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Today I'm not coming to you from the Bailiwick of Jersey. Now if that gives you a sense of deja vu you can be excused for that because a couple of weeks ago I didn't come from the Bailiwick of Jersey. That was in the video I was making about MyJoomla.com. That's Phil Taylor's site that offers award-winning tools that will help you secure, manage, monitor, and upgrade your Joomla site or Joomla sites. Now when I did that video I made a few mistakes in it, not the least of which was accidentally revealing my password on my user account! I've since changed that. But after editing that on YouTube and reviewing things I thought I could do a better job on that video. So, I'm redoing it now with a simpler look at MyJoomla.com's offerings.
Without further ado, let's head on over to the computer and check out how to get a free site audit for your Joomla site from MyJoomla.com. That's Phil Taylor's site. What this audit from MyJoomla.com does, is it looks at every single file in your web hosting account and it searches for not only active malware or hacks but it can also find the remnants of things from the past that are just lying there dormant and from a current hack or from a hack that maybe was in the past. I've noticed that on some sites that I've searched there were some files that were missed and the audit found them.
Now here we are at the MyJoomla.com site and the first step is to sign up for a free account. To do that, you will click on sign up. Now here's the very basic signup form. When that is complete, click the “get started” button. Now on this next screen, MyJoomla.com has incredible instructions and lots of helpful information.
Next, you add your Joomla site to MyJoomla.com, to this account that you've just created, and then it will begin the audit. Now there's three ways to do that.
Now the audit is waiting to start and it will take a couple minutes to run. Depending on the size of your site it will take five minutes to an hour, but we don't have to stay here and wait. We can look at some of the features that are available on MyJoomla.com. There's information that you're going to get along with your free audit that you can act on and there are tools that you can use if you pay for an account.
Let's look back at this Snapshot tab. In the Snapshot, you'll see that MyJoomla.com has looked at a number of things and you'll see warnings and problems found and tools that you can click on and what's really important is this blue button. For each one of these areas you can Learn More about what has been checked, and what the warning is, and what the problem is that has been found. So really take that time. It really helps you to learn about your Joomla site, to manage it, and to give you tips on how to change it. Some of these things you're not going to be able to do with the free account, but it's certainly going to give you information and you can decide whether you're going to pay for an account.
Next, we can look at this Back Up tab. You have the option to enable backups on a paid account. You can run Akeeba Backup if you install it on your site, and I have a tutorial on backing up your site with Akeeba - there's a free version of that extension. You can manage scheduling your backups here.
"Update" will check for updates that are available for any of the extensions that are running on your Joomla site and it will tell you if you need to update anything. Now the initial Snapshot looks at that and you'll see some information of things that can be updated and if you are using this site and getting regular audits from your paid membership, you will be able to go and manage extension updates.
Now under "alert" you can set certain alerts and what information you will get. For instance, "Alert when a super admin logs in to the admin console." If you have a couple people who have super administrator access on your website you can get an email every time one of them logs in.
There are many things to check out here - Realtime Triggers and then Near Realtime File Checks, and you can check out and read all about that.
Now under "Log" you’ll see the activity for log interactions with your site.
And finally, "Uptime." You can create a check that monitors your website so if your website ever goes down you will get an email saying, "Your website's down."
There are seven tabs that you can check out while your audit is happening and you can evaluate if these are tools that you would like to use regularly. I use them regularly on the 28 sites that I manage. I use MyJoomla.com and it is great, especially all that helpful information in Learn More.
Let's check to see if that audit has started, and as you see it has started, it's green, it's running in the background, and you don't need to stay here while this audit is happening. You can surf around other things and you would be alerted when the audit is complete.
There we go. The audit is complete. Again, you don't have to wait around at your computer, you don't even have to wait around on the page for the audit to finish. It runs in the background and you'll get a notification when it's complete. Now that it is complete we can see under the audit tab all the different things that are checked, some of the problems that perhaps have been found, and you can explore the tools that are available if you purchase a membership for the site or - whether you purchase or not - you can learn more about each of those sections by using the Learn More button.
If you want to pay, go up to the see pricing and plans area. If you want to have your site fixed you can contact Phil to do that, to pay for expert help, and you can always contact for support through that.
So, there you have it. A question for you:
If you do get a free audit, post in the comments section below one of the most significant things that you find out as a result of that audit.
Thanks for watching. Remember to subscribe and as always, enjoy your Joomla sites. God bless.