Joomla! 3.5 Released

Joomla! 3.5 Released – An Update with Nearly 3-Dozen New Features

March 30, 2016

For all Joomla! fans across the globe, here’s an interesting news for you. The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team officially announced the release Joomla 3.5 with support for PHP 7 and approximately three dozen new features. According to the company, the latest iteration is designed to offer an improved experience for both developers and administrators. Furthermore, according to them, the support for PHP 7 will significantly increase the website speed.

Here are the Top Features of Joomla 3.5

1.      Support for PHP 7? What Does that Mean?

Well, PHP 7 is the latest and the smartest version of the PHP engine. As we know, Joomla is built on PHP and MySQL, the support for PHP 7 certainly will make website’s faster. Joomla 3.5 is the first Joomla version to fully support PHP 7. This has done wonders for Joomla, the team saying that Joomla 3.5 on PHP 7 is twice as fast, and also consumes half the memory used by previous versions.

2.      Joomla! 3.5 with New Email Update Notification

This is the second most impressive feature added to Joomla in version 3.5. Joomla 3.5 with new email update notification plugin periodically checks for available Joomla! updates & bug fixes, then emails administrators to notify them. Some older versions of Joomla may contain an update manager, but the absence of “Emailing” options proved them worthless. Webmasters interested in security updates will definitely love this feature.

3.      New statistics module

Along with the above mentioned features, there are plenty of other interesting features in Joomla 3.5 that you need to know about. The third most interesting feature is the new statistics built-in module that gathers data about each site, anonymizes it, and then delivers it to Joomla project’s servers.

According to the Joomla team, it will use this data to collect more precise information on how its users deploy the CMS, on what type of servers, with what type of database, and all the stuff that helps Joomla developers adapt and optimize their CMS to the environment most people use it in. All the collected data will be publicly available, and everyone can check it at

4.      Drag-and-Drop Images

Furthermore, Joomla 3.5 now supports drag-and-drop image embedding, article counts, and a special feature that allows a user to download his own site’s system & environment information, useful when debugging.

In addition to the features mentioned above, other highlights of the 3.5 release include:

  • Download system & environment information
  • Ability to add a user CSS file to Protostar
  • Added site and admin links to module user
  • Article counts
  • Random category blog and list order
  • Editor Buttons added to the Toolbar

To have a full list of the features please visit our GitHub Repository.

To download Joomla! 3.5.0 (Full Package), please visit

Contact a Joomla Development Company

If your business website is built on Joomla, then this is the time to contact a Joomla Development Company or hire Joomla Developers who can help you integrate this new update.


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