Latest news about the Joomla! CMS for JOOMLERS across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.
Akeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.
Admin Tools v5.1.0 is a Security Release and a special one to boot.
Reason: it addresses potential breaches of new GDPR Regulations which come into effect in May 2018.
What issues are addressed? Online data storage ones.
5.1.0 also introduces some great new features.
After updating you will be able to:
- check whether user passwords are inside dictionaries of leaked password (disabled by default),
- manually unblock specific IP addresses,
- allow only specific email domains during user registration (for example, your organisation's email addresses), and
- choose if Admin Tools should write to the log file or not (required by GDPR).
See comprehensive Release Notes for more details.
It has been a legal requirement for some years that businesses and organisations display a cookie bar on their website.
Maybe you are already using a relevant 3rd party extension, or maybe you never got around to adding one to your website.
With the imminent launch of the Government Data Protection Regulations (aka GDPR) now is the time to do so.
We switched to using Cookies CK from a different 3rd party extension a few months ago and we like it.
Cookies CK 1.0.14 appears to be a bug fix release but we have not yet seen any release notes.
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.
Accordeon Menu CK 2.2.0 is a bug fix release.
It adds the option to style the active menu link.
UPDATE sooner rather than later
Joomla! 3.8.7 is a Bug Fix Release.
Joomla 3.8.7 includes over 70 bug fixes and improvements.
More details at the following link.
PHP 7.0.29 is now available. It is a SECURITY FIX.
PHP 7.1.17 is now available. It is also 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 7.0 or 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.
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