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Installing new major software releases on your live sites can be a nerve wracking experience.

  • Are the extensions I have installed compatible?
  • Will it break something unexpectedly?
  • How will I train my clients so they are ready for new processes it main entail?

Upgrading the Joomla:

  • May require a new site template
  • Is the ideal time for a redesign
  • May mean changing the extensions I use

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to perform a dry run or test upgrade, to:

  • Test the Joomla or extension upgrade?
  • Show my clients how a new template or extension would work on their own site?
  • Demonstrate the site redesign with real data?
  • Train my clients before going live with the upgrade?

YourSites makes this possible with its site cloning capabilities. See our documentation page for more details.

YourSites 1.11 adds some new and exciting features to enhance your client site management.

  1. Create a temporary clone of a website for testing
  2. Change Joomla update server settings for specific sites
  3. Diagnose client fatal errors
  4. Allow export of action logs as csv file from summary view
  5. Allow auto-retry of site up checks if sites time out
  6. Significant performance gains in long list views
  7. Set custom database session query settings

With YourSites 1.9 you can run a pre-upgrade checker against each of your client sites.

You can check:
  1. Compatibility of your PHP version and DB type
  2. Your PHP settings against Joomla 3.10/4.0 requirements and recommendations
  3. If you have the required and recommended PHP functions and extensions installed and enabled
  4. Your installed extensions to see if the extension publisher has a version that is compatible with Joomla 3.10 or 4.0 *
  5. If you already required extension version installed or that the required version CAN be installed in the version of Joomla currently running your client website *
The extension compatility groups the extensions together under the following headings
  • Extensions Reported as Compatible
  • Extensions Probably Compatible
  • Extensions Requiring Upgrades to be Compatible
  • No Compatible Version Information From Update Server
  • No Update Servers Specified
Please note too that where an extension is part of a package it will be grouped together with other package elements - you can see what is included in a package by hovering over the 'comment' icon next to the package name.

With YourSites 1.10 you can set up your own client site custom actions to call from YourSites or the scheduled processes/cron system.

It features a new plugin architecture to allow you to add custom tasks to your installation and client sites. This build demonstrates this using a new 'global checkin' tasks added to the core software/Joomla menu item in the sites list.

The plugin allows you to set a global or site specific schedule for performing a global checkin.

With YourSites 1.10 you can now update YooTheme Pro on our own client sites if you have an up to date subscription without having to store the download Id on each of your client sites.
On the 'Download Ids' tab of your YourSites configuration at the bottom of the page you can add custom download ID seddings.

Fill in the values as follows - remembering to use your own Yootheme custom download ID Yootheme Pro Update Settings

With YourSites 1.9 you set up your own:
  • custom configuration checks e.g. check your client site SMTP server settings
  • custom file and file content checks e.g. make sure your .htaccess file contains a certain settings
  • create your own custom site checks via simple PHP file

With the release of Akeeba Backup 7 there are some changes in the support of remote backup generation.

Free Version of Akeeba Backup 7 is Not Supported by YourSites

The developers of Akeeba Backup have removed the ability to generate and access backups remotely from non-Professional versions of Akeeba Backup. You will therefore need to install Akeeba Backup Professional on your client sites in order to generate and check your site backups from YourSites.

The developers had not anticipated that this functionality would be used in the free releases of Akeeba. I quote:

Over the years some Professional features had accidentally ended up in the Core version -- the accidental nature of the transition is why they were still listed as Pro-only in our product pages. This made sense neither for us nor the target audience of the Core version of the software. Giving less reason to users who can plausibly afford a subscription to buy one has had a negative effect both on the sustainability of the project as well as our ability to contribute back to the Joomla and WordPress community, either financially (sponsorships) or with our personal time. We hate freeloading off the community; it's unethical.

You can read more about these changes here https://www.akeebabackup.com/news/1726-akeeba-backup-7.html

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