How You Can Use Watchful to Manage Test and Staging Sites

Many of you work for web agencies. You want to do the best for your customers, so you have test and/or staging environments. This helps ensure that you catch any potential problems before they go into production. Generally, the bigger and more complex your site is, the more test and staging sites you’ll have. We’ve…

You Can Now Test Watchful With Joomla 4

At the end of May, the Joomla world enjoyed JandBeyond. Normally, this is the big annual Joomla event that’s held in Europe. This year, it became a huge, online conference that ran for 24 hours. All the presentations were streamed on YouTube and you can now watch the all on the JandBeyond channel. One presentation…

Monitor Your Staging and Development Sites With Watchful

While there are many levels of sophistication when it comes to developing websites, most web developers are familiar with the use of production sites and staging sites. Production sites are the public-facing versions of your website that are used every day by site visitors. Staging sites are private clones of your production sites. They are used primarily by developers to…

Auto-Updates are Coming to Your WordPress Plugins and Themes

WordPress 5.5 is due for release in August, and one major new feature is already complete: auto-updates for plugins and themes. These auto-updates will help people stay on top of updates. This will make for a safer WordPress ecosystem. WordPress has been using auto-updating for core files for nearly six years now, since version 3.7…

You Can Now White-label Your Watchful Reports for Clients

If you’re reading this post, there’s a very good chance that you work at a web agency. Most of our business comes from web agencies and we strive really hard to improve your work life. Whenever we talk with customers, one word keeps coming up: “reports“. You want better reporting options. You want helpful reports…

5 Awesome, Free Online Conferences for mid-2020

Here at Watchful, we love both Joomla and WordPress and we know that lots of you do too. Normally, April, May and June are the peak of the conference season for our favorite CMS’s. I live down in Florida in the United States and during the spring, I’m often able to attend WordPress, Joomla and…

An Interview with Kawshar from Joomshaper and Themeum

Some of the most interesting people are quietly spoken but achieve great things. That is 100% true of Kawshar Ahmed. Kawshar runs two successful companies: Joomshaper in the Joomla world and Themeum in the WordPress world. We met Kawshar at WordCamp US in St Louis. His team had flown over from Bangladesh to sponsor the…

A Video Introduction to Watchful

Last week, I interviewed Vic Drover, the co-founder of Watchful. This was part of an online Joomla user group, hosted by Joomlashack. Vic talked about the background of Watchful and went over many of the key features. If you’re new to Watchful, or curious about how it can benefit your web agency, this video is…