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Here is a summary of changes in each release of EasyLayouts

We are thrilled to announce the release of version 1.4.x of EasyLayouts - this is first full release for Joomla 4.

If you are upgrading your site to Joomla 4 and are already using the EasyLayouts 1.3 series you should install version 1.3.3+ before upgrading to Joomla 4. EasyLayouts will be disabled in Joomla 4 until you upgrade to version 1.4.x

Here is a summary of changes in each release of EasyLayouts

Version 1.4.4

Date Released : 30 October 2022


  • Remove print, print preview and email article icons from output options (pending implementing our own version) since Joomla 4 no longer supports these
  • Trap for occasional combined fields table permissions issue to warn user that the database user has insufficient privileges if needed
  • Tag list layout support and individual tag layout within this
  • Switch default layouts for newly created to bootstrap 5
  • New option to hide out of publish date range in frontend even for event editors/publishers
  • Fixed single article layout module (was throwing data model error)
  • Joomla 4 fixes for eldownload field
  • Add option to skip token checks for eldownload field (not generally recommended)

Version 1.4.3

Date Released : 29 September 2022


  • Add support for category custom fields in content layouts
  • Add support for tag list component views
  • Add support for popular tags module
  • Add default layout for EasyLayouts filter module
  • Add additional class options for submit and reset buttons in EasyLayouts filter module
  • Fix for articles category module not respecting EasyLayouts in Joomla 4 (was missing bootstrap 5 output options)
  • Fix for managed location field type in Joomla 4

Version 1.4.2

Date Released : 12 September 2022


  • Fix for category blog ordering by custom field config in Joomla 4
  • Fix for reflection examination of system plugins sometimes being given an array
  • Full fix for pagination and ordering of els filtered category blog views
  • Category model fix for Joomla 4 for filtering category items
  • Fix for article editing layout
  • Formatted output for custom fields so you can created sophisticated HTML outputs with the value e.g. tel:  type links of scaled imagesn etc.
  • Fix for module display without a layout in Joomla 4 due to change in publish_up/_down fields
  • Fix for author custom field output

Version 1.4.1

Date Released : 3 August 2022


  • Fix for missing ucm table in some Joomla 4 installations
  • Fix for showons not working on "new layout" creation page
  • Fix for Joomla reporting DB errors (was missing a space in SQL declaration that didn't affect MySQL but did affect Joomla interpretation)
  • Missing ArticleModel declaration in Joomla 4
  • Fix for tags layout in Joomla 4
  • Fix for pagination links not appearing in single article view

Version 1.4.0

Date Released : 4 July 2022


  • Joomla 4 compatibility
  • Changes and functionality inherited from the 1.3 series of EasyLayouts