JOOMLERS.UK User Guides

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukIf you are responsible for running a Joomla!® CMS website you are a JOOMLER and this JOOMLERS.UK Guide is for you!

Ken Edwards
WYNCHCO Solutions
 

Our JOOMLERS.UK guide will help you to ...

  • keep your website content current and relevant,
  • optimise your website's content for search engines,
  • keep your website's Joomla! CMS and extensions up to date, and
  • adopt a proactive approach to website security, and
  • perform some essential JOOMLER tasks.

Essential JOOMLER Tasks

All websites are prone to being compromised by hackers or some other disaster.

Joomla! is no different from any other CMS or content management system in this regard.

There are then certain DESIRABLE things which all JOOMLERS should do to protect their website.

For example:

  • Always use the latest release.
  • Frequently check for new releases.
  • Back up your website frequently.
  • Install, configure & maintain a Web Application Firewall.

But if you are responsible for a businesses or organisation's website, these desirable things become ESSENTIAL TASKS.

Essential tasks that will:

  • help protect your website against compromise by hackers,
  • provide reassurance when making technical improvements which may have unforeseen consequences, and
  • enable a quick recovery when the proverbial hits the fan! 

Make Joomla! CMS Security YOUR #1 Priority

Always use the latest release

Experience tells us that websites which use the latest available release of Joomla! CMS are more likely to be:

1) MORE SECURE

2) MORE ACCESSIBLE

3) MORE MOBILE FRIENDLY

4) FASTER

5) PERFORM BETTER IN SEARCH ENGINES

6) EASIER TO USE

Read more: How to find out about new releases.

Also check whether the server hosting your website is using the latest available release for a given version of PHP and MySQL.

We tell you how to check and consider which versions to use in our Joomla! User Guide.

Read more: About PHP & MySQL.

Frequently check for new releases

Frequently sign into your website's control panel.

When you do you will be prompted if there has been a new release of the Joomla! CMS.

You should also periodically visit the Official Joomla! website for the latest news about new releases.

Read more: www.joomla.org.

Subscribe to the Joomla! Project's Security News Mailing List.

Subscribe: Joomla! Security News Mailing List.

If you use RSS readers, subscribe to the Joomla Security News RSS Feed.

Subscribe: Joomla Security News RSS Feed.

Subscribe to our JOOMLERS UK newsletter.

Subscribe: JOOMLERS UK Newsletter.

Back up your website frequently

Frequently perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files).

If you have been making regular backups, and your website is compromised, you can restore your last known 'clean' back up.

Read more: How to back up your Joomla! CMS.

Install, configure & maintain a Web Application Firewall

If you value your Joomla! website then protect it.

Install, configure and maintain a Web Application Firewall (or WAF).

We believe that NO business should run a website without a Web Application Firewall.

Read more: Joomla! CMS Security.

Who uses our JOOMLERS.UK Guide?

We coach, help and support managers of businesses and organisations whose website is powered by the Joomla! CMS.

Most but not all subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support are located in Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North West England.

Every Joomla! CMS Support package includes telephone and email support.

Call 0161 818 8228 for more information.

SIX things JOOMLERS.UK readers tell us

JOOMLERS.UK readers tell us they want to Make their website:

1) MORE SECURE

Keep out the hackers and enable recovery in the event of a hack or some other disaster.

2) MORE ACCESSIBLE

Improve accessibility for ALL users.

3) MORE MOBILE FRIENDLY

Understand how a responsive website design works.

4) FASTER

Learn how to improve page load speeds, especially in browsers used on mobile devices.

5) SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY

Learn how to optimise their website and its content for the search engines. 

6) EASIER TO USE

Improve navigation to help ensure visitors stay longer and return.

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