Another Joomla! CMS milestone: 80 million downloads!

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThe Joomla! CMS has reached a new milestone in its 11 year history, having in that time been downloaded more than 80 MILLION times!

What a testament to the many developers who volunteer their skills and expertise to make the Joomla! CMS freely available for people and organisations across the world to use.

And the next big release of the Joomla! CMS is just weeks away!

Joomla! 3.7 is expected to be ready for general release by early April 2017.

Read more: Joomla! 3.7 is just around the corner!


How to get ready for Joomla! 3.7

The Joomla! Project issued the following advice.

Joomla! 3.7 will be a normal update just like previous 3.x versions.

If your site is not already running 3.6.5, we strongly urge you to update immediately.

Joomla! 3.6.5 was a security release and your site is at risk if you are running a previous version.

As always, before upgrading it is important to update all of your third party extensions and also to take and test a full backup of your site.

This is also a great time to connect with your hosting company and check your PHP and database versions.

We recommend upgrading to PHP 7 or 7.1 as it will bring a considerable speed boost to your site.

Read more: About PHP and MySQL.

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.