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Founder, CEO
Date: 29 June 2023
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Rediscovering the Charm of Joomla: A Migration Journey and Appreciation for Trusted Software Partners

In the past six years, our development focus has transitioned from Joomla! to WordPress. This shift was influenced by two factors: client demands for WordPress and the ease of implementing and integrating third-party plugins, such as payment and shipping suppliers, for clients requiring ecommerce functionality.

However, during the past two weeks, as I've been migrating numerous Joomla 3 sites to Joomla 4, I've found myself rediscovering my love for Joomla! I appreciate how seamless the migrations have been and how Joomla! provides guidance throughout the process with prompts and helpful links. Our migration process has been made even easier by utilizing premium paid templates, modules, and components. I must commend Akeeba admin for their exceptional security measures and reliable backups of all our sites since 2012, ensuring our clients' protection against hacking attempts. Their migration tool also assists in removing unnecessary plugin, module, and component files. Additionally, I am grateful to YOOtheme for their contribution in making our development work effortless, lightweight, and consistent across both Joomla and WordPress platforms.

I consider myself fortunate to have chosen software partners who were originally Joomla developers but recognized the need to support the growing popularity of WordPress. I extend my gratitude to Nicholas Dionysopoulos from Akeeba and Sascha Dube and Steffan Schiewe from the YOOtheme Family for their valuable contributions.

Cartmell & Cartmell Communications was established in 2002 when a friend named Arie Claassens introduced me to the first CMS framework, "Mambo," which significantly impacted my life. I am sincerely thankful to Arie for this introduction. Recognizing the potential of an easy-to-use framework that allows our clients to add, edit, and arrange content according to their preferences was an obvious choice.

As a business, we currently manage over 650 active hosted accounts, and we appreciate the trust our clients place in our framework selection. Throughout our existence, we have consistently deployed scalable website solutions that facilitate the convergence of media, telecommunications, and commerce, enabling our clients to engage with their markets, staff, partners, and customers.

If you need assistance in Migrating from Joomla! 4 Please let us know and we ca assits