In this blog post, we will share details on which Regular Labs extensions are already compatible with Joomla 4, and the roadmap of the other extensions that will be made compatible over the next few weeks/months.

As you might have heard, Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10 have been released!

Joomla 4 comes with plenty of improvements for accessibility, design, SEO, speed, media, workflows, and much more.

During the past months, we've been working on developing the Joomla 4 versions of the Regular Labs extensions.

However, not all Regular Labs Extensions are compatible with Joomla 4 yet (see roadmap below). For those, a message that "the extension is not compatible" will be displayed on the Joomla 4 dashboard.

So if your site depends on an extension that is not ready yet, we recommend you wait before upgrading your site to Joomla 4.

In this blog post, we will share details on which Regular Labs extensions are already compatible with Joomla 4, and the roadmap of the other extensions that will be made compatible over the next few weeks/months.

How to Upgrade Regular Labs Extensions to Joomla 4

Each Regular Labs extension - that will have Joomla 4 compatibility - will have a single package that works on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. The correct files will be installed from the same package depending on which version of Joomla you're using.

Some extensions will come with new features and improvements exclusive to Joomla 4, so we will have separate Documentation pages for the J3 and J4 versions.

This is the process to upgrade any of the Regular Labs Extensions:

  1. First, make sure that your Joomla 3 site is updated to the latest Joomla 3.10 release
  2. On Joomla 3.10, update all the installed Regular Labs Extensions to their latest version
  3. Upgrade your Joomla 3.10 site to Joomla 4
  4. Reinstall the latest versions of all the Regular Labs extensions. This will upgrade the extensions to their Joomla 4 counterpart (if available).

Regular Labs Extensions Ready for J4

The following is the list of Regular Labs already compatible with Joomla 4:

Released on August 14, 2021

  • Quick Index
  • ReReplacer*
  • Snippets
  • Sourcerer
  • What? Nothing!

*The Publishing Assignments feature of ReReplacer for Joomla 4 is not yet available. It will be added at a later date (early 2022?).

Released on August 30, 2021

  • DB Replacer
  • IP Login

Extensions Release Roadmap for J4:

This is the roadmap of when you can expect the other Regular Labs extensions to be compatible with Joomla 4.
The dates and order are a rough estimate and are susceptible to change.

Released by late 2021

  • Articles Anywhere*
  • Cache Cleaner
  • Modals
  • Sliders**
  • Tabs**
  • Regular Labs Extension Manager

* Articles Anywhere for Joomla 4 will come with tons of new features and improvements.
** Tabs and Sliders for Joomla 4 will be combined in one extension, called "Tabs & Accordions".

Near release, we will be making a dedicated tutorial on everything that is new/changed in these extensions.

Released by early 2022

  • Advanced Module Manager
  • Articles Field
  • Better Preview
  • CDN for Joomla!
  • Conditional Content
  • GeoIP
  • Modules Anywhere

Released by mid 2022

  • Content Templater
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Tooltips

May not have a Joomla 4 version (Low priority)

The following extensions have low priority for us due to lack of demand, or due to their features now mostly being in Joomla 4 core.

So these extensions may not come to Joomla 4, or may come in late 2022:

  • Add to Menu
  • Advanced Template Manager
  • Better Trash
  • Components Anywhere
  • Dummy Content
  • Email Protector*
  • Simple User Notes

* The Email Cloaking plugin in Joomla 4 is a lot better than in Joomla 3, making Email Protector pretty much redundant.

When Should You Plan on Using Joomla 4?

As noted earlier, if your site depends on extensions that are not ready yet, we recommend you wait before upgrading your site to Joomla 4.

See what our friends at OSTraining say about this:

Joomla 3 Support

We will still support the Joomla 3 versions of our extensions until the J3 officially End of Life on August 17th, 2023.

No new features will be implemented in the Joomla 3 version of the extensions from now on. But we will continue to support them, fix any bugs, and make sure they keep working correctly on Joomla 3.10 until its End of Life.