K2 Website Design provides professional Joomla upgrades and migrations from Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 to version 3.4.
Using Joomla is a great option for your company, but with any website software, there will come a time for upgrades. If you have used Joomla Website Design in the past, you know that newer versions of the software have been developed. It is a good idea that you upgrade your Joomla services when a newer version becomes available for both security and feature reasons. Upgrades will offer you new and improved features. The Joomla community is an open-source; companies and individuals are encouraged to give feedback, which Joomla uses to create better software and features for businesses and individuals to use.
K2 Website Design can make sure you have all of the new features available by helping you upgrade your Joomla services. The types of upgrades will depend on the latest version of Joomla you are currently using. Some features that are often upgraded include:
- Smart Search
- Adding User Notes
- Edit Page
- Search Engine Optimization Plug-Ins
- Multi-Database Support
- Bug Fixes
- And much more…
To ensure your version of Joomla is operating properly on servers, you will need to upgrade your services. Although the current version of Joomla may run, you will eventually encounter some issues that prevent your website from running smoothly. K2 Website Design can help you avoid the headaches that some individuals and businesses experience when upgrading Joomla services on their own. We can examine your current installation in detail, which will help us determine what upgrades your website needs.
Contact K2 Website Design today to learn more about how we can help with your Joomla upgrade services!
Official support for the 1.0 branch of Joomla ended in July of 2009, and official support of Joomla 1.5 was terminated in September of 2012. This means that if you are still running Joomla 1.5 your system is now considered outdated. All security updates for Joomla 1.5 have long past ended, and your website may be susceptible to bugs and hackers. The release of Joomla 3.4 in September of 2015 offers a handful of valuable new features and improvements.
Among these new features are Smart Search Technology, built in CAPTCHA, and multi-database support. The Smart Search feature pre-searches your content, and returns items based on the frequency of search terms and relevant content. It suggests alternative phrases, and its innovative pluggable adapter allows you to install new search adapters. The CAPTCHA system will work to protect your site from any spam or unwanted automated extraction of data from your site. The multi-database support allows you to run Joomla CMS on a variety of databases, and is no longer exclusive to MySQL and MySQLi.
Additionally, the new Joomla 3.4 is exceptionally user-friendly, and allows the user to; copy templates, add notes to the menus, add text filters, add images for the offline page, and use images and URL fields to create simple standardized layouts. The new Joomla also allows you to customize default message while in offline mode. You can set your site to offline mode during installation to prevent unauthorized people to view the site before it’s ready. The new feature in layouts allows your content creators to attach an image for the intro text in blog and featured layouts. This provides a cleaner, more consistent look.
At a glance, Joomla 3.4 is undoubtedly superior to Joomla 2.5. It is going to become exceedingly difficult to find a hosting company that has servers to support old Joomla websites. Updating your system to Joomla 3.4 will greatly increase your website’s core efficiency. Joomla 3.4 is faster, cleaner, and more consistent. The new and updated features will keep your system safe, yet allow you to make changes easily and promptly.