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Joomla 2.5 will reach “End Of Life” at midnight on December 31st

Joomla 2.5 End of Life Coming Soon

Joomla 2.5 will reach "End Of Life" at midnight on December 31st. That's coming up soon! At that time, Joomla will no longer provide bug fixes, features, or security updates for version 2.5. All focus on updates, fixes and security will be on Joomla version 3.

So, for security, compatibility and performance purposes, now is the perfect time to make sure you have the latest available update of Joomla (3.3 or higher). Whether you just need a simple update, or you're ready for a major overhaul, 'Universe Design' can handle your Joomla update for you, to help ensure you, your site visitors and customers have as smooth an experience as possible.

The great news is, the Joomla Programming Leadership Team has gone to great lengths to ensure the transition from 2.5 to 3.x will be less the tricky migration path of old (think of the horrors of upgrading from 1.5 to 2.5), and more of an update.

When updating your Joomla site from 2.5 to 3.x on your own, don't forget, it's important to make sure your templates, plus all of your extensions — components, plugins and modules — are ready for the update to the new responsive and mobile-ready version of Joomla too. At 'Universe Design', we always recommend backing up your entire site, and testing the site updates or upgrades on a development (separate, private) server first, to ensure all data and content is intact, and all functionality is properly operating, among other testing methods.

Make A Positive Difference In Your Community This Year

Written by Cliff Pfeifer | 01 January 2016 | Published in 2016 JANUARY

With a new year upon us and the 10 year anniversary of Joomla behind us we’re all looking to the future. This is the beginning of a new era in the Joomla community and what we do this year will shape our future. As individuals we have the power to change the community for the better and there is no better time than now to make positive changes. Here are some ways we can make a positive difference in our community this year.
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Joomla 4.0 Alpha 1 Released for Testing

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 1 for download.
What’s new in Joomla 4.0 so far?
Removal of deprecated functions from Joomla 3.x
Reworked installer for a quicker and more intuitive user experience
New templates using Bootstrap 4
Reworked Application for Consoles
Integration of Joomla Framework packages
What is this release for?
There is one goal for this release: to allow advance testing of custom extensions so that extension developers can report any problems well before the final release.
This release includes most of the Joomla Core library changes that will be included with version 4.0.0. Some of these changes will require small changes to extensions.
For a complete list of known backward compatibility issues for version 4.0, please see Potential backward compatibility issues in Joomla 4.0 in the documentation site.
Joomla 4.0 is known to not be mobile compatible nor upgradable from Joomla 3.9 at this point.
For the full known issues with the 4.0 alpha-1 release, please see the version 4.0 Alpha-1 FAQ in the documentation site.

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