The release of Joomla 1.7 is not far away. In fact, the stable version (1.7.0) is scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 19 (new date!).
In this post, you’ll find some dates and information on upgrading to Joomla 1.7 from versions 1.5 and 1.6.
The Alpha version of 1.7 was released on June 5th.
Joomla 1.7.0 beta is targeted for release on Tuesday, June 28.
Top things to do to secure your Joomla website
Updated: 3/2/2011 (you can now download and view this as a checklist document for your reference and guidance)
Here’s my list of the top things to do to make sure that your not leaving security vulnerabilities in your Joomla website and that it runs smoothly each and every day…
- FIRSTLY MAKE SURE YOU ARE RUNNING THE LATEST RELEASED VERSION OF JOOMLA. Login to your Joomla site and look at the version number. If you are not running the latest version, download it and update your site straight away! At the time of writing this (Feb 2011) there are two major versions of Joomla. 1.6 is the latest brand new release and version 1.5.xx. If your site is using a 1.5.xx version make sure you upgrade to the latest version in that range e.g. 1.5.xx to 1.5.xx – do not jump to version 1.6 without a lot of testing and looking at the implications of doing so!
- If your database tables in MQSQL for Joomla have ‘jos_’ as the prefix, read this first tip:
Download EasySQL (http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/hosting-a-servers/database-management/2867) and rename the database prefix of our databases within MySQL from the jos_ prefix (if everyone wants more feedback on how to do this leave me a comment and I’ll create a blog entry )
- Create a spreadsheet grid showing all your Joomla websites against modules / version installed in each site with dates and links to latest versions (this should be reviewed and signed off every month)
Based on an original work by Matthew Thomson (ignitejoomlaextensions.com)You can create Four types of galleries:
* Classic (Standard Interface)
* Flash (Flash Interface)
* Maps (Google Maps Interface)
* External sources (Picasa or Flickr)
* Several visual display parameters to choose from including ‘Classic’ and ‘Flash’.
* Short and full descriptions can be added to each gallery and set to display or not.
* Additional images can be inserted in the full description.
* Galleries can be edited after being created.
* Folders’ write permissions are displayed in the backend when gallery folders are created or edited.
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