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Joomla 3 Support Ending Soon: What to Do Before Your Support Expires.

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Joomla 3 Support Ending

Joomla 3 is the latest version of Joomla, and it’s the most popular web content management system in the world. With so much popularity, you wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Joomla 3 support is ending soon. The good news is that you can still use Joomla 3 indefinitely! Here are some tips on what to do before your support expires and which platform to migrate your site to.

What do I need to know about Joomla 3 support end?

Joomla 3 will be the last version to receive official support and updates from the Joomla creators. This means that any bugs or security issues that come up in this version of Joomla will go unaddressed by the developers.

This won’t happen until 2020, so you have some time before your site stops receiving updates and security patches. You can use this time to plan for migration, or if you don’t want to migrate, you can keep using Joomla 2 with support until 2020!

What Platform Should I Migrate My Site To?

There are many platforms you can migrate to after your Joomla 3 support expires. The most popular platforms are WordPress and Drupal, which are also two of the best CMSs to build your site with.

However, Joomla 4 is proven to be an extremely competitive upgrade compared to new websites like WordPress and Drupal.

When will the support end

Joomla 3 support will end on August 17, 2023. The Joomla team has announced that all users will have to migrate to Joomla 4 before that time to continue being supported for malware and software fixes.

Should you change to WordPress or Joomla 4?

As Joomla 3 support starts to expire, you may be thinking about changing your platform. If you’re not sure which platform you should migrate to, your best bet is WordPress.

WordPress is the most popular CMS (content management system) in the world. It has over 20 million users and powers 29% of all websites. The open-source platform offers a variety of plug-ins that will allow you to customize your site with ease.

You may also want to consider migrating to Joomla 4 if your site focuses on eCommerce or other advanced features that are not available on WordPress, or for custom development and applications which require better freedom. You could use the Joomla! Marketplace to find helpful extensions that are compatible with this CMS. If you want to learn more about the interface and features click here


With the release of Joomla 4, we are excited to join the latest in the Joomla family. However, we know that many of our customers still use Joomla 3 and we want to make the transition as smooth as possible.

That is why we will continue to offer support and security updates for Joomla 3 until the end of life, and then we will start our support for Joomla 4. You can find migration tips in our blog post or contact us to help you with your migration needs.

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Dolphinz Swim School had an existing Joomla-based website that needed a refresh and various security updates. Brett is one of the few Joomla website builders that we could find. He was able to get our website up to date without having to do a full rebuild and all the time and money associated with that. He provided a cost-effective solution for our business and understood our needs well. We would recommend Brett's skills and service to any business that needs website support.

Lisa - Dolphinz Swim School

I am very impressed with Brett Ransley of Embed Limited. His knowledge is excellent and he is happy to impart his knowledge. He is friendly, very helpful and very professional. I made a commercial decision to leave a long association with our previous I.T. service provider and move over to Embed Limited. I am also impressed with the energy Brett brings and the value that he adds to our business. I am very happy and I have no hesitation at all to recommend Embed Limited. Shane Crawford, Managing Director, Specialist Collections & Consultants Limited.

Shane - Collection Experts

We are in the business of Engineering Services, for the Food Manufacturing sector, when it came time to advertise our brand online we engaged Brett Ransley to guide us through the inner workings, of the world wide web. It was important to me that the website reflected our workmanship, and I couldn't be happier! Brett really took the time to get to know us and understand our business and brand, once the website was launched he continued to tweak and edit the content to set a standard we were all proud of, he has continued to support us over the years and often provides updates and suggestions as new technologies and software becomes available, this keeps our page looking Clean and Fresh, reflecting on our food manufacturing & engineering standards. I would recommend Brett Ransley, to any business. Thanks, Brett.

Mason Drent - Managing Director - MDR Engineers

Brett at Embed has been FANTASTIC to deal with, listened to what I wanted, gave GREAT advice, and produced content as per the brief supplied. Super happy with the work he has done through the setup of our social media channels, website, and has been GREAT at Following Up if ever I need anything.

Tris Walker - Taupo House Removals

Brett created a simple straightforward solution for us, using Magento, despite the limited amount of products we were still able to create online sales & integrate our eShip plugin. Early 2021 we changed our systems to WooCommerce & WordPress, Embed managed to launch the website in under 1 week and we had our first order the day of launch! Great work!

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Questions & Answers

Absolutely! We encourage you to transfer Domain & Hosting to us, it allows us to better understand and support your website, monitor malware & attacks, make updates much faster, and you know it's 100% New Zealand based. We also charge no transfer fees.

100%, we can fix/alter any website you already have, even if you're not hosted with us. We may require access to FTP or cPanel at your current agency's discretion.

Open Source is the most elegant solution when building a website, unlike Wix & Squarespace, when you build a website opensource you own 100% of the code & content, any developer or agency can work/alter your website, it allows you to control where you host and what functionality you add to your site, and allows greater optimization for better search performance.

The cost is dependant on many factors including, the timeline for the project, size of the website, number of pages, CMS, Optimisation, and required functionality. Ask for a free, no-obligation quote, and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

It depends on the size and complexity of the website. A simple website can be built in a matter of hours, while a more complex website can take days or even weeks. Larger projects can take years, and the time it takes to build a website also depends on the experience of the web developer.

We operate in New Zealand, which means our data centers are Auckland-based to optimize the delivery of your website faster to the New Zealand Market, for overseas markets we have CDN options available including Cloudflare & Netlify.

We build in a wide variety of Open Source CMS platforms including Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Shopify, Silverstripe, Gravity, Contentful, a range of headless CMS, Laravel and and Drupal.

My partner operates across all areas of New Zealand North & South Island. As we work online, we can help you from anywhere around the country or world!