Upgrading to Joomla 4 ?

Joomla Website Security

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We offer a range of Joomla Website Security Services to help you keep your Joomla website secure. We provide Joomla Website Security Audit and deep scans as part of our comprehensive service. Joomla website un-hack service and Joomla website monitoring. Bespoke solutions available.

Joomla Website Security

Custom Joomla Websites

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Custom or bespoke Joomla websites are designed and built to your exact requirements and come with a bespoke Joomla template. From initial design & planning your website will be unique to your business and built to your exact specification. Try our Joomla website package price builder.

Joomla Website Development


Custom Joomla Templates

Custom and Bespoke Joomla Templates

Responsive, mobile friendly custom Joomla templates are designed and built to your exact specification to provide your website with a unique and custom built Joomla template. Already have a design? We provide a Joomla template conversion service. Try our custom Joomla template price builder.

Custom Joomla Templates


Specialists in Joomla Web Development & Support

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Joomla Support Services

We have a wide range of Joomla support services. Choose from a monthly support contract or annual Joomla support retainer. Both solutions include two free Joomla website audits per year and monthly support customers receive a monthly site security scan to check for hacks plus we install Joomla maintenence updates.

Joomla Support Services

Unhack Joomla Website

If you know or suspect your Joomla website has been hacked then we offer a range of both entry level and premium services to fix and unhacked your Joomla website. We will fix and de-hack your Joomla website and recommend what you need to do to secure your website in the future to avoid being hacked again.

Joomla unhack service

Managed Joomla Hosting

One of the biggest causes of hacked Joomla websites is poor hosting set-up and not installing updates to Joomla and Joomla extensions. Our servers are configured for Joomla and our Managed Joomla Hosting service includes installing maintenace updates to Joomla and 3rd party extensions plus website support.

Managed Joomla Hosting

Joomla Site Development

Bespoke or custom Joomla websites are designed and built to your exact requirements and come with a responsive custom Joomla template. From initial design & planning your website will be unique to your business and built to your exact specification. To give you an idea of the cost we provide a Joomla website price builder.

Custom Joomla websites

Joomla Website Package Builder

In addition to our custom built Joomla websites we also offer a number of off-the-shelf website packages from £525.00 and E-Commerce website packages from £1225.00. Try our website package builder. Select a package and then customise by adding and removing features to meet your requirements and budget.

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Joomla 1.0 & 1.5 Migrations

In addition to standard Joomla upgrades we also undertake large and complex Joomla migrations from Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 to the latest version of Joomla including extension data. We have extensive experience in migrating Joomla 1.0 & 1.5 migrations, including sites with over 6000 articles. We are also able to bulk create user accounts.

Joomla 1.0 & 1.5 Migrations

Pre-upgrade checklist     Joomla 4 pre-upgrade audit    Joomla 4 upgrade service     Joomla 4 training       When your Joomla 4 upgrade fails!

Is your Joomla 3 website ready to upgrade to Joomla 4?

Pre upgrade checklist:

  • Have you checked your server/hosting account meets Joomla 4's minimum system requirements?
  • Will all your 3rd party extensions work with Joomla 4?
  • Is there a Joomla 4 compatible version for your 3rd party extensions?
  • Is there a Joomla 4 version of your template available?
  • What are your options if you cannot upgrade your website to Joomla 4?

Before upgrading you will need to carryout the Joomla 3.10 pre-upgrade check of your website and carryout all the upgrade work on a copy of your website, before attempting to upgrade your live website.

In the early days of a new version release, there will inevitably be bugs, so our recommendation is that you wait at least 2-3 months before upgrading your website, unless you only have a vanilla install of Joomla, with no third party extensions.

If you are unsure of where to start, we are offering a Joomla 4 security and pre-upgrade audit.

What included in our pre-upgrade Joomla 4 security and pre-upgrade audit:

  • Check which version of Joomla and 3rd party extensions are installed
  • Check your Joomla website and extensions have been correctly installed and configured
  • Review your extensions and check that there is a Joomla 4 compatible version
  • Is there a Joomla 4 compatible template upgrade available
  • If there isn't a Joomla 4 compatible version of your extensions or template, then we can recommend suitable alternatives
  • Review your hosting environment and check that it meets the minimum server requirements for Joomla 4
  • Review your Joomla configuration is correct
  • Check your Joomla website and extensions have been correctly installed and configured
  • Scan your website files for potentially malicious code
  • Check if all the extensions you have installed used/required?
  • Check against the know extension vulnerabilities list
  • Optional extra - proof of concept upgrade

Cost of our pre-upgrade Joomla 4 security and pre-upgrade audit is £195.00. If you would also like us to also carry out a proof of concept upgrade, at the same time, this can be included for an additional charge from £125.00. Costs will depend on the number of extensions you have installed. Proof of concept upgrade is where we take a copy of your website and carry out an upgrade from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4, 3rd party extensions and template to make sure everything is compatible and working correctly.

Before upgrading your website or carrying out a proof of concept upgrade, you will need to have active subscriptions for any paid extensions and tempates.

Joomla 4 Upgrade Service

Prices will vary, depending on how many extensions and plug-ins you have installed, if there are Joomla 4 versions of the extensions available, or if we need to remove incompatible extensions and source, install and configure new extensions. Your Joomla 3 template will not be compatible with Joomla 4, so this will also need to be upgraded or replaced.

Joomla 4 training

The Joomla 4 administrator area has had a complete redesign. There are some new features to learn and some old features that have been removed. All our training courses are now available for both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4.

We also have a new 2 hour Joomla 4 Orientation Course, specially designed for existing Joomla 3 Administrators.

When your Joomla 4 upgrade fails

If you have gone ahead with your Joomla 4 upgrade, but it has failed, you will need to restore from a recent backup. If you are having trouble restoring, or you don't have a backup to restore too, please contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

Joomla Training in a Friendly, relaxed atmosphere - One to one Joomla training, now available via Microsoft Teams, to suit your learning style.

Sarah Hayes - 443i Web Development
Joomla Web Development & Wordpress Web Development
103a London Road
ME10 1NR.

0330 133 2939

443i Web Development is a trading style of Sarah Hayes Web Development