for easier item selection.
Darker Dark Mode. Our Dark Mode was intentionally designed to be somewhat bright. This had two side-effects. On one hand it was brighter than the dark templates most people would use. Moreover, the contrast between the background and the text was inadequate for people with vision-related disabilities. Considering that Dark Mode is (also) an accessibility feature we addressed this concern.
Removed the recommended PHP version. This has been a source of confusion. The recommended PHP version was placed in the code manually when a new version was finalised, which would typically be two to three weeks before it's released. The previous version released in early January was finalised between around December 3rd, before PHP 7.3 entered its final ‘security fixes only’ support phase. This led to the discrepancy of our software warning you that PHP 7.3 is getting old in the tooth and needs to be upgraded but also saying that the recommended version if 7.3. Since the PHP version warning is time-based, using the official PHP supported versions timeline dates, we decided to remove the recommended versions altogether from these messages and replace them with a note in our Compatibility page that you should always use the latest version of a currently supported PHP branch which is marked as being in ‘active development’.
Bug fixes and minor improvements. Please take a look at the CHANGELOG below.
Please consult our Compatibility page to see which PHP and CMS versions are supported by each version of our software. This page is generated from the metadata attached to each version as it is released on our site.