WYNCHCO TIPS for Joomlers

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support frequently ask questions about things they are not sure about.

Here are some of our replies.

PHP 7.2 is now available: use it

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukIf you have updated your Joomla! CMS to v3.9 you should upgrade your server's PHP version to PHP 7.2.

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.

Security harden your website post Joomla! 3.8.8

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThis week saw the latest Security Release for the Joomla! CMS: Joomla! 3.8.8.

Read more: Joomla! 3.8.8 Release News.

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.

Add a Telephone Field to your Contact Form

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukIn the past you had to install a 3rd party extension to create the Contact Form of your dreams.

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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