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PHP 7.2 is now available: use it
Using PHP 7.0?
Be aware that security support by the developer ended in December 2018.
Using PHP 7.1?
Be aware that bug fix support ended in December 2018.
On the other hand, PHP 7.2 will be actively supported by the developer until November 2019, and security supported until November 2020.
If your hosting company offers PHP 7.2 then you should use it.
Other reasons to use PHP 7.2 include:
- improved performance, including page load speed;
- significant reduction in memory usage, meaning more users can be served at any one time.
Older versions of Joomla!
If your website is using an earlier version of Joomla! than 3.9 then we recommend that you use the Joomla! Update plugin to update it to the latest available release before switching to PHP 7.2.
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Security harden your website post Joomla! 3.8.8
As usual. the Joomla! Project recommended that Joomlers update their website with immediate effect.
Unusually this time however, they also recommended a little extra housekeeping.
Purpose: to harden website security.
With effect from Joomla! 3.8.8 the default Global Configuration settings of fresh installations of Joomla! CMS websites will have tighter security settings.
The Joomla! Project recommend that existing users of Joomla! review and change their website's Global Configuration settings.
Recommended changes to Global Configuration settings
The Joomla! Project recommend that you check and change the following Global Configuration settings:
Add a Telephone Field to your Contact Form
Now that the core Joomla! CMS supports creation of fields you can create snazzy customised Contact Forms without having to install yet another 3rd party extension.
As someone who believes in using as few 3rd party extensions as possible, this is great news!
In this article we show how easy it is to add a TELEPHONE field, like the one shown below, to your website's Contact Form.
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