Security Checklist/Testing and Development

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Secure Testing and Development

Develop locally, deploy globally

Develop and test your site on a local machine first. Installing Joomla locally is not as hard as it may sound, and the exercise will greatly boost your confidence.

Use an IDE

Consider using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). One free IDE that many Joomla! developers use is Eclipse. See Setting up your workstation for Eclipse development for instructions on installing Eclipse.

Use a versioning system

Be able to roll back to an earlier version of your site using a modern version control system, such as CVS, Subversion, or git.

More suggested tools

Check out the Joomla! community's list of popular Developer Software and Tools.

Go To Joomla Setup

When you're ready, continue on to Security Checklist 4 - Joomla Setup.