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00:00 Introduction and Sponsor

00:34 Overview and Services

01:06 Latest Joomla 3 Update

01:35 Joomla Development Strategy

01:56 Migration Preparation

02:22 Using Migrate Me 4 for Testing

03:22 Updating a Joomla Site

03:57 Managing Multiple Site Updates

04:27 The Expiry Date Analogy

05:28 Conclusion




In this tutorial, Tim Davis from the Basic Joomla Tutorials YouTube channel discusses the upcoming end of life for Joomla 3, scheduled for August 17, 2023. He explains the importance of updating to the latest version (Joomla 3.10.12) and preparing for migration to Joomla 4. Tim emphasizes using a test environment for migrations and making regular backups. He introduces tools like "Migrate Me 4" for testing and MySites.Guru for managing multiple site updates efficiently. Using the analogy of an expiry date on milk, he reassures users that Joomla 3 sites will continue to function past the end-of-life date but will miss out on updates and security patches.

Introduction and Sponsor: Tim Davis introduces the video and mentions the sponsor, MySites.Guru, offering a free site audit for Joomla sites. He also announces that Joomla 3 will reach its end of life in one month (August 17, 2023).

Overview and Services: Overview of the Basic Joomla Tutorials channel and the services offered, including building, maintaining, and migrating Joomla sites.

Latest Joomla 3 Update:

Highlighting the importance of updating to the latest version, Joomla 3.10.12.

Links to relevant updates and development strategies are provided in the video description.

Joomla Development Strategy:

Encourages migrating from the latest version of Joomla 3 (3.10.12).

Addresses potential issues with Joomla sites showing outdated versions and offers to assist via email.

Migration Preparation:

Advises against performing live site migrations; instead, use a test environment.

Emphasizes the importance of making backups before updating or migrating.

Using Migrate Me 4 for Testing:

Recommends using the "Migrate Me 4" tool for creating a test migration environment.

Describes how the tool works by duplicating Joomla 3 site in a subfolder and running a test migration.

Updating a Joomla Site:

Demonstrates updating a Joomla site from version 3.10.11 to 3.10.12.

Stresses the importance of backups and verifies successful updates by previewing the site.

Managing Multiple Site Updates:

Showcases using MySites.Guru to manage and update multiple sites efficiently.

Demonstrates selecting multiple sites and starting their upgrades simultaneously.

The Expiry Date Analogy:

Compares Joomla 3's end of life to the expiry date on milk, explaining that the site won't stop working immediately but will no longer receive updates.

Encourages users to migrate to Joomla 4 to benefit from new features and security updates.


Reiterates the importance of migrating to Joomla 4.

Promotes subscription for more Joomla tutorials and tips.

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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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