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Joomla 3.7.2 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that an update has been released in Joomla 3.7.2. Please, upgrade your Joomla installation from the recent Joomla 3.7.1 as soon as possible to patch the security issues. This release fixes any bugs you may have encountered along with several other minor improvements for Joomla to run effectively. Always remember to take backups before running upgrades. If you need help upgrading your website, contact us today.


Joomla 3.7.1 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that a serious security update has been released in Joomla 3.7.1. Please, upgrade your Joomla installation from the recent Joomla 3.7.0 release as soon as possible to patch the security issues. Always remember to take backups before running upgrades. If you need help upgrading your website, contact us today.


Joomla 3.6.5 Released

WebCitz would like to inform you that a security update has been released in Joomla 3.6.5. Please upgrade your Joomla installation as soon as possible to patch the security issues in your Joomla installation, should your website function off the Joomla CMS Platform. Always remember to take backups before running upgrades!

  • Inadequate ACL checks in the Beez3 com_content article layout override enables a user to view restricted content.
  • Inadequate filesystem checks allowed files with alternative PHP file extensions to be uploaded.
  • Incorrect use of unfiltered data stored to the session on a form validation failure allows for existing user accounts to be modified; to include resetting their username, password, and user group assignments.

Joomla Security Update – 3.4.5 Released

Joomla has released an update to fix inadequate filtering of request data which leads to a SQL Injection vulnerability. This affects Joomla versions 3.2.0 through 3.4.4. Please upgrade to 3.4.5 to get the latest patches. If you need assistance, please contact us!


Joomla Security Update – 3.4.4 Released

Joomla has released an update to fix inadequate escaping which leads to XSS vulnerability in the login module. This affects Joomla versions 3.4.0 through 3.4.3. Please upgrade to 3.4.4 to get the latest patches. If you need assistance, please contact us!


Joomla 2.5 Support Ended

Support for Joomla 2.5 ended on December 31, 2014, so what does this mean for websites that are running Version 2.5? Whenever a content management system or CMS changes its structure or updates, a migration is recommended. Since 2.5 is no longer supported, potential security problems can occur since security patches become discontinued and older versions of Joomla are not maintained.

If you want to upgrade your Joomla Version, you would be running on Joomla 3.3.6 which features new functionality and a new admin area. Although adding articles and images are the same, the look of the admin area is updated and some things are moved around. Refer to the image below to see the newest admin area design.

Upgrading your Joomla version can be a long or short process depending on the number of extensions you utilize as well as how heavily customized your site is. WebCitz will do the work for you in a maintenance block of time. The process can take anywhere from four to ten hours with turnaround times being about a week. If you have time on your account and would like to update your Joomla version, or need to schedule a new maintenance block, feel free to contact us!

Joomla 2.5 Admin Area

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Joomla 3.3.6 Admin Area

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Joomla 2.5.27, 3.2.5 and 3.3.6 Released

Joomla has released updates to fix issues ranging from “inadequate checking allowed the potential for a denial of service attack” and “inadequate checking allowed the potential for remote files to be executed” in its previous releases. Please update to 2.5.27, 3.2.5 or 3.3.6 to get the latest versions. If you need assistance, please contact us!


Joomla 3.2.5 and 3.3.4 Released

Joomla has released Joomla 3.2.5 and Joomla 3.3.4 to fix inadequate escaping leads to XSS vulnerability in com_media and inadequate checking allowed unauthorised logins via LDAP authentication, respectively. Please upgrade at your convenience.


Joomla 2.5.25 Security Release

Joomla 2.5.25 has been released which addresses a moderate level security issue. Please update as soon as possible!


USPS API Updates Coming September 7 & September 28, 2014

USPS is making two changes to its API this month on September 7th and September 28th which may impact your ecommerce storefronts. USPS is changing a few uncommon shipping services and country names on September 7th, 2014 and dropping support for their RateV3 API on September 28th, 2014. If you have an ecommerce website running Magento 1.5.1.0 or newer you are in the clear, but if your version is older you will need to consider installing the patch released by WebShopApps. If you are running an ecommerce website on an older version of some other ecommerce platform you will need to look into whether or not this USPS API update will impact your website prior to the dates mentioned. Please let us know if you need assistance!