Release date: 8 January 2024.
Akeeba Admin Tools 7.4.8 is a Bug Fix Release for Joomla! 4 and 5.
See link below for Release Notes.
Akeeba recommend using the latest version of a currently supported PHP branch which is marked as being in ‘active development’.
Heads up for users of Joomla! 4
The developer states:
- We will provide full support for Joomla! 4.4 until October 15th, 2024.
- We will only provide security updates and very limited support until October 15th, 2025.
Heads up for users of Joomla! 3.10
The developer states:
- The versions of our software for Joomla! 3.10 will only receive security updates and very limited support until August 17th, 2024.
The Post Installation Message included with the release of Joomla! 4.2.9 recommended a change be made to the HTACCESS File.
This change can be implemented for your website after updating Admin Tools PRO to v7.3.2 (or later).
All you have to do is re-create your website's HTACCESS File using Admin Tools PRO's htaccessmaker tool.
The change recommended in the Post Installation Message will then be implemented.
After migrating from Joomla! 3.10.x to Joomla! 4.0.x you will see the following Installation Message which contains a link entitled: Enable default security headers.
Should you act on this message if you are using Admin Tools PRO + HTACCESS Maker?
This question is answered in the Akeeba Forum at the following link.
Always check your hosting provider will allow custom Nginx configuration and guarantee that Nginx can load the custom NGINX CONF file (essential when using Akeeba Admin Tools Nginx Configuration Maker).
You will likely need the assistance of your hosting provider's Technical Support to complete this task.
A good reason in our humble opinion to choose a different kind of server - we like Litespeed - for hosting your Joomla! CMS website.
Release date: 3 January 2020.
Admin Tools 5.5.0 removed all Geographic IP (GeoIP) features.
Reason: changes in licensing and availability of the MaxMind GeoLite2 Country Database.
After updating your website you may wish to remove the (now redundant) Akeeba GeoIP Plugin from your website if it is not being used by any other 3rd party application.
"Due to an issue with Admin Tools 4.0.0.b1 to 4.0.0 inclusive, users of the Professional release must update manually to this new version. Manual update required. If you are using Admin Tools 4.0.0 or any of its beta / RC pre-release versions you must update manually."
More details on the developer's website.
Read the developer's post at the link below if you are using a version of Admin Tools which precedes v4 and either use or plan to use Let's Encrypt with your website.
If you do then you may be prompted by Google to verify your website by downloading an html file and uploading it to your website's root directory via the File Manager in your hosting control panel.
If you are using Admin Tool's HTACCESS Maker (recommended) then Google's attempts to verify your website will be blocked unless you add the file name inside the field labelled "Allow direct access to these files" and then re-generate the HTACCESS file.
Web Application Firewalls
No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall (WAF), especially if hosted in a shared server environment.
The WAF adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.
Find out more about WAFs in our Joomla! User Guide.
Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension
Any update can break your website.
Perform a full backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.
Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority
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