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Latest PHP release is a SECURITY FIX

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PHP 7.1.22 is now available. It is a SECURITY FIX.

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.

Sliders 7.6.2 SECURITY FIX issued by Regular Labs

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Sliders 7.6.2 is a SECURITY FIX release.

The developer states that this release fixes a "potential security issue concerning cross site scripting via editor button popup".

NOTE: The developer has released this security fix for other extensions in its portfolio. 

If you use SLIDERS then you should install this update without delay.

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.

Regular Labs are really proactive, hence this fix for a POTENTIAL security issue!

Akeeba Admin Tools 5.1.4 Bug Fix Release

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukAkeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.

Admin Tools v5.1.4 is a Bug Fix Release.

Changes made include this one:

PHPShield feature will now block additional stream wrappers.

See comprehensive Release Notes for more details.

PHP 7.0 will reach its end of life in December 2018

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

If you have updated your Joomla! CMS to v3.8 or later then it is compatible with PHP 7.1.

PHP 7.1 was released in December 2016, and will continue to receive security support from the developer until December 2019.

Joomla! 3.8.0 was the first release in the Joomla! Development Cycle to be compatible with PHP 7.1.

 

Why switch to using PHP 7.1?

PHP 7.1 provides a significant performance boost for Joomla! 3.8 websites when compared with using previous versions of PHP.

If your hosting company offers PHP 7.1 then you should use it.

Reasons to upgrade

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

Joomla! 3.8.12 Security Release announced

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Joomla! 3.8.12 is a Security Release which addresses THREE security vulnerabilities.

Joomla 3.8.12 also includes over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

More details at the following link.