Should you convert to Joomla! 3.1?

It’s the newest version of this hot content management system, complete with several innovative features. The mobile responsive tool allows you to perform website management on the go using any device. It also ensures that your site visitors will see your site optimally no matter what device you use. The article management tool bar features new options and better defined icons. Twitter Bootstrap is showcased in 3.1 and provides a common set of tools for extensions. 

It is important to pause before you hastily jump in and migrate your site to Joomla! 3.1 as this is a decision that cannot be made solely on your excitement for the new hot features. Simple CMS Design would like to share what we consider before deciding whether a move to 3.1 is in the best interest of a client’s website. 

Joomla! 3.1 is a short term support option!

You will have to upgrade to 3.5 when it is released.

Check Extensions!

You must check whether current extensions will be supported after updating to Joomla! 3.1. Not all major extensions are available! The popular Virtuemart extension is not available for 3.1.

2.5 to 3.1 is a migration not just a simple upgrade!

This process cannot be completed with just a few mouse clicks. It is a very involved project and you should consider whether you have the technical knowledge to complete the project without professional help. 

Your server must support PHP 5.3!

You cannot convert to Joomla! 3.1 if your server does not support PHP 5.3.

Should you decide that migrating your site to Joomla! 3.1 is right for you, consider cleaning up your data.

This is the time to get rid of any data on your site that is no longer relevant. 

We hope you found these considerations helpful as you decide whether an upgrade to 3.1 is appropriate for your site. Please contact us at 208-740-1534, we would be happy to discuss your specific site needs and considerations and help you to determine what is right for you.  

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