Keeping Our Clients Current With ExpressionEngine 4
We've been working hard behind the scenes here at Tunnel 7 to get all client websites upgraded to the latest version of the content management system (CMS) they’re built on, ExpressionEngine 4. We’ve spent the past few months researching and testing add-ons to ensure they are compatible with the new software so that this transition to the latest version is painless for all our clients.
ExpressionEngine officially announced an end of life date for ExpressionEngine 3 of December 14th, 2018 so there is no better time than now to upgrade. The new software includes everything you’d expect from a major upgrade like speed and security enhancements, as well as some other fun features like the ability to easily preview content before it’s published. As part of the upgrade we’ll also be upgrading the form builder we use to make form creation and maintenance as simple as it’s ever been for clients.
Along with upgrading ExpressionEngine, we’ll also be transitioning client websites from PHP 5 to PHP 7 which is about 2-3 times faster and will decrease page load times. Those faster load times will help our clients’ search engine ranking since site speed a well-known factor.
We thought you'd like a little glimpse into the work we do behind the scenes to make sure all of our clients stay secure and current online. And if you're reading this and are currently running an older version of ExpressionEngine, drop us a line. We are old pros at this by now!