Joomla Maintenance & Upgrades

WordPress & Joomla Specialist

Joomla maintenance & upgrades

Components, Modules & Plugins (Extensions)

Joomla Versions

Joomla has been around for more than 10 years now and has gone through many versions.  Many of the older versions have reached their ‘End of Life’ and no longer receive support which means that no security patches or fixes are released.

If you have an older version of Joomla you can check the Joomla Version History  to see whether your version is still supported and if not, whether you need to upgrade or migrate.

If you have Joomla 2.5 you should be aware that support for this version ended on 31 December 2014 with Joomla 2.5.28 (at the very least you should upgrade to the latest patch number 28) so it may well be vulnerable.  If you have anything prior to 2.5 you should be aware that your site is well out of date and you should take steps to migrate/upgrade as soon as possible.

The Joomla team release security patches/upgrades every month or so and these should be installed as soon as practicable.  We strongly recommend that a full site and database backup is taken first before any upgrade/patch or extension is installed.

Modules, Components, Plugins (Extensions)

Most people use extensions to add functionality to their Joomla sites.  It’s important that extensions are only downloaded from reputable sources and preferably are listed in the Joomla Extensions Directory. It’s always worth checking the comments and reviews left on the JED; to see other users’ experiences of the extension and to check how well supported the extension is.

As Joomla is updated it’s very likely that the extension requires updating too, so care should be taken to keep them up to date and remove any that are no longer needed.

If you have an older Joomla version and would like it upgraded or you have a site that badly needs some maintenance please call us on 0115 9621218 to have a chat about the way forward.  Joomla releases patches/upgrades every month or so and these should be installed as soon as practicable.

We can arrange ongoing maintenance support for a monthly fee as well as full upgrades/migrations.


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