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Joomla Migration Analysis

Joomla is an excellent content management system that is evolving to be better every day. The Joomla! 1.5.x series had been the most successful release thus far, however, this release has reached its end-of-life on December 2012. 

This would mean that no more security releases or bug fixes are coming out by the Joomla! Guys. And that leads towards the vulnerability of the outdated scripts or any outdated third party extension that could provide a backdoor to hackers to come and add malware to your website. 

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Risks of not upgrading your Joomla Software

Joomla 1.5 has reached its End-Of-Life in April 2012 and there is no support for this version of Joomla since December 2012. This would mean that any websites running on Joomla 1.5 websites could be vulnerable to hackers through any security hole in some out dated extension scripts or any issues with Joomla Core. If your website had been running on Joomla 1.5 for long now and there weren't any issues with this before, that is great. But, there could be issues now since there are no more security patches.  

What is the risk of not upgrading Joomla?

If you run your website with a security risk and potential vulnerabilities and stay at the outdated version, there is a great chance of your website going down any moment. If your website is hacked and become a source of malware or is under phishing attack, then, depending upon the severity of the hack, your website will either have to clean the hack first or take it completely down and rebuild. The costs involved with cleaning and fixing the hack on a website are much higher then taking the preventive measures in timely manner and keeping your website software up-to-date. 

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Trivial Exploit Threatens Outdated Joomla! Sites

If your website is running on Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) and you haven't applied any critical security releases lately or didnt upgrade to the latest version, please take some time to do that. There are quite a few trivial exploits to the outdated versions of Joomla especially to Joomla 1.5.x, Joomla 1.6, Joomla 1.7 and the versions released before Joomla 2.5.13 and Joomla 3.1.4. An exploit could allow users to inject malicious content into your website that would turn it into a malware trap or phishing hub for the visitors. 

Joomla 1.5.x

This version of Joomla! has long been outdated now. Since December 31, 2012, no security releases or bug fixes are coming up for this version of Joomla and hence it is vulnerable and open to hackers. Infact, most Joomla! sites based on Joomla 1.5.x are being hacked everyday - yours could be the next. We can help your migrate your website to latest and secure release of Joomla! without any data loss. You can learn more about migration and can request a Free Joomla Migration Analysis here. 

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How to preview an article in Joomla before publishing


While creating article we wish to visualize how the content will layout on the frontend of the website before finally publishing it. Unfortunately Joomla! doesnot provide an easy preview button in the backend artile editor to display the content behavior on frontend. No worries, this blog post will walk you through the process on how to review the frontend behavior of an article.

Approach 1

What you need to do is to change the status of the article to "Archive". Once you do that you will no longer find the article in the article manager unless you hit the Archive tab. In the archive manager locate your desired article and note down its ID present at the end of the article detailes.

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