Akeeba Admin Tools 5.5.0 Bug Fix Release

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukRelease date: 3 January 2020.

Admin Tools v5.5.0 is a Bug Fix Release.

It also removes all Geographic IP (GeoIP) features from Akeeba Admin Tools. See below.

Akeeba Admin Tools is our preferred Web Application Firewall.

The developer only officially supports using Admin Tools with the latest release of Joomla! 3.9.

Older versions of Joomla! have known major security issues which are being actively exploited by hackers.

So if you are concerned about security, check you are using the latest available release of Joomla! before you install Admin Tools.

Changes made: see comprehensive Release Notes for more details.

Read more: Akeeba Admin Tools 5.5.0 Release Notes.


Useful Advice

Web Application 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.


Back up before updating any 3rd party Joomla! extension

Any update can break your website.

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

Read more: How to back up your website.

Read more: How to manage 3rd party extensions.


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