Joomla! 4.2.8 is now available. This security update fixes a critical vulnerability in the web services API of Joomla. It's recommended that you update your Joomla website to version 4.2.8 as soon as possible to protect your website from potential attacks.

At Buildal, we prioritize website security and always ensure that our Joomla websites, custom templates, and extensions are up-to-date and secure. This update only contains the security fix, and there are no other changes compared to the Joomla! 4.2.7 release.

Note: This message is intended for clients with Joomla 4 websites. For clients with older versions of Joomla, we strongly recommend considering a website update or overhaul. Running on old versions of Joomla can expose your website to security vulnerabilities, compatibility issues, and outdated features. Upgrading your website to Joomla 4 will provide you with the latest security features, bug fixes, and improved performance.

At Buildal, we understand that upgrading your website can be a daunting task, but we're here to help. As a continuing client, we're pleased to offer you a heavily discounted fee for website updates or overhauls to ensure that your website is up-to-date and secure.

To take advantage of this offer, please contact us at, and we'll be happy to provide you with a quote and answer any questions you may have.

3 Steps to Keep Your Joomla Site Secured

Follow these three simple steps to keep your Joomla website secure:

    • Step 1: Upgrade to Joomla 4.2.8

For websites already on Joomla 4. Upgrading your Joomla website to version 4.2.8 is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps.

Note: Before you start the upgrade process, we recommend taking a backup of your website and database as a safety measure in case something goes wrong during the upgrade.

      • Log in to your Joomla administrator panel > System menu
      • Go to the Update box and select to update Joomla
      • Check the agreement "I'm aware that a backup before any update is highly recommended." then click Start update
      • Wait for the upgrade process to complete. This may take a few minutes, depending on the size of your website and the server's speed.

That's it! Your website is now running the latest version of Joomla, and you can be confident that it's secure and protected from potential attacks.

    • Step 2: Update Template and Extension

We recommend updating the latest version of our custom templates and extensions that include updates for Joomla new version compatibility, PHP 8 support, and bug fixes.

    • Step 3: Reset Your Passwords

Aside from upgrading your website to Joomla 4.2.8, we strongly advise you to renew the passwords for all credentials stored in the global site configuration:

      • Database
      • SMTP
      • Redis
      • HTTP proxy

This extra step is an essential security measure that will help ensure that your website is as secure as possible.

Contact Us for Support

If you encounter any issues during the upgrade process, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. We are always ready to help and ensure that you have a safe and secure website experience with our services. Click here to contact us.