Watchful Warns You About Expiring SSL Certificates

This week, we got a message on the Watchful Facebook page: Yes, it’s true: Watchful will notify you if your SSL certificate is about to expire. There are tons of useful Watchful features that we don’t talk about often, and this is one of them. If your SSL certificate expires, it’s as bad as your…

The Top 20 Joomla Extensions in 2019

Here at Watchful, we help Joomla users manage over 40,000 sites. This gives us a lot of insight into what’s going on in the Joomla world. We keep a close eye on Joomla trends and want to share some of them with you. We pulled out data on the most popular Joomla extensions on those…

Watchful’s 7th Anniversary

When you’re building a company, nothing comes quickly or easily. Seven years ago this week, we launched Watchful. Watchful was built on top of an existing extension called jMonitoring that dates back to 2009, so this project has been going for a decade now. I’m deeply grateful to all our customers and team members. Watchful’s…

How to Use Tags to Manage Your Watchful Sites

The primary purpose of Watchful is to save you time. Organization of your website plays a big part in achieving this goal. The ability to tag your websites provides a flexible way for Watchers to organize their mainteance workflows. And since Tags can be added and managed easily, we see a lot of creativity from our users in…

Watchful is Moving HTPASSWD credentials out of your URL

For many years, private sites — those protected with basic authentication, a.k.a. htpasswd — could be managed in Watchful by simply embedding the basic authentication credentials in the site and administrator url fields. For example: user:password @ domain.com However, this did not allow uptime monitoring of protected sites. As a result, we baked in support for collecting the basic…

Watchful’s Site details interface gets an update

When we rolled out initial support for basic authentication last month, we noted that an update to the Edit Site interface was upcoming. This update was needed to accommodate the increased amount of information that we are using for each Joomla or WordPress site in your dashboard.  Today we can report that the update is complete. As you can see below, the screen has been…

New WordPress client released, version 1.0.4

Version 1.0.4 of the WordPress client has been released along with an update to the Watchful Dashboard. The updates include: Adoption of WordPress coding standards A fix for a bug in site audits Removal of the Beta flag in the SEO Audit  Users can update their sites to the latest WordPress client directly from the Watchful dashboard.