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Features comparison EF4 vs EF3

| Andrzej Herzberg | Web Development

This article will dispel your doubts concerning the difference between EF3 and EF4 framework.

Take a look on the comparison of the most important features of both frameworks.


FeaturesEF3 FrameworkEF4 Framework
Basic Settings
Upload logo image Yes Yes
Add site description Yes Yes
Enable/disable font size switcher Yes Yes
Enable/disable "back to top" button Yes Yes
Upload favicon Yes Yes
Layout Settings
Set template width Yes Yes
Set gutter size Yes Yes
Enable/disable responsive layout Yes Yes
Set main columns width Yes Yes
Ordering of main columns (left, content, right) 3 variations 6 variations
Select pages to disable component view Yes Yes
Offcanvas panel No Yes
Layout Builder
Customize desktop, tablet, mobile layouts No Yes
Create different layouts No Yes
Assign layouts to menu items No Yes
Font Settings
Set font size Yes Yes
Choose font family from predefined list Yes Yes
Use Google Fonts Yes Yes
Upload and use any web font No Yes
Color Settings
Template color versions Predefined Unlimited
Set your own template color version No Yes
Set your own colors for selected template areas No Yes
Set your own font color Global font only Global font, headings, selected template areas
Theme Customizer
Front-end tool to preview color and font settings No Yes
Front-end tool to save color and font settings No Yes
Advanced Settings
Enable/disable developer mode Yes Yes
Add code to the head section Google Analytics and Google Webmaster only Yes
Enable/disable CSS compressor Yes Yes
Enable/disable JS compressor No Yes
Enable/disable Facebook OpenGraph No Yes
Settings Storage
Store Settings Yes Yes
Download Settings Yes Yes
Upload Settings Yes Yes
Framework Updates
Update installation Manual Joomla Update
Documentation EF3 Documentation EF4 Documentation