ZipFish Web Design and Hosting, South Wales
Web design, maintenance and support

From time to time, you may log into your site’s admin area and see a notification that Joomla! core or extension updates are available. It’s extremely important that updates are applied promptly as they often address bugs in previous releases or patch security holes that could let hackers in to your site, but you don’t need to take any action to apply the updates yourself: we will do this as part of the package on all the sites we host and maintain.


It’s important that updates are applied promptly, but there are also some risks in applying updates immediately the notification appears: sometimes updates don’t work properly or cause conflicts with other extensions, and occasionally they can bring down the whole site. For this reason, we normally apply updates to our own sites first and then to clients’ sites once we know they’re safe. If the notification doesn’t disappear immediately, it doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten – we’re just waiting until we're sure it's safe to proceed.

What you need to know

Why use a CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) makes it possible for anyone who can use word processing software to edit their own website

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About Joomla!

Our sites are based on the powerful and flexible content management system Joomla!, which is freely available for use under a GNU/GPL license

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About Open Source

The Open Source Initiative is maintained and constantly improved by a worldwide community of developers who give their time and skills free of charge.   

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About domain names

A domain name is a unique identifier that enables browsers to locate your website on the internet.

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About webhosting

To be available to internet users, the files that make up your website must be hosted on a 'server'.

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Extending your website

There are thousands of add-on components, modules and plugins available to extend Joomla's functionality.

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What about content?

Writing for the web is a special skill, and we understand that not everybody who needs a website will have experience in this area.

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What will my website cost?

Every website is different, and we quote for each one individually and free of charge after extensive discussion.

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What happens next?

If you'd like to talk informally about what a website could do for you, please contact us via the email form on the Contact page.

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