mySites.guru Feature Highlights

Reasons why Digital Agencies ❤️ our service!

Over 66,000 Joomla and WordPress Sites trust mySites.guru service

Just two months ago, we were here announcing that mySites.guru had surpassed 65,000 connected Joomla and WordPress sites.

Today we celebrate a new milestone in mySites.guru history! 66000+ Sites!

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/

This is another period of incredible growth!

Yeah any service can backupupdate and monitor a site. But not all services are created equal.

Ours is invested into daily, new code deployed multiple times a day – every day. We react and respond to emerging threats, add new hack signatures and patterns daily, and our detection of Joomla and WordPress hacks in file is second to none due to my hands on approach to investigating every single hack personally.

We have been adding some amazing new features, some announced in our blog , but many not, the blog posts include:

On Christmas Day 2020 we revealed a brand new platform

The new platform is now Powered by PHP 8 – yes that’s right, bang up to date PHP version, and also running Symfony 5.2.1, bang up to date.

This means we can now power ahead in releasing new features at an incredible rate and be future proofed.

We also removed a lot of the technical debt that we had gained over the years, deleting over 500,000 lines of code, and deploying over 1million lines of code!

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

Integrate mySites.guru to Alfred Workflow on Mac

You can now install our Alfred Workflow, and get quick easy access to all your sites within mySites.guru!

Wait! What is Alfred? Why should I use it?

Alfred is an award-winning app for macOS which boosts your efficiency with hotkeys, keywords, text expansion and more. Search your Mac and the web, and be more productive with custom actions to control your Mac.

Seriously, if you are using a Mac Computer you should be using Alfred.

I have mine mapped to CMD+SPACE and just by hitting that keyboard combination I get instant access to so many features

Check out the Mac app – for FREE – at https://www.alfredapp.com

What is a Alfred Workflow?

A workflow can be thought of as a plugin or extension. It adds additional functionality to Alfred.

You need the Alfred PowerPack to use workflows which is £34 (or £59 lifetime) but its still totally worth it, for the productivity you will gain. Its also very addictive to create your own workflows and power up your productivity to new levels – how do you think I work so fast? haha.

How to integrate mySites.guru with Alfred

Simple.

  1. Once you have Alfred and the Powerpack enabled, just download our Workflow
  2. press your Alfred shortcut (Mine is CMD+SPACE) and then type “my” (without the quotes) then a space
  3. Instantly you will see a list of menu items you can choose
  4. Select an item and hit enter and your browser will load that page!

Full Integration with YOUR account.

Furthermore, you can enable public pages in your mySites.guru account, to obtain a token.

A token is just a string like smk4md33zf223efmg6y3bgbbo7mmeu63 (demo token, not real!)

You do that on the Public Site Screenshots page https://manage.mysites.guru/en/sites/screenshots

This token can then be configured in the workflow (Edit the workflow in Alfred, and paste the token in the place of the placeholder ENTER_TOKEN_HERE in the script), and will give you access to MORE features, such as listing all your sites in the Alfred search, and allowing you to jump direct to the Manage Site page for a site, making getting to the right place as simple as the following keystrokes (for a site called mySites.guru)

CMD+SPACE 
my 
SPACE 
mys 
ENTER

that’s all I type to get to the Manage Site page for mySites.guru site in my mySites.guru account ha! The “mys” filters the site list.

Keep an eye on your Joomla and WordPress SSL Certificate Expirations with mySites.guru

You already know that mySites.guru is an amazing unique dashboard, bringing together information from all your Joomla and WordPress sites in one place, but there are some smaller features that we, and our customers just take for granted, as they only activate when something goes wrong.

SSL Certificate checks are one such feature that gets invoked when things go wrong with your site, and when you really need to be alerted to it.

Continue reading “Keep an eye on your Joomla and WordPress SSL Certificate Expirations with mySites.guru”

We now manage over 68000 Joomla, WordPress and PHP sites with mySites.guru

We are pleased to hit another milestone last month, adding our 68,000th site to mySites.guru, launching a new Uptime Monitoring for Joomla and WordPress sites, within mySites.guru and much more new features – including the ability to add any PHP based webspace to mySites.guru!

But that was not all.

August 2021 saw Joomla 4.0.0 Stable released by the Joomla project!

mySites.guru has been fully compatible with Joomla 4 throughout its development cycle, and we have added some Joomla 4 specific tools to our Admin Tools for Joomla in the mySites.guru console.

Our current advice is this: Update ALL YOUR Joomla sites to Joomla 3.10.x ASAP! Seriously, just do it, the upgrade from Joomla 3.9.28 to 3.10.x is a small, simple upgrade!.

… then backup your site, restore this backup somewhere else and TEST your clone of your site with an upgrade to Joomal 4.0.x, fixing all the compatibility issues with extensions etc. There is a lot of help on the Joomla Wiki about this migration.

Akeeba Backup updates

There has been considerable changes under the hood with the JSON API for Akeeba backup, and while other services are still playing catchup, the mySites.guru service has been fully compatible with these changes for a long time.

If your Akeeba Backup Professional is up to date, then mySites.guru can use that to back up your WordPress or Joomla site!

But wait, there is MORE! You can now use Akeeba Backup SOLO Professional, with mySites.guru, to backup ANY PHP Webspace! Awesome! mySites.guru is the only remote service that offers this integration currently!

Uptime monitoring for Joomla and WordPress sites

We recently announced our new micro-service monitoring the uptime of your Joomla and WordPress sites connected to mySites.guru. This new service replaces the UptimeRobot.com integration, and we have been open and transparent about the reasons why we stopped using UptimeRobot

You can now see performance issues in the last 24 hours in a nice graph, as well as be alerted for any downtime.

Investing in development of our own rival service has saved me personally $22,416 – money better reinvested into the new features in mySites.guru!

Much much more…

ok, you understand by now that Im a much better developer than I am blogger… but I try 🙂 There is so much more that I have been working on recently, including attempting to bring a side project from mySites.guru to production and delivering a brand new SaaS service for Joomla and WordPress users – watch this space for announcements, you will want to be the first to sign up – trust me! haha