Migrated to Joomla 2.5

I have just migrated to Joomla 2.5, from 1.5 which was too old to be secure.

If you do have to migrate, I can strongly recommend using sp_upgrade to copy the data over. Also, its worth checking if the template you used has an updated version for the more recent joomla as that does make it a lot easier.

Excellent cloud services for the small business

My business wouldnt be the same without 2 cloud services, and

With you can create many projects each with milestones and tasks and assign them to team members who are auto emailed on changes, or when someone adds a comment. I find this feature very useful as keeping track in emails can be quite tricky. It can also host a wiki and allow you to store and edit documents on the site. They seem keen to expand on the site too.

My accounts and book keeping is made much simpler thanks to I use this to track the time I spend on a particular contract and then generate the invoice for it. It also file VAT returns and the PAYE RTI stuff. Very useful time saver.

Migrating to Joomla 3

I am migrating this web site from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.  Hoping this will look slicker. Enjoy!

Power of automation

Having had websites hacked in the past,  I have now moved to using a lot more automated checks.  I have found it useful to produce a daily email report of any files on the server that are added, deleted or modified in the last 24 hours.  My next set of checks is to report any changes in the links on each website.  This can be done using curl and PHP to basically create a spider and crawl the site from the outside. No doubt I will have to do more but these ones so far can help detect changes quickly after the event.