It's Joomla update time! Joomla Version 3.46 was released today. It has one critical and 3 lower level security updates. Regular McColley Marketing Media clients are being updated free today and tomorrow.
I know a business not 5 miles from here that has been hacked. Their design is gone and their home page, which is now just text on a white background, has several links to casinos. I'd post a link but I'm not 100% sure it doesn't have a virus or other malware that could infect your computer. That site was running an outdated (and very insecure) version of Joomla. Every couple of weeks there's a new Joomla update to fix problems and introduce new features. Its free. What I find amazing is that there are still sites running the Joomla 1.5 version that first came out in 2012. It very insecure and does not get updates. The only solution is to upgrade.
Unfortunately, upgrading from Joomla 1.5 isn't a small task. While today's 3.46 Joomla update is just a click to update from 3.45, that's not the story with Joomla 1.5. Lots of manual changes means more time spent and a higher price. I'm offering an upgrade special of $400 for anyone who wants to secure their site (limited time). That price doesn't include the cost of paid extensions or upgrading a site using VirtueMart, since there are many other considerations there (we'll upgrade those for you, but there is more labor involved). If a $400 Joomla update seems high, think about the cost of a new website should you get hacked. Give me a call and we'll lock your site up. McColley Marketing Media has been working with Joomla since before Version 1.0. Since Joomla just turned 10, that's a lot of Joomla update experience!
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