Joomla!® 4 & 5 Upgrades

Is Your Joomla Website Ready for the Future? Upgrade to Joomla 4 or 5 Now!

Are you still running your website on Joomla 3? If yes, you’re missing out on the numerous benefits of Joomla 4, the latest version of the Joomla content management system. This major update introduces a plethora of new features and improvements, ensuring your website is secure, up-to-date, and equipped with the latest advancements.

Why Upgrade to Joomla 4 or 5?

Upgrading to Joomla 4 ensures your website benefits from:

  • Improved SEO: Joomla 4 is designed with SEO in mind, helping your site rank better in search engine results.
  • Enhanced performance: The new Joomla Framework 2.5 offers improved performance and stability.
  • Modern codebase: Joomla 4 uses a more modern codebase, making your site more secure and efficient.
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Assistance in Updating from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4

Upgrading from an older version of Joomla can be challenging. You might encounter issues that prevent a direct update to the latest version. In such cases, you may need to migrate your site to a new server or rebuild it from scratch.

At Revibe Digital, we specialise in migration and update services for Joomla 3 websites. We can assist you in moving your site to a new server or rebuilding it, enabling you to utilise the latest Joomla version.

However, not all Joomla 3 websites can be updated to Joomla 4 due to factors such as:

  • Usage of Joomla 3 only plugins like K2, Fabrik.
  • Incompatibility of your template with Joomla 4.
  • Presence of custom code or poor website construction.

If you’re uncertain whether your website can be updated or needs to be migrated, contact us for assistance.


Understanding Joomla 3’s Security Only Mode

As Joomla 3 nears its end of life, it has entered a ‘Security Only Mode’. This means it will only receive security updates until its support ends on 17th August 2023. If you’re wondering why you’re seeing a warning at the top of your control panel, we have an article explaining Security Only Mode here.

End-of-life for Joomla 3

The ‘end of life’ for Joomla 3 signifies the end of its support cycle. After August 2023, Joomla 3 will no longer receive security updates or new features. Therefore, if you’re still using Joomla 3, it’s crucial to upgrade to a newer version to keep your site secure and up-to-date.

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Considering a Joomla to WordPress Migration?

If you’re contemplating migrating from Joomla to WordPress, here are three compelling reasons to make the switch:

  1. User-friendliness: WordPress offers a simpler and more navigable interface than Joomla, making it more suitable for non-developers or those less tech-savvy.
  2. Popularity:</strong“`html > WordPress powers over 30% of all websites, compared to Joomla’s 2.8% market share. This vast user and developer community offers extensive support and resources.
  3. SEO-friendliness: WordPress is built with SEO in mind, unlike Joomla. There are also numerous plugins and resources available for WordPress users to optimise their sites further.

Explore our variety of WordPress Services here.

Addressing Concerns About Upgrading to Joomla 4

We understand that upgrading to a new version of a CMS can seem daunting. You might have concerns about the process, the costs, or the potential for downtime. At Revibe Digital, we’re committed to making the transition as smooth as possible. We’ll work with you to plan the upgrade at a time that minimises disruption to your business. Additionally, we have strategies in place to minimise potential downtime during the upgrade process.

Ready to Upgrade?

Don’t let your website fall behind! Upgrade to Joomla 4 and enjoy the benefits of improved performance, security, and SEO. Contact us today to learn more about our Joomla 4 upgrade services, click here to learn more about our WordPress migration services, or visit our Joomla Resources to learn more about Joomla commonly asked questions and guides.

Commonly Asked Joomla Questions

Joomla 4 is already released, infact Joomla 4 was expected to be released in the second half of 2020. Joomla 4 is now roughly in version 4.2, Joomla 4 is a major update to the Joomla CMS, and will bring a number of new features and improvements. It is important to Note that the Joomla 3 Support is scheduled to end on August 17th 2023, so be sure to update your Joomla website ASAP!

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS. Joomla! is used all over the world to power everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.

Joomla! is one of the most popular website softwares available. It's used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to create & maintain their website. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

  • Joomla is extremely user-friendly and anyone with basic computer skills can create and manage a Joomla website without any hassle.
  • Joomla is very flexible and can be easily customized to suit the specific needs of any website.
  • Joomla websites are highly responsive and can be viewed on any device, including mobile phones and tablets.
  • Joomla websites are very secure and are less likely to be hacked as compared to other CMSs.
  • Joomla has a large community of users who are always willing to help and support each other.

The cost of Joomla depends on your needs and requirements. If you need help with Joomla development, you can contact a Joomla development company or hire a Joomla developer.

The Typical Joomla website should cost between $1,500 - $12,000 NZD Depending on the requirements of your system

Custom Development on Joomla or Agency Rates will generally range between $125 - $350 per hour

Joomla is a secure and safe content management system (CMS). It is regularly audited and updated by the Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) to help protect websites from security vulnerabilities. However, no CMS is 100% secure, and it is important to take steps to secure your Joomla website. The most important thing you can do to secure your Joomla website is to keep it up-to-date. Update Joomla as soon as a new version is released, and update all third-party extensions and templates. Keep a backup of your website so that you can restore it if it is hacked or corrupted. Install a security extension, such as Admin Tools or Secure Site, to help protect your website from attacks.

With Any CMS we recommend using a security professional like Kyanite Group to monitor and protect your website

If you are trying to decide between Joomla and WordPress for your website or blog, you should know the difference between the two content management systems (CMS). Joomla is a free and open source CMS while WordPress is a free, open source blogging tool and content management system.

WordPress is used by millions of people around the world, including some of the largest news websites, like The Guardian, Forbes, and The New York Times. Joomla is used by many smaller websites, including personal websites and smaller businesses.

Joomla is better for larger websites with more complex functionality while WordPress is better for smaller websites and blogs.

There is no accurate way to track how many websites use Joomla. However, according to, Joomla is used on 1.4% of all websites. This means that Joomla is used on approximately 14 million websites.

Joomla Website has indicated the platform has over 30 million downloads

In New Zealand there is roughly 4,000 businesses using Joomla CMS, in Australia that is closer to 20,000 and in the USA more like 350,000 websites using Joomla

Joomla is a content management system (CMS) that enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. Joomla is a flexible and powerful platform, whether you are building a simple personal website or a complex corporate application. It is easy to use for newbie users and has many advanced features for more experienced users. Joomla is also highly customizable with thousands of extensions and templates available to change the look and feel of your site, or add new features.

Yes, Joomla is good for SEO. Joomla is a popular content management system (CMS) that helps you easily create and manage your website. Joomla is packed with features that make it easy to optimize your website for search engines. With Joomla, you can control title tags, meta descriptions, and other important SEO elements. You can also create custom URLs and alter the structure of your website to make it more search engine friendly.

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Sherilee Jane
Sherilee Jane
Brett, Revibe Digital provided excellent 5* communication, from introduction, to completion and follow on support, growing our small business far beyond our expectations and goals. Sherilee & Liana Vision Equestrian, Manawatu & Marlborough
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Greg Heller
We are running a Joomla website that was several versions down-level, our commercial server service had an issue during a conversion. and we were unable to get into the back-end of our site. Several 'Joomla experts' later it still wasn't fixed. We ran across Revibe Digital and Brett during a Google search and Brett told us he could help us. Brett was true to his word and our website was up and running again. We were amazed at how quickly he fixed the site, it's not easy when you are a half a world away to coordinate passwords and others parameters. Brett also treated us like we were family when it came to the billing for his work. I was blown away at how reasonable his charges were. If you are looking for an extremely competent Software Engineer that knows his product line then look no further. I wholeheartedly recommend you contact Brett at Revibe Digital no matter where in the world you reside. Thank you very much Brett.
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andrew binstock
Great work! We hired Revibe to finish up a Joomla project begun by another firm that was not going well. With a minimum of direction, they jumped in right away and took care of all outstanding tasks, exactly as we asked for. It was quite a thrill to watch a firm move so quickly and understand what was needed with only two emails of explanation. In addition, pricing was very fair. Our only regret is that we didn't start with Revibe to begin with. Highly recommended!
David Lloyd
David Lloyd
We have really enjoyed working with Brett. He is generous with his advice and quick to understand and meet any brief.
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Mick Skahill
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Brett is incredibly helpful. He is extremely knowledgeable re websites and how to make it work best for the individuals needs. 😊
Gillian Candler
Gillian Candler
Brett at Embed Web Design provided amazing service. He responded quickly to my plea for help with a website problem and resolved it very quickly. I highly recommend this company.
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PJ Morris
Working with Brett @ Embed has been fantastic! He is always super helpful, quick to respond to queries and get things fixed. No query has been met with no, a solution to what we wanted to do has always been found. They work well with our other suppliers, and are always helpful.
Shane Crawford
Shane Crawford
I am very impressed with Brett Ransley of Embed Limited. His knowledge is excellent and he is happy to impart his knowledge. He is friendly, very helpful and very professional. I made a commercial decision to leave a long association with our previous I.T. service provider and move over to Embed Limited. I am also impressed with the energy Brett brings and the value that he adds to our business. I am very happy and I have no hesitation at all to recommend Embed Limited. Shane Crawford, Managing Director, Specialist Collections & Consultants Limited.

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Our mission is to facilitate your growth. Whether you're a small, medium, or large business, we can identify and capitalise on opportunities to help you reach your goals!

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