Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKDate: 31 January 2023.

The Joomla! Project has announced the release of Joomla! 4.2.7.

Joomla! 4.2.7 is a Security Release.

Update your Joomla! CMS without delay unless your website is hosted on a server using PHP 7.2.

If your server is using PHP 7.2, read the advisory published by The Joomla! Project at the top of the Joomla! 4.2.7 Release Notes web page - see below.

If you are still using an older version of Joomla! CMS with your website then be aware that the clock is ticking.

Joomla! Project support for Joomla! 3.10 ends completely in August 2023.

No earlier versions of the Joomla! CMS are supported by The Joomla! Project.

If you need help migrating your website to Joomla! 4.2, just ask.

Read more: Joomla! 4.2.7 is released by The Joomla! Project.


Heads Up

The HTACCESS file included with the Joomla! 4.2 version of Joomla! CMS includes the following comment.

# If you are using an OpenLiteSpeed web server then any changes made to this file will
# not take effect until you have restarted the web server.

What is OpenLiteSpeed?

How should you respond?

Read more: What is OpenLiteSpeed referred to in the Joomla! 4.2 HTACCESS file?

Click the blue button to enable the Multi-factor Authentication Plugins introduced with Joomla! 4.2.

Read more: Multi-factor Authentication.

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Back up before updating the Joomla! CMS

Any update can break your website.

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.


Protect your Joomla! website

We recommend that you protect your assets by installing a Web Application Firewall.

Need help, just ask.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.


Useful Links

Read more: The day after Joomla! 4.2 - Planning the Future.

Read more: Joomla! 4 - A New World of Possibilities.

Read more: Getting Started with Joomla! 4 (Official Documentation).

Read more: Joomla! 4 Tutorials Project (Official Documentation).


Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

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