Adding property to Google Analytics

Go to Analytics - https://analytics.google.com, analytics accounts and choose the account you want to set up GA4 for.

After you select the account, you will see this page. You want to choose 'create property'. 

You will then want to fill in the 'Property Name' with the name of the account you are working with. Click Next for the next step. 

Fill in the 3 options, industry category is 'internet and telecom' , business size - small and the last option 'Measure customer engagement with my site or app'.  

The last step is to select 'web.' 

This page will pop up to let you set up a data stream. 

Enter the URL of the account you are working with, and then in the stream name, the name itself including GA4.  Click ' Start Stream'. 

This is the page you will see appear, you need to copy the measurement ID. 

The stream is now created and you should see this page. 

You then need to head back to google tag manager. search for the account you are working with and click the blue link so it takes you to the page. 

Once you have selected the account on GTM, make sure you are on the tags section. 

Press New, and you will see this page. 

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Migration

Taking your site to the next level

Software changes, things move forward. New ways new adventures

At SoftForge, we keep our clients' core software up to date. Occasionally there are significant changes behind the scenes.

The platform we use is the worlds largest open-source volunteer-led CMS.

With over 110 + million downloads and more than 2 million active websites.

When the next migration of the core software comes (late 2020) the people behind SoftForge are some of those who are testing and improving the migration process for the worldwide audience.

Who better to keep the software of your website relevant and safe?

Migration


Safe migrations 

SoftForge can take your old site and replicate it on our servers. Then using our software, we can migrate your website to the latest version and allow you to test it until you are happy that everything works just as it should. We will even host a copy of your old site in working order for a month so you can be sure that everything is as it should be.

We can then bring you up to date with the new features so you can make the most of the abilities of your new site.


Why use SoftForge

Several members of SoftForge are also members of the Joomla CMS Release Team, testing each and every release before it goes live to the world. Trusted with the security releases SoftForge members liaise with the main developers in this role if issues are found.

This gives us a deep knowledge of Joomla and how it works, the components that go into making it and how to migrate the data to the next major version.


Detailed security audit

All sites brought onto the SoftForge servers are given a detailed security audit. If you are moving your site to SoftForge so you can be updated to the latest Joomla chances are you had old out of date software and this is one of the main ways that sites become compromised. 

Migration is the perfect time to search for any rootkits, back doors and give your site a clean bill of health before updating to the very latest stable release.

A Few Reasons Why You Should Choose Us


Speak directly to us

Unlike many website companies, we do not out source.
Your site will be made by us.


Genuine testimonials

Our testimonials are from our customers. You can message our clients to ask if they stand by what they have said on this site. 

Ongoing support

We can be with you as your blog grows and help you make the right choices so you get the very most from your Brochure CMS.

Contact SoftForge Today

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Backups

One big safety net

Backup copies allow data to be restored from an earlier point in time

At SoftForge we provide weekly backups as standard. For those sites that have more demanding requirements, we are happy to quote for daily backups. All of our backups are stored in a third-party repository.  It is essential to keep the hosted site and the backups separate to avoid any problems should the hosting company run into issues. This allows for the seamless restoration of any website with any other hosting company.  

SoftForge uses a restore system that rewrites the original server configuration to meet any new server configuration it finds plus minimising any problems caused by the server environment. 

Additionally, at SoftForge, we archive backups for a set period so that should an issue be discovered at a later date we still have a restore point. 

Backups


Additional data backups

With all of SoftForges client websites, we teach those responsible how they can start a one-click backup. This gives you the peace of mind should you be adding a lot of new work to your site and need to restore back to the point where you started. It also allows you to take a snapshot after you have added a lot of work just in case a colleague was to accidentally overwrite it. 

Restore system

At SoftForge we regularly test our website restore systems to see that they are functioned properly.

When creating a new client site we do it in such a way that the old information is not deleted, so for a limited period of time should you need to check the old site you can. 


Backup security 

Backups give you peace of mind but they can also become a headache if they fall into the wrong hands. 

SoftForge creates all of their client backups of the web tree meaning your backups are not susceptible to being discovered. 
They are stored in a secure third party system and each clients site  backup is individually password protected. 

A Few Reasons Why You Should Choose Us


Speak directly to us

Unlike many website companies, we do not out source.
Your site will be made by us.


Genuine testimonials

Our testimonials are from our customers. You can message our clients to ask if they stand by what they have said on this site. 

Ongoing support

We can be with you as your blog grows and help you make the right choices so you get the very most from your Brochure CMS.

Contact SoftForge Today

Read more: Backups

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