New look Akeeba Admin Tools 5.0.2 is released

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Admin Tools v5.0.2 is a Bug Fix Release.

It is released just 1 month after the launch of Admin Tools 5.0.0 which introduced a brand new look & feel ... which we like!

The release notes (read on) state that Admin Tools 5.0.0 supports Joomla! 4 (still in development, stable version launch date: November 2018).

It is also compatible with the latest release of PHP: 7.2.


5.0.2 fixes a bug which has been reported in some instances to result in an Error 500 when ”Automatically compress static resources” is set to YES using the Admin Tools .htaccess Maker.

Check your settings before and after installing this update.

See Release Notes for more details.

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.0.2 Release Notes.


5.0.1 introduces a new feature: a warning when FOF or FEF is not installed.

What are FOF and FEF?

Find out when you visit the link below to read the Release Notes!

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.0.1 Release Notes.

The New Look

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Important note about old Joomla! versions

Admin Tools 5.0.0 will only work with Joomla! 3.4 or later.

Admin Tools 5.1, when released, will no longer support Joomla! 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6.

Akeeba state: "Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited to hack sites."

No point in closing the stable door after the horse has bolted!

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.0.0 Release Notes.

Read more: Admin Tools PRO.


Admin Tools Video Tutorials

In 2017 the developer issued a range of useful video resources to help you configure Admin Tools.

Read more: Video Tutorials & Documentation.


Some Admin Tools Tips

Akeeba GeoIP Provider Plugin

Install the developer's GeoIP Provider Plugin when you subscribe to Akeeba Admin Tools Pro.

Read more: Akeeba GeoIP Provider Plugin.

Users of versions older than Admin Tools v4.0.0

Read the developer's announcement about the need to manually update to v4 from an earlier version if you are already using an old version of Admin Tools.

Could you instead manually update from a pre v4 Admin Tools to v5.0.0?

We don't know. Contact the developer for more information.

Always perform a FULL backup before updating the Joomla! CMS and its extensions.

Read more: Manual update to v4 required for older versions.

Users of Lets Encrypt SSL

Read the developer's post at the ink below if you are using a version of Admin Tools which precedes v4 and either use or plan to use Let's Encrypt with your website.

Read more: Admin Tools and Lets Encrypt.

Web Appication Firewalls

No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.

The WAF adds another line of defense between your website and the server firewall maintained by your hosting provider.

Find out more about WAFs in our Joomla! User Guide.

Read more: Web Application Firewall.

Always back up before updating extensions

Perform a FULL backup of your website (database and files) before installing any update.

Read more: How to back up your website.


WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

Configuring the Admin Tools WAF can be challenging, but we can help.

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.

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