At the end of May, the Joomla world enjoyed JandBeyond. Normally, this is the big annual Joomla event that’s held in Europe. This year, it became a huge, online conference that ran for 24 hours. All the presentations were streamed on YouTube and you can now watch the all on the JandBeyond channel.

One presentation was particularly important: the Joomla team launched the beta version of Joomla 4!

Our team moved quickly and you can already add Joomla 4 sites to the Watchful dashboard.

The official announcement is on Joomla.org and you can watch the launch video below.

This presentation is by George Wilson from the Joomla 4 release lead. If you’re interested in Joomla’s future, this is definitely worth 30 minutes of your time. George is an awesome advocate for Joomla and gives you the big picture around this Joomla 4 release.

About the Joomla 4 Beta

Please remember that Joomla 4 is currently a beta release, and should only be used on test sites. Don’t launch your new project with Joomla 4 yet. However, you can download and test the beta today.

J4 Admin

How to Install Watchful in Joomla 4

I’m going to show you how to connect your Joomla 4 test site to Watchful.

  • To get started, download the beta version of the Joomla client:
  • Inside your Joomla 4 site, go to System in the admin menu.
  • Click Extensions in the “Install” box.
Install Joomla 4
  • Click on the Upload Package File tab.
  • Upload the beta version of the Watchful client.
Upload Joomla 4 Extension
  • You’ll now see the Watchful intro screen. Click the Add Site to Watchful button.
Installation Succesful Joomla 4
  • You will be taken to your Watchful dashboard and you can start managing your Joomla 4 site!
Joomla 4 Connected

What’s Next With Joomla 4 and Watchful?

From this point on, the Watchful team are committed to helping make Joomla 4 a great experience. We’ll be regularly updating Watchful to ensure we support Joomla 4 sites.

We don’t know for sure when Joomla 4 will be ready to use on live sites. But whenever that is, we do know that Watchful will be ready.

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