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Joomla 3.10 has entered security only mode. Support ends 17 August 2023

Have you recently logged into your Joomla 3 website and seen a notice up the top that states that your Joomla 3.10 website has been put into a security only mode? Is it suggesting that you start planning to migrate to Joomla 4?

Firstly let’s break this down and explain this message, then I can help you come up with a way to move your site to the new Joomla 4 Framework, or migrate your website into a WordPress or other CMS of your liking.

Joomla Security only mode

As Joomla 3 and the developers prepare to shift focus from the old outdated Joomla 3 and move on to the Joomla 4, the people at Joomla have set an end of support or end of life for the version 3 CMS at 17th August 2023, considering we are still at this time 1 year away from that date you’re probably wondering why you are getting the warning at the top of your control panel? Joomla security-only mode in my perspective can only mean one thing. The development team at Joomla are stopping the production of features and new innovations to the Joomla 3 framework, and shifting focus to the development of Joomla 4.

Security only mode doesn’t mean that your website is broken, vulnerable or in danger of malware attacks, it just means that if you want to experience the best Joomla has to offer in terms of SEO speed and other enhancements, well… you will miss out.

As Joomla 3 ends support on 17th August 2023 there is still time for your site to be protected and give you a chance to move forward onto a newer or better platform. Joomla will continue to maintain and patch security threats and malware on the Joomla 3 framework until such date, however, it is highly recommended you upgrade your platform.

Preparing to update

Joomla 3.10.x is being developed as a connection between the Joomla 3 life cycle and the Joomla 4 life cycle. The purpose of Joomla 3.10.x is to provide backports of API changes from the Joomla 4.x development branch to assist the transition to the next major release in the Joomla community. A new feature in Joomla 3.10.x is the Joomla! Update the component’s Pre-Update Check, which will help you make your mini-migration as simple as possible. The Pre-Update Check will make sure that your PHP and SQL options, settings, and extensions are compatible with Joomla 4.0. If extension developers used the target platform tag, you can check the Pre-Update Check documentation for more information.

If you need a hand checking your requirements for the next version or looking into upgrades please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Joomla’s recommended Plan of action Checklist:

  1. Make sure your website is running 3.10.x.
  2. Assess your original site goals. Migration is an opportunity to get back into focus on your goals or change direction.
  3. Does your server meet the minimum technical requirements for Joomla 4? If not, you will need to change hosts. No better time to change hosts than during a migration.
  4. What kind of development environment will you use? A development environment on your local device? A subdomain or subdirectory on your server? A new server/hosting account due to technical specifications?
  5. Make a list of all third-party extensions in use. This includes components, modules, plugins, languages, and templates. You may just copy/paste them into a document for reference, or a paper and pen work too. Include if these extensions are used heavily, moderately, hardly ever, or not at all.
  6. Determine whether the third-party extensions you rely on are ready for the version of Joomla you are migrating to by selecting the Joomla Next option (once running Joomla 3.10.x) in the Joomla Update Component and checking if they show compatibility with Joomla 4. Don’t run the update to 4.x, just select Joomla Next in the Joomla Update Options so that the Pre-Update Checker can display. This will help you get a summary view of extensions in use and their compatibility. It is not a substitute for still needing to use Extensions → Manage. More on that in the Step-by-Step and the documentation for the Pre-Update Check component. This is simply to get prepared on what third-party extensions will stay or go or be replaced.
  7. Determine if you really need all the extensions you are using. Could it be that Joomla 4 has built-in features that could eliminate the use of a third-party extension?
  8. Take a look at your Categories and Articles. Is there clean-up that needs to be done so that you don’t migrate unnecessary content?
  9. What about your template? If you purchased your template from a third-party source, is there a 4.x version released for it? Would you like to continue using it? Is there an upgrade path published by the developer? Is the new version of it responsive? Is your template a custom template? Or was it heavily customised from a third-party template? The Joomla core template for Joomla 3.x, Protostar is NOT compatible with Joomla 4. Upon migration, it will disappear. Using the Joomla core template for Joomla 4.x, Cassiopeia might be an option for you. For an expansion of Template based considerations, see Template Considerations During Migration.
  10. If you are changing out your template for a new one, will it require any new images? For example, if your current site has a white background and your logo or other images are .jpg images with a white background it won’t look very nice against a new template with an off-white or coloured background.
  11. If you redesign or make changes to your site design or navigation, will you have obsolete pages that will require a redirect? If so, document them. A spreadsheet is helpful for documenting links that will need to change.

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There are many plans and packages that we have to offer. We offer Website Hosting, Seo Packages, email marketing packages, new business website packages, rebuild/cms migration packages, upgrade/reskin packages and OMSP(ongoing maintenance & support). Some of our packages even offer exclusive discount rates on development and free website hosting. If you have any more questions feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Yes, We can fix, secure, and update your website. We are a web design company based in New Zealand and we provide services like malware & security fixes, we offer the ability to update your website's plugins, and PHP versions and make styling, development and whatever change you need on your website. Given we have the access required, we can help you with basically everything you need, and we will do it for a more affordable price than your current agency.

We are based in New Zealand, but we are able to assist businesses from all over the world. We provide support for Australia and New Zealand, and the rest of the world can be arranged upon request. We provide affordable remote support for businesses of all sizes. We can help with your Website setup, hosting & Support. Because we are located in New Zealand, we only charge NZD, so if you want to save money on your website support we can help you.

Primarily our business only works with open-source software, with the exception of Shopify, Open-source CMS software includes Joomla, Magento, WordPress, Drupal, Grav. If you have a website that doesn't use this software, or if you're unsure what software is used, reach out and we will let you know.

We offer a variety of website industry services and solutions including Website hosting, Website maintenance, Design & Development, SEO marketing, Malware & Security fixes, Bug & Error fixes, and a selection of platform-specific services for Joomla, WordPress and Other CMS systems.

Given that your website is using an open source software such as Joomla, Magento, WordPress, Drupal, or one of the many available then we can likely host your website with no issues. Depending on the age of your website, we may require you to make some updates in order to make it more secure for our servers. If you are using Priority software like Wix or Shopify then we can not host your website, we can however rebuild the website into Opensource software, so you have the freedom to move your website where ever you need. We currently offer 3 tailored hosting plans, starting from $35.00 per month. or a discounted yearly rate. Enquire within for more details

We can change anything you want on a website using a variety of methods and tools. Given we have the access needed to your website either via FTP, cPanel, or SSH, and you are operating an Opensource content management system such as WordPress, Magento, Joomla or Drupal then we should have no issues making changes you need. The time to make changes may vary depending on the complexity of your website, how the other developers have built the site and the extent of the change. If you have a website using software like Shopify, Wix or another alternative, we are limited by what is possible to change.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It all depends on the type of website you’re building, the features you want it to have, your budget, and your skillset and experience. Generally speaking, though, it takes anywhere from a few days to a few months to build a website. The more complex your website is and the more features you want it to have, the longer it’s likely to take. On the other hand, if you follow a well-planned and efficient development process, building a website can be both enjoyable and rewarding. If you have a tight deadline, we can shuffle projects to make it work for you.

There isn't a set amount that a website costs in New Zealand. The price can vary depending on the complexity of the website and the features that are included. On average, a basic website can cost anywhere from $1500 to $8000. More complex websites can cost upwards of $15,000, or large-scale eCommerce may even break $100,000 The price also depends on who is building your website, the timeline, the budget and the requirements. If you bring any quote to us from a competitor, we will beat it by 15%. You can save time and money by having pre-built templates, using priority software or doing it yourself, there are downsides to each method, so talk to us to decide the easiest path forward for your business.

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