JOOMLERS.UK News

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

Microsoft Issue Patches for Defender Zero-Day & Windows Flaws

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 12 January 2021.

Latest newsletter from The Hacker News reports that Microsoft released security updates addressing 83 flaws spanning 11 products and services (including Windows, Edge and Defender).

These included an actively exploited zero-day vulnerability in Defender.

A zero-day vulnerability is when the vulnerability is being exploited without the knowledge of developers.

In terms of severity:

  • 10 bugs are listed as Critical,
  • 73 are listed as Important.

Have you recently checked you are using the latest available release?

Joomla! 3.9.24 Security Release announced

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 12 January 2021.

Joomla! 3.9.24 is a SECURITY FIX which addresses THREE vulnerabilities.

This release continues to improve support for PHP 8 (released in November 2020).

See the Release Notes at the link below.

Joomla! 4 Beta 6 is launched for testing

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Release date: 7 January 2021.

Beta 6 is accompanied by the release of Joomla! 3.10 Alpha 4.

This is expected to be the final Beta version prior to launch of a Release Candidate.

Joomla! 3.10 is the jumping off point for live sites to upgrade to Joomla! 4.

FAO WYNCHCO Subscribers

JOOMLERS.UK Guide is in process of being updated in response to the many improvements introduced by Joomla! 4, and will be completed very soon.

WYNCHCO Templates are ready and waiting for use when Joomla! 4 is finally released.

All WYNCHCO Website Designs will now be created using the Joomla! 4 CMS.

For Joomla! CMS Support call 0161 818 8228.

Latest PHP Security Fix announced

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThe latest release for the PHP 7.4 Series is PHP 7.4.14.

This is a SECURITY RELEASE.

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.

Use PHP 7.4 if you are using the latest available release of Joomla! CMS (recommended). 

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

Akeeba Backup 7.5.1 Bug Fix Release

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 7 January 2021.

Akeeba Backup 7.5.1 is a bug fix release which also includes one new feature.

Heads up: the developer reports this latest version of Akeeba Backup is only recommended for use with websites using Joomla! 3.9 or later and PHP 7.2 or later.

The developer explains why support for older versions of Joomla! and PHP is no longer provided in their release notes. The reasons include preparation for the expected launch of Joomla! 4.

Akeeba Backup is our preferred Backup Utility.