Latest news about the Joomla! CMS for JOOMLERS across Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Get ready for Joomla! World Conference 2019

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8th - 10th November, LONDON

If you have the time and funds to visit the conference then you will discover the Conference offers loads of opportunity for networking and learning about all things Joomla!

FULL details at the following link.

Read more: Joomla! World Conference.


Conference Programme

This annual conference brings together the global Joomla! community for a conference of learning, sharing, collaborating, and strategic planning.

Update on Joomla! 4

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukWhen is launch of the Joomla! 4 Series expected?

Towards the end of 2014.

Joomla! 4 will include lots of significant improvements, including a brand new Joomla! Control Panel interface.

And one that complies with WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Guidelines to Level AA.

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Feedback from those having tried the new control panel (see image above) are very positive.

You can try using it yourself when you visit the following link.

Coalaweb announce Social Links 1.0.5

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"CoalaWeb Social Links is a complete social media package to help your site visitors bookmark content, follow you through a variety of social networks and vote for particular content with social buttons". Source: Coalaweb.

Several bug fixes and improvements included with this latest release.

Hikari release HikaShop 4.1.0

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukHikaShop by Hikari is our preferred 3rd party eCommerce extension for the Joomla! CMS.

Latest release, HikaShop 4.1.0 includes 13 new features plus lots of improvements and bug fixes.


  • You can now choose whether or not to display "contact us" and "product details" buttons on product listings.

HikaShop is fully compatible with the latest release of Joomla! and should work out of the box with PHP 7.2.

Akeeba Backup 6.5.1 is a SECURITY FIX

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukAkeeba Backup is our preferred Backup Utility.

Backup v6.5.1 and 6.5.0 (issued a day earlier) are both SECURITY FIXES.

Whilst the developer's Release Notes (see links below) state that the releases address a LOW risk security issue, you should still install these updates ASAP.

What issue is addressed? An XSS issue in the Backup page.

See comprehensive Release Notes for more details.