- Nov 02, 2018
- by webmaster
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Content Management Systems (CMSs) like Joomla are excellent tools for creating and editing websites. However, after your website is up and running, it can be easy to forget about periodic maintenance. Without that maintenance, unnecessary files and data can clutter up your database and slow down your site.
Fortunately, there are a few quick steps you can take today to clear up your site’s back end and keep it running smoothly. If you’ve never done maintenance on your Joomla website, or you can’t remember the last time you did so, then it can likely benefit from some attention. This is especially critical if your website has been starting to feel a bit sluggish lately.
This article will explain the importance of periodically maintaining your site, and go over a few easy tips to help you do so in Joomla. Let’s get started!
The Importance of Regular Maintenance for Your Joomla Website
- Reusability: Content reuse within a CCMS saves time during the writing, editing, and publishing phase, and significantly reduces translation costs.
- Traceability: A CCMS enables you to track content in detail. You can see who did what, when, and where.
- Single Sourcing: With a CCMS you can push content to multiple channels, including print, mobile, web, chatbots, embedded help, and more.
- Enhanced Team Collaboration: Improve workflow for your content development team, especially those working remotely.
Your Joomla website is a bit like a car. Beneath the surface, there is a complicated web of parts that keeps it running. The most central component is the database. This is essentially a structured set of data that contains the information required for your site to display and function.
1. Update Joomla
The team behind the Joomla CMS is constantly working on updates to fix security bugs and improve performance. Therefore, it’s important to keep your site’s version of Joomla up to date, to take advantage of any security fixes and make sure all of its features are functioning as well as they can be.
You can update Joomla quickly, by opening your site’s dashboard and visiting Components > Joomla Update: