What Jahia 8 means to you!

Jahia 8 offers simplicity of use for digital marketers, designers, and content authors while retaining the power of the underlying platform. Developers can take advantage of new React interfaces that make it easier than ever to extend Jahia's default interfaces with customizations required for individual use cases. System administrators will benefit from infrastructure updates and Docker product images. 

In parallel, new add-ons and updates to modules have been made across the application ecosystem including:

  • jExperience & jCustomer (powered by Unomi) has been updated to version 1.5.1 with support for Elasticsearch 7.x and improvements to profile events for use with StackConnect
  • Jahia StackConnect for Jahia 8 offers a no-code method of automating processes based on visitor interactions with your websites and applications and provides a simple way to aggregate visitor data to enrich profiles and improve content personalization.
  • Augmented Search based on ElasticSearch 7.x offers a GraphQL API and sample user interface to help you deliver search capabilities that help your visitors find the right content fast.
  • SiteImprove integration provides you with another stackable solution component, integrated directly into the Jahia interface, to help your content authors with SEO, accessibility, and readability.

We're quite proud of Jahia 8! Check it out!



When should existing customers move to Jahia 8?

For everyone

Whether working on new or existing projects, you can always try out Jahia 8 through our Free Cloud Trial environment, we welcome you to take advantage of this opportunity to get hands on with Jahia 8 and give your users a head start on learning the new interfaces. Guided tours and new tutorials are available to support you.

For new projects

New projects are a great opportunity to get started with Jahia 8. Start your new project with this new version and take full advantage of the updates.

For existing deployments

For existing projects that are already deployed we recommend that you treat your move to Jahia 8 as a MIGRATION project.

Jahia 8 contains a number of changes to the technology framework, supported environments, and module ecosystem (applications, extensions, and templates). We've created a comprehensive migration guide as well as a migration assistance module to help you assess the scope of what Jahia 8 means to you. Some work will be required to update modules and verify that template sets work well with the new Content Editor. For users of jExperience and jCustomer (Unomi), Jahia 8 requires the latest version 1.5.x based on ElasticSearch 7.x. 

Please review our documentation and consider all the components in your ecosystem as you plan your path forward.