Session type: Development
Time(s) available: Friday, 23 - 9am to 10am (EDT)
Short description:

Watchful is the only full-featured, website maintenance tool that makes it fast and easy to perform updates for both free and commercial add-ons.

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Watchful is the only full-featured, website maintenance tool that makes it fast and easy to perform updates for both free and commercial add-ons.

With automatic backups, integrated uptime monitoring, activity logging, remote add-on installation, intrusion detection and automated reporting, Watchful is an essential tool for all WordPress & Joomla professionals.

Ask Me Anything session

Focus was made on website maintenance. A panel of Joomla and WordPress experts were invited to help answer participant's questions.

  • 04:55​ — How often does Watchful test backups?
  • 05:25​ — What’s the trickiest thing about updating thousands of websites?
  • 07:00​ — Do many people use automatic updates?
  • 12:00​ — What is a typical backup frequency and retention policy for your website?
  • 13:00​ — Do you have a recommendation for backup storage?
  • 14:00​ — Do you separate the files and database when performing website backups?
  • 17:30​ — What hosts are offering automatic updates for Joomla?
  • 21:20​ — What hosts are “Joomla forward” or focusing on Joomla?
  • 22:40​ —What PHP version is best for Joomla 3?
  • 27:05​ — Can PHP 5.6 or earlier run safely on CloudFlare or similar security services?
  • 29:10​ — What are your strategies for migrating sites from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4?
  • 34:15​ — Will Joomla 3.10 with the migration layer be a smooth upgrade from Joomla 3.9?
  • 35:35​ — What is your one wish for Joomla 4?
  • 36:35​ — Should the Gutenberg editor be added to Joomla?
  • 47:05​ — How important is a headless architecture for Joomla 4?
  • 50:00​ — Does using CSS Grid help you move custom templates to Joomla 4?
  • 51:45​ — Could Joomla become a paid or closed platform?
  • 56:30​ — Is Joomla the best tool for E-commerce?
  • 1:03:45​ — How easy is it to add a SasS E-commerce to your Joomla website?
  • 1:06:00​ — What tools are available for migrating to Joomla 4?
  • 1:07:50​ — Is Fabrik (and other extensions) ready for Joomla 3.10?
  • 1:09:56​ — Should I rebuild my client site in Joomla 4 or migrate to WordPress?
  • 1:17:45​ — Should you include a retainer in my site care plans?
  • 1:27:10​ — What are the typical fees to charge for a site care plan?
  • 1:34:30​ — What is the new SEO extension for Joomla from Weeblr?
  • 1:42:14​ — What’s the latest feature launching for Watchful?
  • 1:46:15​ — How do you determine the best user interface when developing software?
  • 1:48:05​ — How do you use Backblaze B2 to store your website backups?

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