JOOMLERS.UK News

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukWYNCHCO Solutions sponsor this Joomla! User Guide in order to help YOU be in control of YOUR Joomla! CMS website.

Here we publish news of the latest developments as they relate to the Joomla! CMS and our favourite third party extensions.

Check out the links in the menu at the top of our JOOMLERS.UK website to find out how to get the most out of your Joomla! website.

EB Sticky Cookie Notice v1.7.0 is released

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 14 May 2021.

UK General Data Protection Regulations (aka GDPR) mean that it is essential that you publish a Privacy Policy and a Cookie Bar (or similar) in your website.

EB Sticky Cookie Notice Module is our preferred 3rd party cookie bar extension.

It is compatible with Joomla! 4, expected to be released by the Joomla! Project in 2021.

Hacker News report latest Windows update patches dozens of security flaws

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk12 May 2021.

Hacker News report that Microsoft have issued a security patch to "plug 55 security flaws affecting Windows, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, Office, Hyper-V, Visual Studio, and Skype for Business".

4 of these flaws are rated as critical. 3 vulnerabilities are publicly known.

Microsoft users should check they are using the latest available release for their operating system.

See link below for more details.

Source: The Hacker News.

Akeeba Admin Tools 6.0.5 Bug Fix Release

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 11 May 2021.

Akeeba Admin Tools 6.0.5 is a Bug Fix Release, implementation of which may require use of one of the Installer Plugins included with the Joomla! CMS.

For your information, 6.0.0 introduced new frameworks in readiness for the launch by the Joomla! Project of Joomla! 4.

Heads up: the developer recommends that you should always use the latest version of a currently supported PHP branch which is marked as being in ‘active development’.

See which PHP a version of Akeeba Backup is compatible with at the link below.

Akeeba Admin Tools is Joomla! 4 ready and is our preferred Web Application Firewall Utility.

Latest PHP Security Fix announced

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThe latest release for the PHP 7.4 Series is PHP 7.4.18.

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.

EasyCalcCheck Plus (ECC+) v3.3.0.0 is released

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 3 May 2021.

ECC+ v3.3.0.0 is a bug fix release.

Its use requires your website to be using Joomla! 3.9 and PHP 7.3 or later.

We like EasyCalcCheck Plus because our own experience confirms the developer's claim that this extension results in "No Spam"!

See Release Notes for more details before installing the update.