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6 Reasons to Upgrade to Joomla 3 Right Now
By Dec. 31, 2014, the Joomla 2.5 series will reach EOL or end of life. This means that security releases will no longer be issued for this version of Joomla So, if you’re thinking of upgrading your Joomla site, this is a great time to take the plunge or put plans in place for early next year. If you’re on the fence, or need more reasons than security upgrades to make the leap, we present below 6 of the best reasons we think you should upgrade to Joomla 3 right now.
Here are 6 reasons to upgrade to Joomla 3 right now:
1. Joomla 3 is mobile friendly
Joomla 3 is now completely mobile friendly by default. From the new front-end template called Protostar to the use of Bootstrap to make sure visitor and administrator areas are mobile-friendly, this version of Joomla Is a 100% mobile responsive CMS tool.
2. A new installer
This improvement in Joomla enables quicker installation times of only a few seconds to get through the installation screens. With only three steps, the process is a lot faster.
3. Bootstrap and JQuery support
These tools are now baked into the Joomla core and make it a lot easier to create extensions for websites. If you’re a developer this is something to get excited about. If you’re not a developer, it means that more cool extensions will be designed and available for your website in Joomla 3.
4. Excellent tagging capabilities
Dynamic tagging across content types means the capability to create combinations of displayed content on your blog like events, products on your ecommerce store, articles, profiles, videos and more.
5. Great options for migrating
Automatic or Manual migration options are available for making the leap to Joomla 3.3 easier and faster. The one-click upgrades have backwards compatibility, which helps sites continue to run seamlessly while being upgraded.
6. Available security releases.
The Joomla community efforts to keep the software secure are quite impressive. In fact, just recently the Joomla Bug Squad issued back- to-back security releases that addressed 9 different critical security issues.
Have more questions about upgrades? Feel free to contact a senior member of our development team and Joomla Geeks to learn more about how we can help.