Are you and your Joomla website ready to upgrade to Joomla 4 ?

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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.

Sarah Hayes is a Joomla developer and Joomla web designer with over 15 years experience designing and building complex Joomla websites. Joomla Expert with over 13 years of experience with Joomla and over 23 years web desing and development experience.

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

0330 133 2939


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