PWT ACL 4.0.0 released - Joomla 4 support

Tuesday, 17 August 2021

We are pleased to announce the availability of PWT ACL 4.0.0. This release is adding support for Joomla 4, which has been released today! 🎉 Besides compatibility for Joomla 4 we have also extended the PWT ACL diagnostic tool with support for the new Joomla workflows feature.

Joomla 4 compatibility

Joomla 4 compatibility

PWT ACL is fully compatible for Joomla 4. Not just only for the new interface of Joomla 4 but also for other ACL changes like new API permissions and new features like Joomla workflow. Any ACL permission with Joomla 4 can be configured within seconds via the easy clickable grid of PWT ACL.

Diagnostics support for Joomla workflows

Diagnostics support for Joomla workflows

We also extended the diagnostics tool of PWT ACL with new checks. We're checking if the assets for workflows, transitions and stages. All related to the new Joomla workflows feature. Any missing or incorrect asset will be fixed.

PWT ACL 4.0.0 for Joomla 3 and Joomla 4

This release of PWT ACL is compatible with Joomla 3 and Joomla 4, no separate installation packages required. If you run PWT ACL 4.0.0 on Joomla 3.10 you can migrate to Joomla 4.0 without any additional steps / upgrades for PWT ACL. You only want to run PWT ACL diagnostics after the migration to make sure all ACL assets are correct. 

Happy Birthday Joomla and thank you volunteers!

It's a big day for the Joomla project. Not only Joomla 4 is released after nine years of work, Joomla also celebrates its 16th birthday (with Joomla 4 as great present)! Happy Birthday Joomla and many thanks to all volunteers contributing to the Joomla project, especially those that worked on Joomla 4 past years. 

Changelog PWT ACL 4.0.0

+ -> Joomla! 4.0 compatibility
+ -> Add support for Joomla 4 workflows
+ -> Diagnotics tool checking for workflow asset issues (Joomla 4 only)
+ -> Diagnotics tool checking for transition asset issues (Joomla 4 only)
+ -> Diagnotics tool checking for stage asset issues (Joomla 4 only)

^ -> Display changed item label for diagnostic tool
^ -> Bigger action headers for permission grid

$ -> Provided translation updated, thanks translators! (see the Translations page)

Please find the entire changelog history on the downloads page of PWT ACL

How to update PWT ACL?

If you have an active subscription you can easily update PWT ACL via the Joomla-updater under Extensions -> Manage -> Update. To use this feature you need to set your "Download ID" in the PWT ACL component options. You can find your personal Download ID on your dashboard. Both the Watchful Download Key as Download ID will work. You can also download PWT ACL and install the package via the Joomla installer. 

PWT ACL Roadmap

The roadmap for PWT ACL is publicly available on the PWT ACL Roadmap page. You can vote on features to help us decide what the next steps are for our extension. Let us know if you're missing something on the roadmap, we're happy to receive your input and love to learn how we can improve our extension!


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Sander Potjer