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Troubleshooting Joomla Website Errors: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you a small to medium-sized business operating a Joomla 3 or 4 site? Have you encountered errors that hinder your site’s performance? This is particularly problematic for e-commerce businesses where downtime translates to lost sales. At Revibe Digital, we specialise in resolving these issues to ensure your Joomla site operates seamlessly.

Common Joomla Site Errors

Several errors can occur on Joomla sites, including:

  • 404 errors: These occur when a page can’t be found.
  • 500 errors: These are triggered by server errors.
  • 503 errors: These occur when the server is unavailable.

These errors can negatively impact your site’s search engine optimisation (SEO). Therefore, it’s crucial to address them promptly. Revibe Digital can assist in identifying and rectifying errors on your Joomla site, ensuring smooth operation and maintaining your SEO ranking.

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Typical Errors Encountered by Joomla Users

Websites are intricate entities, and numerous things can go wrong. Here’s a table summarizing some of the most common errors we encounter with Joomla and WordPress websites, along with their causes:

Error Cause
Outdated versions Joomla and WordPress frequently release updates with new features and security patches. Neglecting these updates can expose your website to potential issues.
Incorrect file permissions Incorrect file permissions can lead to various problems, from login issues to errors when accessing certain pages.
Incompatible plugins and themes Using plugins or themes incompatible with the current version of Joomla or WordPress can result in broken pages and security vulnerabilities.
Poorly configured hosting Improperly configured hosting can cause slow loading times, database errors, and other issues.
Lack of backups Without regular backups, you risk losing all your data.
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Preventing Errors on Your Joomla Site

Prevention is better than cure. Here are some tips to prevent errors on your Joomla site:

  • Keep your Joomla installation up to date to benefit from the latest features and security patches.
  • Ensure file permissions are correctly configured to prevent access issues and errors.
  • Use plugins and themes that are compatible with your version of Joomla to prevent broken pages and security vulnerabilities.

Fixing Common Joomla Errors

Even with the best preventive measures, errors can still occur. Here’s how to troubleshoot the most common ones:

  • 404 errors: Check your URLs and links for any typos or incorrect paths.
  • 500 errors: These are often server-related. Contact your hosting provider for assistance.
  • 503 errors: These usually indicate server unavailability. It could be a temporary issue, but if it persists, contact your hosting provider.
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Backing Up Your Joomla Website

Regular backups are crucial in preventing data loss. Here’s a simple guide on how to back up your Joomla site:

  • Log in to your Joomla administration panel.
  • Go to ‘System’ and then ‘Global Configuration’.
  • Under the ‘Server’ tab, find the ‘Path to Log Folder’ and ‘Path to Temp Folder’. Note these down.
  • Use an FTP client to download these folders, as well as all your Joomla files.
  • Export your database using phpMyAdmin or a similar tool.

Remember to perform backups regularly and before any major changes to your site.

Our Error Fixing Services & Deprecation Fixes

What is a deprecation error? It’s an error that occurs when a piece of code is no longer supported by the programming language, often due to the release of a new version that renders the old code incompatible.

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At Revibe Digital, we offer error-fixing services to restore your website. We can fix deprecation errors, ensuring your site is back up and running. In addition to this, we offer a range of digital marketing and website development services to maximise your online presence. Contact us today for a free consultation

Did you know we offer Ongoing Error Fixing?

Revibe Digital offers error fixing services to help restore your website over time. you can insure your website is updated and errors are fixed without huge costs!

Commonly Asked Joomla Questions

Joomla 4 was officially released on August 17, 2021. It marked a significant upgrade to the Joomla CMS, introducing a range of new features and enhancements. The current version of Joomla 4 stands at 4.4.0 (as of November 2023), ensuring ongoing support and stability for Joomla users.

As for Joomla 5, it was officially released on 17 October 2023. Joomla 5 is aiming to provide a seamless upgrade path for existing Joomla 4 users. Stay tuned for updates on the official release date of Joomla 5.

Please note that Joomla 3 support ended on August 17, 2023. To ensure continued security and compatibility, it's crucial to upgrade your Joomla website to Joomla 4 as soon as possible.

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS. Joomla! is used all over the world to power everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.

Joomla! is one of the most popular website softwares available. It's used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to create & maintain their website. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.

  • Joomla is extremely user-friendly and anyone with basic computer skills can create and manage a Joomla website without any hassle.
  • Joomla is very flexible and can be easily customized to suit the specific needs of any website.
  • Joomla websites are highly responsive and can be viewed on any device, including mobile phones and tablets.
  • Joomla websites are very secure and are less likely to be hacked as compared to other CMSs.
  • Joomla has a large community of users who are always willing to help and support each other.

The cost of Joomla depends on your needs and requirements. If you need help with Joomla development, you can contact a Joomla development company or hire a Joomla developer.

The Typical Joomla website should cost between $1,500 - $12,000 NZD Depending on the requirements of your system

Custom Development on Joomla or Agency Rates will generally range between $125 - $350 per hour

Joomla is a secure and safe content management system (CMS). It is regularly audited and updated by the Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) to help protect websites from security vulnerabilities. However, no CMS is 100% secure, and it is important to take steps to secure your Joomla website. The most important thing you can do to secure your Joomla website is to keep it up-to-date. Update Joomla as soon as a new version is released, and update all third-party extensions and templates. Keep a backup of your website so that you can restore it if it is hacked or corrupted. Install a security extension, such as Admin Tools or Secure Site, to help protect your website from attacks.

With Any CMS we recommend using a security professional like Kyanite Group to monitor and protect your website

If you are trying to decide between Joomla and WordPress for your website or blog, you should know the difference between the two content management systems (CMS). Joomla is a free and open source CMS while WordPress is a free, open source blogging tool and content management system.

WordPress is used by millions of people around the world, including some of the largest news websites, like The Guardian, Forbes, and The New York Times. Joomla is used by many smaller websites, including personal websites and smaller businesses.

Joomla is better for larger websites with more complex functionality while WordPress is better for smaller websites and blogs.

There is no accurate way to track how many websites use Joomla. However, according to, Joomla is used on 1.4% of all websites. This means that Joomla is used on approximately 14 million websites.

Joomla Website has indicated the platform has over 30 million downloads

In New Zealand there is roughly 4,000 businesses using Joomla CMS, in Australia that is closer to 20,000 and in the USA more like 350,000 websites using Joomla

Joomla is a content management system (CMS) that enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. Joomla is a flexible and powerful platform, whether you are building a simple personal website or a complex corporate application. It is easy to use for newbie users and has many advanced features for more experienced users. Joomla is also highly customizable with thousands of extensions and templates available to change the look and feel of your site, or add new features.

Yes, Joomla is good for SEO. Joomla is a popular content management system (CMS) that helps you easily create and manage your website. Joomla is packed with features that make it easy to optimize your website for search engines. With Joomla, you can control title tags, meta descriptions, and other important SEO elements. You can also create custom URLs and alter the structure of your website to make it more search engine friendly.

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