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JomSocial 4.2 Is Here!

After two betas and one release candidate, we are thrilled to announce the immediate release of JomSocial 4.2. If you’ve already been playing with it, you’ll know how awesome it is. If you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to be blown away.

It’s ready to be installed on production sites and is fully supported.

For the complete list of changes since RC1 visit the changelog page.

What’s new?

In our previous blog posts we wrote about all the new features and improvements that are shipped with JomSocial 4.2:

  • Email digest for inactive users.
  • Embedly cards support.
  • Emoji support (requires minimum MySQL 5.5.3).
  • GIF animation posts in stream (requires imagemagick).
  • Custom profile fields moderation on front-end.
  • Exclusive Joomla 3 support. We recommend Joomla 3.5; Joomla 2.5 is no longer supported.
  • PHP 7 compatibility.
  • New troubleshooting tools to clean up your unused data.
  • Birthdate field improvements with the option to hide the year.
  • Improvements to system albums.
  • Amazing integration with Guru

What’s Next?

We’ve smiled, slapped backs and celebrated… and we’re already hard at work on version 4.3. This will bring the long overdue ACL system in JomSocial core. You can also expect regular updates to the JomSocial 4.2 base.

How To Download JomSocial 4.2

Log in to your account at the JomSocial website and download the latest package. Unzip the package to find the JomSocial 4.2 installation file or iJoomla Installer.

How To Upgrade To JomSocial 4.2

Before upgrading, create a full backup of your site and make sure that the backup is working. We recommend using free version of Akeeba Backup.

1. To upgrade with iJoomla installer (recommended):

Navigate to the iJoomla Installer component and click the red "Upgrade" button. Instructions for this method can be found here. Note that the version number in the document may differ from the current version but the upgrade process will be the same.

2. To upgrade by installing the package:

  • From any JomSocial version 4.1.x - Simply install JomSocial 4.2 on top of the old version.
  • From JomSocial 4.0.x or older - Perform a tier upgrade.

3. Patch upgrade is not available:

Unfortunately, we cannot provide patch files for upgrades between major versions as database changes need to apply. This is only possible through the Joomla extension manager installation process.

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