When will Craft CMS 4 be released?

Craft CMS version 4 is in development and rough release dates are available.


In the State of Craft talk at the 2021 Dot All con­fer­ence, Pix­el & Ton­ic CEO Bran­don Kel­ly announced the fol­low­ing about Craft CMS ver­sion 4:

  • Beta release in Q1 2022
  • Sta­ble release in Q2 2022

Read more about the plans for Craft and relat­ed prod­ucts in CraftQuest’s Dot All 2021 notes.

As of Craft 4, Pix­el & Ton­ic is chang­ing their release cycle to be year­ly. Major releas­es will hap­pen once per year and may include break­ing changes. Point releas­es in between major releas­es should no longer have break­ing changes. 

As an example:

  • 2022: Craft 4, Com­merce 4
  • 2023: Craft 5, Com­merce 5

This new release cycle will help both plu­g­in devel­op­ers and com­pa­nies devel­op­ing with Craft plan their projects, updates, and release cycles against a more pre­dictable Craft release cycle.