Have You Seen The Group Block in Gutenberg?

Here at Watchful we’re big fans of Gutenberg. We’ve heard the criticism – and there’s been a lot! We’ve seen the bugs – Gutenberg still has glitches. But overall, it’s a really fun and easy writing experience. Gutenberg is only 1 year and it’s rapidly improving. This week, Gutenberg got even better with the release…

How to Be 100% Sure Your Website is Online

Your website should be online. And if your website isn’t online, you should know about it instantly. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to check if your site is down. When people think about downtime, they often think about their server and their hosting company. But in reality, things are more complicated. Every website has several…

The Watchful Team Goes to WordCamp US

Here at Watchful, we love both Joomla and WordPress. We know that many of you do too. Lots of Watchful users have sites on both platforms. Our plan for 2019 is to make sure that you have access to the same capabilities, whether you’re managing a Joomla or WordPress site. This required work to improve…

Watchful is Back on the Joomla Extensions Directory

The Joomla Extensions Directory – simply known as the JED – is the cornerstone of the Joomla project. The JED is the most important site in Joomla for both users and developers. For users, it’s the first place they go when they’re building Joomla sites. A few years ago, I got to see the Google…

Do You Want to Test Watchful’s New Auto-Update Feature?

Are you ready for a new Watchful feature?! We’re 7 years old now and moving faster than ever. In the last month, we’ve launched support for commercial WordPress plugins and also enabled support for WordPress backup plugins. We’re already rolling with the next new Watchful feature: auto-updates! This feature will allow Watchful to automatically update…

Get Yourself Some Free Watchful Stickers

Here at Watchful, our goal is to save you time and money (as much as $650 per year on every site). But, we have extra goodies for you too. We’ve got some free Watchful stickers to send your way! Here’s one of those stickers in action on my laptop: How to get Watchful stickers To…

Watchful can save you $650 per year on every Joomla site

We all have people helping us with maintenance. Wherever you live, people will come by to collect your trash, sweep the streets, and make sure everything is running smoothly. Up here in Wisconsin, where I live, people clean the highways whenever the snow falls. Down in Florida, where some good friends live, they have people…

Block Your Clients from the Watchful Extension in Joomla

One Watchful user asked us this week if you could stop their customers from accessing the Watchful extension. They wanted to white-label the Watchful experience, and provide the smoothest experience possible for their customer. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to change the permissions for Watchful’s Joomla extension. After you follow this guide, your…

Joomla 4 Will Have a New License Key Feature

When Joomla 4 arrives in 2020, you’ll see many improvements. There’s one improvement that I haven’t seen written about yet, but it will prove very useful to Watchful users. Joomla 4 will have a standard approach to handling license keys for commercial extensions. So whether you’re using extensions from Akeeba, YooTheme, JCE, Rockettheme, Joomlashack, or…