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Migrating to Joomla 4 when using mySites.guru

This is not an article telling you how to migrate Joomla 3 to Joomla 4. This is an article for mySites.guru subscribers on how to continue to use the mySites.guru service with their Joomla sites after migrating them.

Joomla 3 is nearing its end of life. and will reach its final resting date on August 17, 2023.

After that date no more Joomla 3 releases will be made. Not even if a security issue is found in Joomla 3!

In 2023, you should now be well on your way to migrating your Joomla 3 sites to Joomla 4.

The official Joomla roadmap is published here: https://developer.joomla.org/roadmap.html

Migrate or Upgrade?

The Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 is a migration – not an upgrade. You cannot expect, on most sites, to press a single button and upgrade from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4 – there are many many things to take into account.

Every single plugin, extension, modules, and template framework on your site needs to be compatible with Joomla 4 before you even consider it. Sometimes the only way to find this out is to do the migration and fix what breaks – one – at – a – time – and most commonly abandon half way through when “that one plugin I cannot live without that has not been updated for 5 years” is not compatible.

The Joomla project have published these guides – please ensure you have read these:

https://docs.joomla.org/Planning_for_Mini-Migration_-_Joomla_3.10.x_to_4.x

https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Joomla_3.x_to_4.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

https://docs.joomla.org/Pre-Update_Check

Can you migrate my site to Joomla 4 for a fixed fee?

No.

I dont offer a fixed fee service for Joomla 3 migrations as I cannot tell at the outset what the problems will be and what the outcome will be at the end.

The amount of things that can go wrong is exceptional – plus we could get a to a point, days in, where its impossible to deliver a site to the same level as the Joomla 3 site due to incompatible used and relied on extensions written for Joomla 3 without a Joomla 4 replacement.

How do I continue to use mySites.guru after migrating to Joomla 4?

Just like Joomla has, we have taken the decision to leave behind the legacy and old code compatible with very very old PHP versions and to publish a new connector specifically for Joomla 4, which uses new code, in a new way and is compatible only with the latest PHP versions (the same PHP versions Joomla 4 is compatible with).

Therefore the correct way to continue to use mySites.guru with your Joomla site is to:

  1. Remove the mySites.guru plugin from your Joomla 3 site.
  2. Delete the Joomla 3 site from mySites.guru
  3. Migrate your site to Joomla 4 – and once the site is stable, and online continue here…
  4. In your mySites.guru account use the “Add Another Site” button to generate a specific connector for Joomla 4 series only and install that in your Joomla 4 site admin.
  5. mySites.guru will connect and provide the same suite of services for your Joomla 4 site that you were used to with Joomla 3 sites – plus some Joomla 4 specific tools we have developed.

If you need any assistance with that process just ask!

Choose the Joomla 4 option in the top right of the popup

The digital dashboard for agencies and freelancers – manage all sites in one place.

In today’s blog post we are going to highlight some features that allow you oversight of all your sites principle information – in a single place – the mySites.guru dashboard. Having this information to hand, instead of spread over disparate systems, spreadsheets, post-it-notes allows you to make decisions much faster and see at a glance what needs doing.

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How to Tag sites in mySites.guru

Tagging sites allows you to quickly and easily organize and control your sites in our service.

mySites.guru already organizes your collection of sites in some of the most commonly used groupings (i.e.. Upgrades & Updates, Your Webserver Hosts, No SSL Certificate, etc.) but we know that no two web geniuses think alike, so we created the ability for you to group the sites you manage in as many groupings as you wish!

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69,000 WordPress, and Joomla Sites In One Place

That’s right we finally added the 69,000th website to the mySites.guru service, allowing customer to manage their security, best practice, backups and audits all in one place. Joomla or WordPress or ANY PHP based website!

#NoChickensHere

It was only a few months ago that we were celebrating 68,000 sites, but yet another 1000 sites have been added.

At the time of writing the live counter on the home page of mySites.guru, which reads in realtime the number of sites from our service, is at 69,171 ! 🎉

mySites.guru has been going for over a decade, but the increase in sites being added has started to increase recently – as we add more and more features, and yet have kept the same low subscription prices since 2012 !

Don’t take our word for it – we know we are great!

Please, don’t take our word for how great our service is, ask any of our subscribers – many of which are on twitter and have given us praise from their own accounts, so you can verify their authenticity – we dont have old, fake review statements on our site – no hot air here, just loyal customers, in public, telling it how it is on their own tweet timelines. We collate those on the https://mysites.guru/reviews/ page but you can click each to authenticate their authenticity.

Why use other “WordPress Only” services?

We know there are LOTS of “Manage Multiple Sites” services – we are not alone, but there are very few where you can manage Joomla, WordPress and literally any PHP based webspace all in the same control panel, with the same full features including best practice recommendations, security reviews, hacked files checker, performance metrics, uptime monitoring, Auditing of the complete webspace, file by file, line by line, and much more… like complete integration with the multi-award winning Akeeba Backup, All-In-One-Backup, Blue Flame Backup… along with a powerful backup scheduler allowing you complete control over the schedule of your backups, unlimited times!

Want to know what’s going on under the hood of your sites in REALTIME – we have that too!

And what about REALLY old versions? Got a Joomla 1.5.26 site? NO PROBLEM for mySites.guru – we are compatible all the way to Joomla 1.5.0!

Not convinced? Use our service for FREE for a whole MONTH!

That’s right – we are so convinced that you cannot live without our service that we will give you a whole first month for free!

Just sign up for a subscription and cancel before the end of your month and you will be charged absolutely nothing!

Find out how to get mySites.guru for free at https://mysites.guru/blog/how-to-get-mysites-guru-for-free-for-a-whole-month/

Need Extra Help? Or support for your sites connected to mySites.guru ? Sort use a ticket system or first line support!

Here at mySites.guru, you get direct line of contact to Phil Taylor – even use his personal email if you like at phil@phil-taylor.com – Phil is one of the longest running contributors to Joomla, since the mambo core development team days, and in 2020 in the top two code contributors to Joomla 4.

When you have a problem with your site, or need support for mySites.guru features there are no queues, no ticket systems – you get full and direct access to the developer who wrote the service, who knows each line of code of the service intimately. You get fixes fast.

Is your site hacked? No problem – I can fix that too for a SET fee! – no per hour quotes and estimates needed!

See the full details at https://fix.mySites.guru/

mySites.guru – is the dashboard that allows you to manage all these – WordPress, Joomla, PrestaShop, Magento – any PHP based webspace… all from one location!

#NoChickensHere

How to hide Joomla Post Installation Messages on 1000 sites with one click

Ok its 22:03PM Friday night and I have one more surprise feature for you, deployed and ready for your use this weekend! Enjoy!

One of the great features about Joomla is the Post Installation Message. However when you are managing 1000s of Joomla sites, it can be tiresome to silence these message and remove the notification in your Joomla admin console – This is no longer a problem for mySites.guru subscribers!

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One Click login to any Joomla or WordPress admin console

Even if you have forgotten your Joomla/WordPress username and password!

Along with all the amazing features of mySites.guru such as the snapshot, the white label reporting, the audit and backup features – there are a lot of little feature that I use every day that is so easily overlooked.

This is one of those: One click admin login.

Since 2017, you have been able to login from mySites.guru with a single click, 1000s of you already use this feature and we publish live statistics of this within your account

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