SiteGround is a proud sponsor of two WordCamps that will take place during December 2011. As part of our sponsorship we had a few free tickets to give away and the following WordPress users, who host a website with SiteGround and have expressed interest in one of the events have won the tickets:
SiteGround has announced the following promotion for its existing customers: for the next one week each standard shared account that is upgraded to the PLUS version of the hosting plan will receive one year free use of the latest malware monitoring service HackAlert. Both services (Hosting PLUS and HackAlert), are relatively new in the SiteGround portfolio. They have been introduced during the summer and the current promotion aims to make more of the customers aware of these services benefits.
The new major Joomla version 1.7 is already released and we are happy to announce that just a few days later all our Joomla services have been tested and confirmed to work flawlessly with the new version:
- SiteGround Joomla hosting is ready for v1.7 and updated joomlas run flawlessly on our servers
- The Joomla templates designed by SiteGround are fully compatible with Joomla 1.7
- The Joomla extensions developed by SiteGround are fully compatible with Joomla 1.7
Joomla 1.7 review
The first stable version of the Joomla 1.7 branch was released on July 19th. This came only 6 months after Joomla 1.6 was released. The short period was really amazing, having in mind that the previous two transitions to the next major version took the Joomla team 3 years each. However, the promise on the official Joomla website is that from now on we should expect a new major version on each 6 months! We are excited about this news, especially because we saw some real steps in making the transition to the new versions much easier than they previously were.
SiteGround web hosting company announced that it has partnered with 2Checkout - a well-known provider of online credit card processing services. As a result of this partnership SiteGround customers will be able to set up for free an account with 2Checkout and start accepting online payments through their websites.
SiteGround.com, a hosting company with a wide Joomla-related service portfolio, has announced that it is now fully compatible with the new major Joomla version - Joomla 1.6. During the last couple of months SiteGround started offering a free Joomla 1.6 installation and transfer as part of their hosting services. SiteGround also released detailed Joomla 1.6 tutorials and were among the first to offer free Joomla 1.6 templates. The process is now fully completed by the release of the new versions of their in-house Joomla extensions.