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If you are wondering if you can update your Joomla 3 site to Joomla 4, the Joomla 3.10 Pre-Update Check tool is your best friend! It will let you know if the extensions in your Joomla install are compatible with Joomla 4.


00:00 - Introduction

Tim Davis introduces the video topic: checking if your Joomla site is ready to migrate from Joomla 3.10 to Joomla 4 using the compatibility testing tool.

00:36 - Sponsor Mention

Mentions the video sponsor,, and offers a coupon code for viewers.

00:56 - Migration vs Update

Explains the difference between a migration and an update, using a car engine analogy.

01:59 - Importance of Compatibility Check

Highlights the necessity of ensuring all extensions are compatible before migrating to Joomla 4 to avoid breaking the site.

02:25 - Navigating to Joomla Update Component

Shows how to access the Joomla Update component in the backend of the Joomla site.

03:01 - Running the Pre-Update Checker

Demonstrates how to run the pre-update checker for Joomla 4 compatibility by changing the update channel to "Joomla next."

03:39 - Understanding Pre-Update Check Results

Explains the results of the pre-update check, including identifying incompatible extensions and potential issues.

04:42 - Live Update Tab and Warnings

Discusses the Live Update tab and the importance of addressing all warnings before proceeding with the migration.

06:25 - Researching Extension Compatibility

Shows how to research and verify the compatibility of specific extensions like Regular Labs and Jot Cache with Joomla 4.

09:18 - Pro Tip: Backup and Test Migration

Advises making a backup and testing the migration on a non-live site first to ensure everything works correctly.




Introduction to Compatibility Tool

Tim introduces the compatibility testing tool in Joomla 3.10, essential for checking readiness for migration to Joomla 4.

Importance of Migration Not Update

Explains the significant differences between migration and update, emphasizing the complexity of moving to Joomla 4.

Necessity of Compatibility Check

Stresses the importance of ensuring all extensions are compatible with Joomla 4 before migration to prevent site issues.

Step-by-Step Guide to Accessing Tool

Provides a detailed guide on navigating to the Joomla Update component and running the pre-update checker.

Changing Update Channel

Demonstrates how to change the update channel to "Joomla next" to run the pre-update check for Joomla 4.

Interpreting Check Results

Explains how to read and understand the results of the pre-update check, identifying which extensions are incompatible.

Addressing Compatibility Issues

Advises on how to handle incompatible extensions, including researching and contacting developers for updates.

Live Update Warnings

Highlights the warnings in the Live Update tab and the importance of resolving these issues before migrating.

Pro Tip: Backup Before Migration

Recommends making a backup of the site and testing the migration on a non-live site to ensure everything functions correctly.

Upcoming Joomla 4 Content

Promotes upcoming videos on migrating to Joomla 4 and other related topics, encouraging viewers to subscribe for updates.

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Tim Davis is the founder and owner of Cybersalt.
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