Thursday, 03 January 2013 by Andrew Rogers
We spend the bulk of our time in extensions development and providing support to our Joomla users. Nothing is more important than to make sure all our Joomla extensions work like it should be. With the recent release of Joomla 3.0, this means supporting Joomla 1.5 may not seem relevant when it reaches its end-of-life this April 2013.
At this moment, we can still provide support to users who are still in Joomla 1.5 and we will drop it when the time comes. Our Joomla extensions will still be available for Joomla 1.5 until further notice when we stop support altogether. In other words, we wont be building Joomla 1.5 versions of EasyBlog, EasyDiscuss, Komento and SectionEx come April 2013.
End of Support for Joomla 1.5 extensions
Our extensions will no longer support Joomla 1.5 at their respective versions:
EasyBlog 3.8 onwards
EasyDiscuss 3.1 onwards
SectionEx 2.0 onwards
Komento 2.0 onwards
If you have website(s) running on Joomla 1.5, we'd like to urge you to make the upgrade to at least Joomla 2.5 or 3.0 to continue getting our professional technical support. For users on Joomla 1.7 to 2.5, you are safe and in no rush to upgrade to Joomla 3.0 as we still have extensions compatible for them.
We also like to announce that we're dropping support to users who are still using dated browsers like Internet Explorer 6 and 7. This move will save a lot of our time in debugging IE bugs and spend more time in helping users with real problems instead. We encourage all of you to switch to cool browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.
Word to web developers
You shall have ample time to advise your clients about making the upgrade to newer version Joomla 2.5 or 3.0 because it will save you lots of headache in the future. This is also a good time to start planning to make more money by going back to your existing clients about this upgrade and share with them why the upgrade is crucial. Besides, many Joomla templates and extensions are already working Joomla 3.0 so you got nothing to lose but lots to gain!
Here I have a list of Joomla 3.0 related blogs by our partners that you could use to convince your clients about the upgrade:
The 1.5 is really going to be old-school. I mean, come on, the 1.5 is 5 years old for now and easy for hackers to take over your website! I recently installed the 3.0 and it's working great! (and elegant)
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