The Clock is Ticking – Joomla 4 Migration Deadline

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As a business operating in the digital era, it’s crucial to keep your web presence current and secure. If your company’s website is running on Joomla 3.10, you may have received a notification indicating that support for this version will end on August 17, 2023. If you’re based in New Zealand or Australia, this is particularly important due to the increased risk of cyber threats in our region.

But what does the end of Joomla 3.10 support mean for your website, and what steps should you take next? Let’s break it down.

The End of Joomla 3.10 Support: What Does It Mean?

Joomla, like any software, evolves over time. As newer versions are released, older ones eventually lose official support. This means that after August 17, 2023, Joomla will no longer release security patches, bug fixes, or updates for version 3.10. This lack of support can leave your website vulnerable to security breaches, negatively affecting performance, functionality, and user experience.

How to Upgrade from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4

The upgrade process involves several steps. Firstly, you’ll want to back up your site, just in case anything goes wrong. Next, check your extensions and templates for compatibility with Joomla 4. If they’re not compatible, look for alternatives or wait until the developers update them.

Once you’ve prepared your site, you can use Joomla’s built-in update component to upgrade to Joomla 4. Don’t forget to thoroughly test your site after the upgrade. If you’re unsure, this guide can help.

Requirements to Upgrade to Joomla 4

Before upgrading, ensure your server meets the minimum requirements for Joomla 4. These include PHP 7.2.5 or later, MySQL 5.6 or later, or PostgreSQL 11.0 or later, among others. You can find the full list of requirements here.

Joomla or WordPress: Which One to Choose?

While WordPress might seem a tempting alternative due to its user-friendly interface and large plugin repository, the choice between Joomla and WordPress depends on your specific needs. Joomla offers superior user management and multilingual support, making it a robust choice for complex, content-rich sites. However, if simplicity and ease-of-use are your primary concerns, WordPress might be the better option.

The Costs and Time to Upgrade

The time and cost to upgrade from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4 can vary depending on the complexity of your site and whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. As for the cost, if you’re doing it in-house, it’s essentially free, barring staff time. However, hiring a professional can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, depending on the scope of the work.

Revibe Digital is Here to Help

Navigating an upgrade can be tricky, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Revibe Digital, we specialise in helping businesses like yours smoothly transition from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4. Our team of experts can handle the entire process, ensuring your website remains secure, functional, and optimised.

Don’t risk the security and performance of your website by delaying this crucial upgrade. Get in touch with us today for a consultation and let us help you transition seamlessly to Joomla 4. Your website’s security and performance are too important to leave to chance. Make the smart choice

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