Latest news about the Joomla! CMS for JOOMLERS across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Time to start using PHP 7.2 with your Joomla! CMS

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukPHP 7.0 reaches its end of life in December 2018.

And after December 2018 the developer will only provide support for PHP 7.1 on an as-needed basis in response to critical security issues.

Joomla! 3.8 was the first version of Joomla! CMS to be compatible with PHP 7.1.

Joomla! 3.9 CMS is compatible with PHP 7.2.


Reasons to switch to using PHP 7.2

PHP 7.2 provides a significant performance boost for Joomla! websites:

  1. Improved performance, including page load speed.
  2. Significant reduction in memory usage, meaning more users can be served at any one time.

Recent PHP release was a SECURITY FIX

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PHP 7.1.25 is now available. It is a SECURITY FIX,

as was PHP 7.1.22.

Are YOU checking which version and release of PHP is being used by your Joomla! website?

We strongly recommend that you periodically check which release is being provided by your hosting provider for the PHP version used by your website.

Always request that they provide the latest available security release.

Do not settle for anything earlier than PHP 7.1 if you are using the latest available release of Joomla! CMS (recommended). 

We tell you how to check which version & release of PHP is being used by your Joomla! website in our JOOMLERS.UK User Guide.

Accordeon Menu CK 2.2.1 update is released

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The Joomla! CMS is mobile friendly but will not by default display your website's Main Menu in the drop-down cascading style suitable for phones and tablets (portrait view).

The Accordeon Menu CK Module published by Joomlack makes this possible. Recommended.

At the time of writing, details of Accordeon Menu CK 2.2.1 have not been published in the developer's Change Log.

We cannot therefore confirm whether or not the release is a security or bug fix.

Always use the latest available release of any extension.

Developer of Ozio Gallery releases v4.8.2

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Ozio Gallery enables you to present your images published on Google Photos within the body of your website.

The developer of Ozio Gallery recently reported that, from February 2017 onwards, Google will no longer allow users to publicly share their Google Photo albums.

The extension developer released Ozio Gallery 4.8.0 in response to Google's new policy to enable you to continue to publish your Google Photos images within your website.

Ozio Gallery 4.8.2 is a bug fix release.

About Ozio Gallery

The developer introduced a limit of 30 images per album with Ozio Gallery 4.7.0 for users of the FREE version.

There is no limit when you subscribe to the COMMERCIAL version.

The COMMERCIAL version is offered at a very reasonable price and includes developer support.

Sliders 7.7.1 bug fix released by Regular Labs

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Sliders 7.7.1 is a bug fix release.

Its use requires Joomla! 3.8.0 or later.

NOTE: Sliders 7.6.2 was a Security Fix, addressing a "potential security issue concerning cross site scripting via editor button popup".

Not yet tried using SLIDERS?

Give it a try.

Sliders offer a great way to pack lots of information into an Article without overwhelming the reader.

And improve the experience of users on mobile devices.