Watchful’s 8th Birthday

This website went live on September 3, 2012. Eight years later it feels like we’re still just getting started! Last year, on our birthday, we published a nostalgic overview with lots of photos and stories. This year’s birthday post is a very different kind of overview. Because Watchful really is moving faster than ever, I’m…

Quickly Enable Auto-Updates for All Your Favorite Software

We’ll look back on 2020 as the year that auto-updates really became mainstream for open source CMSs. This change has been coming for some time. WordPress has provided auto-updating for minor versions since 2013. However, the pace of change has really accelerated in recent months: October 2019: Auto-updates for both WordPress and Joomla launch on…

More Uptime Notifications Are Now in Your Watchful Logs

Here at Watchful, most of our customers are web agencies. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you work with an agency and manage multiple sites. So we listen really carefully to your requests and then build the features you need. One of your most frequent requests has been better reports and notifications.…

Watchful Supports Updates for RolandD Extensions

Roland Dalmulder is one of the most helpful and involved people in the Joomla world. Roland has helped Joomla in the Bug Squad, the Production Leadership team, the Google Summer of Code and many other roles. He lives in the Netherlands and is previously organized the Joomla User Group in Rotterdam. Currently Roland is spending…

Watchful Supports Updates for JoomlaCK Extensions

Cédric Keiflin is one the more creative and prolific developers in Joomla. He provides over 20 different extensions at Joomlack.fr and many of them have hundreds of 5-star reviews on the Joomla Extensions Directory. I’m delighted to say that you can updates JoomlaCK extensions using Watchful. This is the fifth new extension provider we’ve added…

Version 2.0 of the Watchful Client is Ready to Test

Thanks to so many of you for using Watchful to maintain your Joomla and Watchful sites. We’ve been working on improvements for the Joomla version of Watchful client. This is version 2.0 and it’s currently in the Beta phase. It’s not officially released yet, but it’s stable enough for everyone to test. Version 2.0 supports…