In the last few days, a number of clients have reported an email via their website contact page from "Amy", who claims the website is not accessible or compatible with a screen reader, and offering assistance.
Several members of the Australian Joomla community have also reported clients receiving this email, and there is even a Whirlpool thread about it. In all cases, the email address and content is the same. Interestingly, we haven't received the email to OUR website yet!
In 2017 the Yarra Valley Hockey Club approached us to discuss issues with their existing 8 year old Wordpress website - it didn't look great, lots of the content was out of date and/or duplicated, things kept breaking, and key users were being email-spammed. It also didn't come up on any Google searches.
We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all clients a Merry Christmas, and a safe and Happy New Year. ????
The WebSolutionZ office closes on Friday 21 December 2018 and will re-open on Monday 21 January 2019. Website maintenance, security and backups continue on 24/7 as always.
In the next 2 weeks we will be upgrading all WebSolutionZ-hosted websites to a new website server. The new server will deliver significant performance enhancements, which means all client websites will become faster and more secure.
The new server offers SAS SSD storage, higher bandwidth limits and a 99.9% Uptime Guarantee, as well as free Comodo SSL Certificates. It's time to say goodbye to LetsEncrypt and hello Comodo!
Joomla! 3.9 - known as "The Privacy Tool Suite" - is now available.
The Privacy Tool Suite was primarily created to assist European Joomla users with handling the new privacy requirements implemented via the GDPR in May 2018. However, some of the functionality is proving to be very useful for the rest of us as well!
Recently a client requested a simpler way for certain users to add new content to their Latest News blog.
Much as I love Joomla for the flexibility and vast multitude of options it allows, the flipside is that in some cases, there are just too many options for an end user with simple requirements.
A couple of weeks ago we launched a new Joomla site, that replaced an old Wordpress site. It's not a large site, but all of those 404shield security exceptions are bots searching our new website for a Wordpress login page. This is literally 98% of the bad traffic blocked in the last 2 weeks!