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Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5
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Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5

with Jen Kramer

Video: Welcome

Hi! I'm Jen Kramer! Welcome to Migrating Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5. Content management systems are growing in popularity for creating both simple and complex web sites. Joomla! is one of the three best-known open- source content management systems in the world. In this course, I will show you how to prep your Joomla! 1.5 web site for migration to Joomla! 2.5. After that, I'll show you how to move your Joomla! 1.5 web site to Joomla! 2.5 using two third-party extensions; jUpgrade and SP Upgrade.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 7m 17s
    1. Understanding the Joomla! release cycle
      5m 4s
    2. Approaching the migration from a technical perspective
      2m 13s
  3. 25m 21s
    1. Installing the starting state exercise files
      8m 38s
    2. Updating the site to the most recent version of Joomla! 1.5
      8m 43s
    3. Downloading, installing, and configuring the jUpgrade migration component
      2m 56s
    4. Migrating a site to Joomla! 2.5
      1m 41s
    5. Checking the site after migration for problems and issues
      3m 23s
  4. 54m 10s
    1. Reinstalling the Afterburner template
      5m 47s
    2. Reassigning modules to their correct positions
      8m 46s
    3. Installing the logo image and adjusting template parameters
      5m 50s
    4. Fixing page headers
      3m 24s
    5. Fixing images in an image-based menu
      4m 15s
    6. Reinstalling JCE
      4m 16s
    7. Reinstalling Xmap
      5m 34s
    8. Changing the quote extension from Vip Quotes to Rquotes
      4m 2s
    9. Configuring the Rquotes module
      4m 5s
    10. Testing
      8m 11s
  5. 28m 8s
    1. Installing the starting state exercise files
      8m 38s
    2. Updating the site to the most recent version of Joomla! 1.5
      5m 35s
    3. Installing Joomla! 2.5
      6m 17s
    4. Downloading and installing the SP Upgrade migration component
      2m 44s
    5. Migrating the site to Joomla! 2.5 and checking the site for problems and issues
      4m 54s
  6. 19m 20s
    1. Downloading the Joomla! 1.5 template to prepare it for Joomla! 2.5
      4m 26s
    2. Correcting the index.php file
      2m 4s
    3. Correcting the XML file
      4m 30s
    4. Creating files new to Joomla! 2.5
      4m 10s
    5. Installing the revised template in Joomla! 2.5
      4m 10s
  7. 40m 56s
    1. Adjusting article options
      2m 46s
    2. Displaying content on the homepage
      2m 40s
    3. Reviewing site modules
      5m 36s
    4. Adjusting the breadcrumb arrow
      4m 6s
    5. Adjusting page headers
      5m 44s
    6. Reinstalling JCE
      3m 34s
    7. Reinstalling Xmap
      4m 54s
    8. Changing the quote extension from Vip Quotes to Rquotes
      3m 13s
    9. Configuring the Rquotes module
      5m 17s
    10. Adjusting language strings in the search module
      3m 6s
  8. 51m 46s
    1. Installing the Web Developer toolbar and Firebug
      2m 13s
    2. Adjusting the styling for the Our Featured Products listing
      6m 13s
    3. Adjusting the login box
      5m 18s
    4. Adjusting the right content margin
      2m 24s
    5. Adjusting article options for the multipage Product Sampler article
      6m 30s
    6. Formatting the multipage Product Sampler article with CSS
      4m 45s
    7. Formatting the random image
      3m 30s
    8. Formatting Rquotes
      3m 3s
    9. Formatting the Our Visitors module on the About page
      2m 41s
    10. Formatting the contact form
      8m 15s
    11. Formatting the site map
      4m 17s
    12. Formatting the search box
      2m 37s
  9. 11m 1s
    1. Testing the template in multiple browsers and configuring the Global Configuration
      6m 15s
    2. Launching the Joomla! 2.5 site
      4m 46s
  10. 59s
    1. Goodbye
      59s

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Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5
4h 0m Beginner Apr 03, 2012

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In Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5, Jen Kramer walks through moving a typical site to Joomla! 2.5 using two different tools, jUpgrade and SP Upgrade. jUpgrade and SP Upgrade migrate the 1.5 database content to 2.5 automatically, which maintains your data and settings. Jen shows how to download and configure the tools; how to adjust modules, images, and templates that may have shifted during the move; and how to update an old custom template for Joomla! 2.5 and fix any styling issues postmigration.

Note: jUpgrade is free, while SP Upgrade has a small fee.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the differences between Joomla! 1.5 and 2.5
  • Talking to a client about the migration, plus bulletproof reasons why they'll want to move their site
  • Downloading, installing, and configuring jUpgrade and SP Upgrade
  • Reassigning modules to their correct positions
  • Fixing page headers
  • Reinstalling third-party extensions
  • Correcting custom templates' XML and index.php files
  • Testing the template
  • Configuring Global Configuration
  • Launching the site
Subjects:
Developer Web CMS Web Development
Software:
Joomla!
Author:
Jen Kramer

Welcome

Hi! I'm Jen Kramer! Welcome to Migrating Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5. Content management systems are growing in popularity for creating both simple and complex web sites. Joomla! is one of the three best-known open- source content management systems in the world. In this course, I will show you how to prep your Joomla! 1.5 web site for migration to Joomla! 2.5. After that, I'll show you how to move your Joomla! 1.5 web site to Joomla! 2.5 using two third-party extensions; jUpgrade and SP Upgrade.

After the move, I'll show you how to reinstall and reconfigure third-party extensions and templates. I'll also show you how to migrate a custom template between Joomla! versions. Finally, we'll test the migrated sites to make sure they're working well after the move. So if you're ready, let's get started with migrating Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5.


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Q: After following along with the exercise files, all has gone well until I installed JCE. When I did this my control panel on the backend came up with the following "strict standards" error:

( ! ) Strict standards: Non-static method WFEditor::getInstance() should
not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in
C:\wamp\www\administrator\components\com_jce\models\model.php on line 112

Please advise. I looked for a way of uninstalling JCE and could not find one. The exercise site seems to work quite well otherwise, although I can't change the profile of JCE as instructed because of similar messages throughout the JCE profile.
A: Anytime you receive an error about "strict standards" when work with WAMP (any additional messaging doesn't matter), please apply the following fix. This fix is also described in the Joomla! 3 Essential Training Chapter 11 video, "Turning off WAMP error reporting."

Because the error reporting is an issue with WAMP and not Joomla!, this fix works for Joomla! 1.6, 1.7, 2.5, and 3.0, as well as later versions of Joomla.

1. In WAMP, find the icon in the system tray and click it.

2. Choose PHP - php.ini from the list.

3. Search the php.ini file for the following line:

error_reporting = {there will be some kind of value in this place}

4. Change whatever value is there on that line to the following:

error_reporting = E_ERROR

5. Save and close php.ini, then go back to the WAMP menu and choose "stop
all services", followed by "start all services" to reboot Apache.

6. You should no longer see errors. If errors are still present, then do
the following:

a. follow steps 1 and 2 above

b. Search the php.ini file for the following line:

display_errors = off

Change this to

display_errors = on

c. Follow step 5 above.
 
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