Should I upgrade to Joomla 3.5? [quick advice]

According to our sources in Joomla Production Leadership Team a new version of Joomla will be released on Mar 16, 2016. On Mar 10, 2016 Joomla 3.5 Release Candidate has been published which is a final step before releasing a new version.

What’s new in Joomla 3.5?

Joomla 3.5 supports PHP 7 which will give your website a huge performance boost. We have tested it ourselves and the page loading time decreased by 30-50%. Additionally there are quite a few bug fixes implemented. Here are the full release notes.

Are extensions ready for Joomla 3.5?

We have tested the most popular extensions that are used on websites connected to Perfect Dashboard and most of them seems to work fine with the new version. And extension developers still have one week to fix potential bugs. Additionally, we have checked all Perfect Web Extensions and they are fully compatible with Joomla 3.5.

Should I upgrade managed websites?

This is not a security release, but I advice you to upgrade mostly because of performance improvements and bug fixes. If you manage websites for others, I also advice you to check your agreements, because it’s likely that you are responsible to perform upgrade, unless you explicitly excluded it.

How to upgrade to Joomla 3.5?

If you are running Joomla 3.X there will be one-click upgrade provided. Otherwise, you need to migrate to Joomla 3.X first. Don’t forget to back up prior to the upgrade. You can also consult our ultimate Joomla Update Guide.

What is the easiest way to upgrade to Joomla 3.5?

You can also save your time on upgrading and use for free our website management tool - Perfect Dashboard. This way we will take care of doing backup before the upgrade and will perform tests after the upgrade to point out possible display errors on the website.

No matter how you will upgrade your websites I wish you a trouble free upgrade. If you need help you can always join our Facebook group to share tips & tricks with other web administrators.