Why Joomla Matters

Probably the biggest issue you face when sticking with an older version of Joomla is its security vulnerabilities. As newer versions of Joomla come out, older ones are no longer supported.

Joomla is one of the best content management systems available today. With over 50 million downloads, Joomla is also one of the most commonly-used web content systems. However, many businesses are not keeping up to date on their Joomla updates. Keeping up with the latest version of Joomla is vital for the sake of your website's overall health and security.

On this page, we'll give you the two big reasons why you should consider keeping your Joomla updated. Then, we’ll tell you how we can help you with your Joomla needs.

The SEO Advantages of Updating Joomla

If your version of Joomla is older than the 2.5 version, this may cause a few problems for your website's SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

SEO is important if you want your business to be easy for search engines to find. But many of the plugins that help Google, Bing, and Yahoo find your page are only available to those Joomla users who have updated to a newer version of Joomla.

The SEO world moves at an incredibly rapid pace. Many companies are now competing for the top spots in a countless number of keywords, which means that the key to survival is keeping your web content systems on the cutting edge of techonology.

If you want to rank well with search engines, one of the things you have to do is make sure your Joomla is up to date.

Joomla Updates Are Vital for Security Purposes

Probably the biggest issue you face when sticking with an older version of Joomla is its security vulnerabilities. As newer versions of Joomla come out, older ones are no longer supported.

So, let us say you’re using Joomla 1.5, which stopped being supported all the way back in 2012. What this means is that it’s no longer getting security support; the service is no longer making sure your website is invulnerable to hackers. Because of this, the older systems are now very susceptible to potential hackers.

No security support means more hackers, more hackers means more potential malware attacks on your site, and more attacks on your site can lead to all sorts of frustrating problems.

A loss of respect, information, and worse can result from a site that can easily be hacked. This makes it imperative that you upgrade to the newest version of Joomla.

How We Can Help You

If all of this seems confusing to you, don’t worry. Many companies out there don’t have employees well-versed in Joomla, or even just cybersecurity in general. That’s especially true for small businesses, which can be strapped for time and labor even when you don’t factor in their computer science needs.

What’s one of the best solutions? Coming to us, of course!

We will include one year of monthly preventative maintenance—that means all the stuff like CMS updates, updates to extensions/plug-ins, malware scan protection, and a monthly backup of the website.

Does That Sound Like A Good Deal To You?

If so, we'd love to hear from you! To get started, we require an initial investment of 25% of our fee before work begins and then the remainder payable in eleven equal installments. All work is guaranteed to be bug free for 30-days post-launch. Our services start at $1,500, but our websites are not cookie-cutter. Since we provide custom Joomla development, costs vary depending on project scope and complexity.

Ready to start? Complete our Website Planning Guide/Client Questionnaire, and we will follow-up with you to schedule your free, half hour consultation with a Joomla consultant.