Results from the WordPress Annual Survey, Joomla Releases 4 Beta 5 and More Open Source News

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For years, WordPress users and enthusiasts have conducted an annual survey to give their opinion on the platform. The results have served as a guide for the platform and show users that they understand where the community is headed. WordPress recently released the results of its survey for 2019 and is collecting data for the next one. So you can also take part in the survey for 2020.

This year’s results show that WP continues to be the leading open source CMS, largely because it’s the CMS that most people are familiar with by default and where they can find more community support. On the other hand, users also report increasing frustration with updates and the Gutenberg editor.

Joomla 4 Beta 5 is open to testers

The Joomla Project announced the availability of Joomla 4 Beta 5. Users are now invited to install and test the new version to see what can be done and improved in the upcoming version.

Among the differences between Beta 4 and Beta 5, we can see that the “Control Panel” is now called “Home Dashboard” and fixes bugs in some Joomla 3 plugins, doc block updates and over 200 bugs fixed thanks to the community were.

If you want to become a tester, join Joomla 4 Beta 5.

SEOSamba announces new version

SeoSamba announced SeoToaster Ecommerce v3.2, a new version of its ecommerce platform that includes an improved shopping cart system as well as offline sales, connected catalogs and new integrations. The company also announced that SeoToaster Ultimate CRM is now available for mobile devices.

Concrete5 receives award

Similarly, Concrete5 announced that it was recognized as a champion in the Web Experience Management 2020 Emotional Footprint report by Software Reviews. The award is based on the ratings of the emotional reaction for both the supplier-customer relationship and product effectiveness. You can read more about their announcement on their homepage.

More open source news

Drupal invites business users to share their vision for the Drupal Business Survey 2020. The survey aims to gather information from companies and agency executives about the future of Drupal and the impact COVID-19 will have on their businesses in 2020. Take the 2020 survey and share your thoughts.

The Typo 3 Association met for their third annual retreat to review the state of the company in 2020 and plan for the future. Among the main topics they covered during the meeting we find changes to membership types, improvements in relationship management and a new Slack channel for members of the TYPO3 community. If you want to find out more about what happened during the meeting, read the TYPO3 board report.

Finally, Liferay announces that Liferay Commerce 3.0 is available to users. Commerce is fully compatible with Liferay DXP 7.3 and includes improved subscription management and an update to the administrator’s user experience to make daily work easier.

April 30, 2021