Updating your Joomla website, depending on what version of Joomla you have, can be a tricky time consuming process. There are many variables to consider. However, the benefits to getting on the latest versions are completely worth the cost of the upgrade. Three of the biggest examples are the SEO capabilities, the automatic update capability and the upgrade to the database to name a few.
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