Both Joomla! 1.5.x and 2.5x are vulnerable without a community provided patch. It is essential that you have this site audited, the patches applied and additional security put in place pending urgent migration to the 3.x series. Our Joomla! specialists can help protect and if necessary clean your site to keep it as safe as possible before and during the migration.
Versions prior to 2.5.x (1.x 1.5.x 1.6.x 1.7.x) require a full migration and many extensions (components, modules & plugins) may need to be replaced if they do not have version 3.x compatible releases. Especially with complex sites, this migration should be carried out by experts with a wealth of experience in this area. Our Joomla! specialist has carried out many of these projects from small "brochure" sites to complex directories and eCommerce sites.
For those sites running 2.5.x versions, the route to upgrade is much simpler, but many face similar issues with third party components and customisation. Again our London based Joomla! specialists are well versed in smooth successful upgrades from 2.5 to 3.x.
For any version prior to version 3.x the template will always need attention. Many older sites do not feature a responsive design providing a poor experience for mobile users, Google also penalises sites in the search rankings for not providing an optimised mobile experience. Furthermore older sites often have a narrow width on desktops, which for larger screens can also have an impact on your visitors perception. Our talented design team can help you to create a modern template based on Bootstrap to also give your website a visual refresh at the same time as the migration.
Upgrading to version 3.x has a realm of benefits, your website will be secure from hackers, your website will take advantage of the latest technology, your website will be accessible to users on all devices, your website will load faster, your search engine rankings will increase as will your visitors.
Upgrading to version 3.x now will guarantee your site will be fully supported by Joomla! for at least the next 2.5 years and with Joomla! committing to a straightforward upgrade path to the 4.x series, this will be the last migration you will ever need!
For a free Joomla! upgrade consultation or to discuss any queries you have about Joomla! website development get in touch with Clinton on 0845 094 3331 or email today