As promised, we are making an announcement today about the future of Fabrik. We thought we would have a solid plan to let everyone know about today, but we are still waiting on a couple of items to make a definitive announcement.

Obviously, we would love to see Fabrik live on into Joomla 4, but we simply do not have a large enough team to take on the Fabrik 4 rebuild. We only have one developer that can work on Fabrik, and quite honestly, after over a decade of working on Fabrik, he is burned out and simply not interested in working on Fabrik any more, prefering to focus on new technology stacks. We did engage another developer part time during the J4 alpha stages, but after 6 months of J4 moving goal posts rendering that work useless, we decided to wait until things got more stable. Then the pandemic hit, what little revenue Fabrik was generating dried up entirely, and we didn’t have time or money to put into the Fabrik 4 branch. Our best estimation is that it would take a dedicated developer a year of full time effort.

So, we have been talking to many companies, mainly Joomla extension development companies, looking for the right team to take over the project and continue the Fabrik 4 for J4 rebuild. Unfortunately, we have had no luck yet, most Joomla companies are struggling to get their own extensions to Joomla and are hard pressed to spend money or resources on anymore Joomla development. We do have a couple of more companies that we are waiting on a final decision from, so we will have another update when we have more data. We also have a lovely channel of long term Fabrik users that have been a pleasure to work with and we have reached out to them as well to see if there was interest with any of them. If you are a company or team of developers that would be interested, please let us know, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fabrik is and always has been open source. So, anyone is free to fork the project, and we have always encouraged people to do so, and they have over 400 times. We don’t have a large community, since Fabrik is rather niche, but we do have a great community and we do hope that we can find a team to move Fabrik to J4 for them. And, regardless, we will keep the project supported for J3 until it is end of life in August 2023.

Sincerely,
Media A-Team

Fabrik 3.10 Released

Joomla 3.10 and the long awaited Joomla 4 were released today. While we are not able to support Joomla 4 yet, we do have a new version of Fabrik available today. Fabrik 3.10 has many new enhancements since our last release. You can update Fabrik safely on Joomla 3.8 & 3.9 and it is required for running in Joomla 3.10. You can download Fabrik 3.10 on the downloads page, or you can visit our GitHub page and download for a manual install.

NOTE: We will release more information about Joomla 4 support soon, but at this moment you cannot run Fabrik in Joomla 4, please wait to update. Actually, we recommend waiting to update to Joomla 4 once all the extensions you use have been upgraded to work with J4.

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Fabrik 3.9.1 Released

Fabrik 3.9.1 is a security release and is now available for download.

NOTE: Since this release contains a security patch, so we highly recommend updating to this version. But, please read through all of this post before updating.

NOTE: This update changes the default list date element to jdate to match Joomla's new date. You will need to publish the jdate element when you update if you were not already using it. (See instructions below.) 

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Fabrik 3.9 Released

Fabrik 3.9 is now available for download and is fully compatible with the newly released Joomla 3.9.

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Fabrik 3.8.1 Released

Happy Belated Valentine's Day! Fabrik 3.8.1 is now available for download and is fully compatible with the newly released Joomla 3.8.5.

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Fabrik 3.8.0 Release Announcement

Fabrik 3.8.0 is now available for download and is fully compatible with the newly released Joomla 3.8.1.

Fabrik 3.8.0 Highlights: