The Joomla! CMS
Joomla! is an OpenSource Content Management System (CMS). It's the CMS of choice used by millions of people all over the world for a diverse range of websites from small charity websites to large corporate and government website - It's been downloaded over 110 million times.
We've had experience with lots of other CMS's, but none compare to the fantastic versatility combined with ease of use of Joomla!
Joomla! is open-source, meaning many programmers and developers contribute to its ongoing improvements, security and testing - even us. There is a vast number of extensions available too so your site can grow and become more complex as and when you need it.
ConCon Web Design can help you install Joomla!, create your website using Joomla, provide training, maintenance, support, security, help and onsite consultancy.
Joomla Maintenance & Support
Your website needs regular maintenance to keep the content fresh & current and software up to date with security fixes.
In our first ten years within the website, I very rarely saw a hacked website. Today, the number of website attacks increases daily and with it, the risks to your business as we have all come to depend on our website running fast, smoothly, securely and visible to search engines.
Keeping your Joomla or Wordpress website and extensions up to date is essential and is more comfortable with our support contracts. Most hacked Joomla or Wordpress websites are a result of the CMS or extensions not being kept up to date, misconfigured extensions or poor web hosting providers.
The websites we build & host are already a few steps ahead, as we take security seriously from the beginning. Our Web hosting is high quality, in the UK, fast, managed and self-isolated.
So keeping your website content and software up to date not only benefits your users/customers/clients. It also has a hugely positive effect within your search engine rankings too. A fast, secure, maintained website will always be better for your business - Remember your website is your best, most hard-working employee!
Example Support & Maintenance
Leave the maintenance, optimisation & updating of your website to us. We know what we're doing and manage many clients' websites, either just performing software & security updates, to writing blogs on their behalf and keeping on top of the SEO & social media campaigns to help keep the content fresh.
Below are sample/example support contracts with continuous and proactive maintenance. We would be happy to create any maintenance package to suit your website, business & budget.
Securing Joomla & Fixing Problems
Recent times have seen the evolution of professional, highly advanced hacking networks. The threat faced by website owners in the past was the defacement of a site. Now the threat is also the injection of malicious code, viruses and phishing scripts directed toward your users.
Having a plan to keep your CMS and all 3rd party plugins up to date are vital in your web strategy and remain one of the best forms of protection.
Your site should be installed and configured according to the Joomla Administrator's Security Checklist, a backup and recovery plan needs to be in place in case the unthinkable does happen.
We can help you with this, by providing regular updates, maintenance, and security audits along with tested backups at regular intervals.
100% of Joomla websites we have built, host and maintain have never been hacked or compromised.
Help, My Joomla! website has been hacked
If your Joomla website is hacked, this could result in your website being defaced, malware placed inside your site, the website running slowly, used as a Phishing website or used to send SPAM email.
All these can result in downtime for your website, loss of confidence from your customers or potential customers and your website can be blacklisted in search engines, which will result in fewer visitors/sales.
If you know or suspect your Joomla website has been hacked, then we offer a range of both entry-level and premium services to fix and un-hack your Joomla website.
We offer a full fix service from £195 - Scan, fix and secure your Joomla website. We will also help recommend what you need to do to secure your website in the future to avoid being hacked again.
Onsite Joomla! & website Consultant
Do you need a Joomla or website expert working with you onsite?
We can offer full-service digital consultancy - Joomla!, Web, Marketing, Digital Engagement, Security, IT, Advice or Training.
We're based in the North West UK (Warrington) and looking for long-term onsite or offsite consultancy projects.
Onsite consultancy is available for full or half-day.
- Half-Day - £275
- Full-Day - £350
- Long-term discounts available
- Travel Expenses (if more than 15 miles away from WA1)
Personalized Joomla! training to meet your needs
Do you need training specific to your website and staff? ConCom can help with 1-2-1 or group training on-site in Warrington, Altrincham or onsite with you.
What do we teach?
Joomla, Using Social Media, getting the most from your website & more. The first step is to identify your needs and expectations.
An initial chat will help determine what your needs are, and we can customize a set of training objectives.
Topics May Include:
- Introduction to Joomla
- Content Management Overview
- Selecting and Installing Joomla Extensions
- Creating New Pages (Article and Menu Management)
- Formatting Articles and Images
- Ecommerce Management
- Updating Joomla and Extensions
- Basic Security and Best Practices
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- User Experience / User Interface (UX/UI)
- Using Social Media - Facebook, Google My Business, etc
Class Size and Venue
We can provide training for one to ten people at a time.
We offer live webinar/teleconferencing training and live in-person training at your location or any venue that works with your schedule, location and needs.
Our offices in Altrincham or Warrington can be used for training but can also travel to any location within the UK, EU & worldwide.
Training costs depend on your situation.
We typically offer four-hour or eight-hour training sessions.
- A four-hour (half-day) session starts at £150* per person
- An eight-hour session starts at £250** per person.
- Travel Expenses (For face-to-face training outside of the Warrington/Altrincham area)
- Venue Expenses (If not in your/our office)
*Based on 4 students. Includes refreshments, wifi, notepad/pen
**Based on 4 students. Includes refreshments, lunch, wifi, notepad/pen