mySites.guru Feature Highlights

Reasons why Digital Agencies ❤️ our service!

Backup All Your Joomla & WP Sites Easily – With One Button in mySites.guru

Ok, I screwed up. I admit it and Im sorry. We recently introduced Unlimited Backup Schedules per site and in doing so introduced a logic bug that caused us to remove the “Backup All Sites” in one go feature.

Lets talk about that – tl;dr; The Backup All Sites button has returned!!! 🙂

One of the unique qualities our service has always had, is the way we develop in a very agile way – responding to emerging hack threats, security incidents – and requests from our loyal customers! This means we can quickly and seamlessly implement and deploy new features at the drop of a hat’s notice. With Zero Downtime. Same Day, sometimes many times a day!

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Manage Multiple Joomla And WordPress Sites With Your Whole Team

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of team management features in mySites.guru. You can now add (unlimited, of course) additional team members to your account, assigning them their own permissions, sites and settings.

You can use this, to give your digital agency staff members access to your full list of Joomla and WordPress sites in your single dashboard, or you can limit their access to managing a few Joomla sites in one place, or just WordPress sites – it’s up to you!

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mySites.guru powers through 60,000 Joomla and WordPress Sites Managed

Firstly a huge thank you to our loyal subscribers, a large number of which have been with us since our very first month in 2012 when we launched.

mySites.guru is a unique service for managing Joomla and WordPress sites.

Others have attempted to replicate our service but none have come even close. Any service can do updates and backups – but we are light years ahead with unique tools and services not found anywhere else in other services.

Last weekend, we connected our 60,000 live site to the mySites.guru service.

There have been many more than 60,000 sites connected in total, but we only log the ACTIVE number of sites connected, and in our database in real-time.

We don’t track, log, record the number of sites that have been added and then removed over the years, once a site is deleted.

I just wanted to say a huge thanks to those that are ending 2020 with their subscriptions to mySites.guru – your investment in our success has been reinvested into making the service a huge success – much more is in the plans for 2020, some of which has been kept top secret as I work on it.

Thank you.

Enjoy your holiday festive Christmas period…. but keep an eye out, Joomla 3.9.14 will be released next Tuesday (I’m guessing, well I know, but its still a guess).

Manage Your Joomla 4 Sites with mySites.guru

Its been 9 years in development, but Joomla 4 will be released on 17th August 2021 🎉🎉

mySites.guru is fully compatible with Joomla 4.0.0 Stable, and is in fact fully compatible with all Joomla versions from Joomla 1.5.0 onwards – even if the site is hacked and compromised, our tools still work and give you award winning solutions to find issues, follow and learn best practice, backup and monitor your Joomla sites.

There is a dedicated version of Akeeba Backup Professional for Joomla 4 also. Thanks Nic!

Notes for those with mySites.guru subscriptions:

mySites.guru never performs Joomla upgrades automatically. You have to manually login and request that mySites.guru performant an upgrade.

Due to issues when Joomla 3.10.0 was first released, which, after upgrading to Joomla 3.10.0, the Joomla site would then show a one-click-upgrade path to Joomla 4.0.0 by mistake in Joomla Admin – we went ahead and then made it IMPOSSIBLE to upgrade from Joomla 3.10.0 to Joomla 4.0.0 using mySites.guru – it simply cannot be done.

Joomla 3.10.0 to Joomla 4.0.0 was never an easy upgrade – it was always going to be a migration.

Now the Joomla project accept there were issues and have moved Joomla 4.0.0 to the NEXT update stream, so that Joomla 3.10.0 doesnt see it as an available upgrade unless you have manually selected the update stream.

https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Joomla_3.10_points_to_4.0_while_it_claims_to_be_on_the_Default_update_server
https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/pull/35214

It is never going to be possible in the future to use mySites.guru to upgrade from Joomla 3.10.0 to Joomla 4.0.0. This is also because we have decided our Joomla 4 and Joomla 3 connector plugins will be different to take advantage of the new minimum version of PHP (7.2.5) that Joomla 4 has.

In order to migrate your site to Joomla 4.0.0 you need to perform a mini-migration – this includes checking all templates, extensions, plugins and modules for compatibility – DO NOT RELY ON THE PRE UPDATE CHECKER – it will flat out lie to you, a known issue!

DO NOT perform a Joomla 4 mini-migration/upgrade on a live site. Ever.
This is something that needs preparation, planning and testing on a development copy of the site first.
BACKUP before and TEST YOUR BACKUPS.

To migrate a site already connected to mySites.guru:

— Uninstall the mySites.guru system plugin
— Delete the site from mySites.guru
— Perform the mini-migration to Joomla 4
— Use the Add Another Site process to generate the Joomla 4 specific plugin and install that to your live Joomla 4 site to reconnect to mySites.guru.

67,000 Joomla And WordPress sites trust mySites.guru for their update management

Just two short months ago we were celebrating 66,000 sites, today we are pleased to celebrate 67,000!

On average, our amazing subscribers are adding 500 new Joomla or WordPress sites a month to our service, that’s 6000 sites a year!

mySites.guru is a unique service to assist you in ensuring all your Joomla and WordPress sites are following the best practice, have backups, are monitored, and gives you a suite of unique tools to investigate under the hood of your site, checking each and every line of code in your webspace for hacks are much much more… 

Sign up today at https://manage.mysites.guru/

Thank you.

“I just want to say a personal thank you to all those that are subscribers and have been since we launched in 2012, you know who you are – your energy, suggestions and feature requests keep me on my toes daily striving to be the best service that we can possibly be.“

~Phil Taylor – Founder of mySites.guru

Create Custom Client White Label Reports for your Joomla and WordPress sites

Following on from our release of the Whitelabeled reporting tool for Joomla and WordPress sites in mySites.guru, we are pleased to announce that we have just launched the Custom Report Designer for the Whitelabeled report tool.

This feature allows you to create UNLIMITED (unlimited, as is everything in mySites.guru) custom templates for your reports, which can then be assigned to your scheduled (and manually run) report configurations.

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How to test your site performance with Lighthouse audits in mySites.guru

Continuing a month of amazing feature additions, including Team Management, Team Impersonation, Better Screenshots, we are pleased to announce that you can now run a Performance Audit on your homepage with the amazing Lighthouse Audit tool, right there in your mySites.guru account!

This is the same tool used by Google PageSpeed Insights. No chickens here.

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