Creating a website is a piece of cake nowadays. Managing a successful website can be tricky, at times. A good administrator is familiar with the "Less Is More" concept and applies it to the site's structure and design, however a GREAT administrator understands that it takes more than a stylized template to attract fresh customers.

We have compiled a list of 10 suggestions for running a blooming Joomla! website, based on our extended experience and customer impressions.

Joomla! is famous for being one of the most versatile content management systems available, and despite its encountered hardships, it still sways more and more users to join the community with every passing year. Celebrating 10 years of quality structure in 2015, Joomla! CMS comes with a friendly, but firm reminder: Upgrade your J! 2.5 websites to the new stable version! 

Since by the end of June 2015 all Joomla 2.5 extensions will be removed from JED (Joomla extension Directory), we strongly recommend to upgrade all your 2.5 websites as soon as possible.

In the world of Joomla! CMS, you can choose pretty much any functionality for your website. As the Internet is expanding and an insatiable demand for information exchange is driving users to always look for the better, the faster, the catchier places to virtually hang out, we find ourselves drifting further apart from each other. For such technological evolution, we needed a solution to keep our emotional needs up with the pace.

Statistically speaking, 5% of U.S. citizens who are in a marriage or a committed relationship state they began their love story online [1]. The phenomenon of online dating has turned into a billion-dollar industry in less than 10 years! Sensing this increased demand a while ago, thePHPFactory has develop
ed one of the most popular Joomla! extension for virtual romantics - Love Factory Users benefit from fully editable member pages and custom fields which can be set by the website administrator. With just a few clicks, Love Factory can be configured to be the ultimate dating solution for Joomla! enthusiasts, as shown on the Demo Server.

Even if you may think that your site has nothing worth stealing, there are for sure tens of attempts daily that you are not even aware of. A lot of so called "script kiddies" are running automated intrusion attempts on lists of sites, lists that may include your website. Securing your Joomla website is a blend of careful planning, making sure you run the latest software versions, and always keeping up with the latest community announcements. There are some tips that help you secure your website and allow you to have a better protection against attackers.

On November 11th, our Team uncovered a major vulnerability in the OpenCart based Joomla Extensions MijoShop and AceShop that allows any malicious user to get access to your website.

The threat level is very high and we urge any user that has a live installation of these two 3rd-party extensions to act immediately! We advise that users should ask the developers of these extensions for a security-update, but in the meantime we provide an easy fix for both extensions, in order to help the webmasters community.

We have confirmed the vulnerability in MijoShop version 2.4.x and 2.5.x, Aceshop version 4.1.x
At the moment of the discovery the latest versions (all affected) were MijoShop 2.5.1 and Aceshop 4.1.3

Update - Mijoshop 2.5.2 is out including the fix for this issue. We urge users that have active subscription to download the official update from the developer website.