Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKDate: 14 March 2023.

The Joomla! Project has announced the release of Joomla! 4.2.9.

Joomla! 4.2.9 is a Bug Fix Release.

The release is accompanied by a Post Installation Message which recommends that you update a line in your website's HTACCESS file.

See links below for more information.

Read more: Joomla! 4.2.9 is released by The Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! 4.2.9 Post Installation Message.

 

Heads Up

Change a line in your website's HTACCESS File.

post install message j4 2 9 

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

## OPENLITESPEED
#
# 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.

post install message j4 2 

 

Are you still using Joomla! 3.10 or earlier?

Security and Bug Fix support by The Joomla! Project for Joomla! 3.10 ended on 17 August 2023.

The Joomla! Project last year launched an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) Programme for users of Joomla! 3.10 unable to quickly and smoothly switch to using Joomla! 4 before the above deadline.

Note: migrating an old Joomla! 3.10 website to Joomla! 4 is recommended before upgrading to Joomla! 5.

The ELTS Programme runs for 18 months from 17 August 2023 and is offered on a subscription basis.

 

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

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKDate: 14 March 2023.

The Joomla! Project has announced the release of Joomla! 4.2.9.

Joomla! 4.2.9 is a Bug Fix Release.

The release is accompanied by a Post Installation Message which recommends that you update a line in your website's HTACCESS file.

See links below for more information.

Read more: Joomla! 4.2.9 is released by The Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! 4.2.9 Post Installation Message.

 

Heads Up

Change a line in your website's HTACCESS File.

post install message j4 2 9 

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

## OPENLITESPEED
#
# 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.

post install message j4 2 

 

Are you still using Joomla! 3.10 or earlier?

Security and Bug Fix support by The Joomla! Project for Joomla! 3.10 ended on 17 August 2023.

The Joomla! Project last year launched an Extended Long Term Support (ELTS) Programme for users of Joomla! 3.10 unable to quickly and smoothly switch to using Joomla! 4 before the above deadline.

Note: migrating an old Joomla! 3.10 website to Joomla! 4 is recommended before upgrading to Joomla! 5.

The ELTS Programme runs for 18 months from 17 August 2023 and is offered on a subscription basis.

 

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

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.