The importance of constantly updating your joomla site.
So you've got an old Joomla 1.0 - 1.7 website, either for yourself or one of your businesses. While it may look and function perfectly fine, it's probably a good time to consider upgrading that website from an older Joomla to Joomla 2.5. It's important to understand the benefits of upgrading your website's backend, and security. You may ask yourself, "Why would I bother going through the trouble of upgrading to a new Joomla 2.5 when my old Joomla site is working perfectly fine?". It's not just about having the latest backend interface, the newer Joomla packages gives yor website a number of other important features such as:
- Security: (This is the most important reason to migrate your site) As of July 22 2009, Joomla 1.0 will no longer be supported. This means that Joomla will not be updating the 1.0 code going forward, which also means that any potential security "holes" will no longer be patched. Joomla hackers know that your 1.0 site is vulnerable, and are constantly looking to exploit this code. In a world of digital information, nothing reflects more poorly on your business' professionalism than a website in disarray due to a hacker.
- Support: Another consequence of having an older, outdated joomla site is that they are no longer being supported by many 3rd party extensions so they will no longer work with it. If you want your site to enjoy all of the latest and greatest components and plugins, you'll be out of luck with your older site.
- Search Engine Optimization: Many of today's best search engine optimization (SEO) tools don't work with older joomla sites. There's nothing better than getting your site on the first page of Google.
It is highly recommended to update Joomla sites. If you are using an even older version of Joomla series then every day you come closer to someone gaining access to your site and causing an unnecessary disruption to your website. The people of Joomla Development Working Group are constantly checking the code and making improvements to Joomla! But mostly on the newer packages
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