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JoomlaChicago - Loop - February 2012 Presentation

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February 2nd, 2012 presentation at JoomlaChicago - Loop User Group meeting in downtown Chicago. …

February 2nd, 2012 presentation at JoomlaChicago - Loop User Group meeting in downtown Chicago.

Presentation was given by Kendall Cabe of Times Two Technology. The presentation covered information on Joomla! 2.5 and future versions and roadmap for newer Joomla! software.

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  • 1. Today's Presentation: Joomla 2.5 and the Path Ahead
  • 2. Today's Presenter
    • Kendall Cabe
    • Times Two Technology
    • Email: kendall.cabe@timestwotechnology.com
    • Direct: 312.376.8288
  • 3. Overview
    • All about Joomla 2.5
      • What’s New
      • Should I Migrate
    • Migrating from 1.5 to 2.5
    • The Path Ahead – Joomla 3.x and Beyond
      • The Release Cycle
      • Joomla! Roadmap
  • 4. ALL ABOUT JOOMLA! 2.5
  • 5. Joomla 2.5 – The Skinny
    • Most stable release of this cycle
    • End of the latest development cycle – Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5
    • Next “Long Term Support (LTS)” Release
    • Supported until December 2013
    • Current Version – 2.5.1 as of 02/02/2012
  • 6. What’s New in Joomla! 2.5
    • Joomla Platform 11.3
    • Smart Finder – New site search replacement
    • Multi-database support
      • MySQL, MS SQL Server with Oracle and PostgreSQL coming soon
    • Mobile Enhancements
    • Language Overrides
    • Update Notification Module
    • Captcha Support
    • Article Images
  • 7. What’s New - References
    • Joomla Community Magazine http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/Issue-Jan-2012/item/654-What-s-new-in-Joomla-2-5
    • JoomlaShowroom http://www.joomlashowroom.com/Blog/What-to-expect-in-Joomla-2.5-New-Features.html
  • 8. Should I Migrate from 1.5 to 2.5?
    • Short answer – It Depends.
    • Long answer – Yes, and here’s why…
      • Better security with updates
      • Access to newer technology
      • More support available for later versions
    • A Good Read - http://www.joomla4web.com/blog/to-migrate-or-not-to-migrate-that-is-the-question.html
  • 9. MIGRATING FROM JOOMLA! 1.5 TO JOOMLA! 2.5
  • 10. Migration Gotchas
    • Check extensions for versions that work on Joomla! 2.5
    • Some extensions may require manual migration of data
    • Migration utilities USUALLY migrate only the core content, not extension content (some exceptions apply)
    • Utilities may leave a lot of unwanted stuff behind
  • 11. Migration Tools
    • jUpgrade http://redcomponent.com/jupgrade
    • SP Upgrade http://cyend.com/extensions/extensions/components/5-upgrade-joomla-from-15-to-16
  • 12. Migration Checklist
    • Backup! Backup! Backup!
    • Test migration on a copy of your site
    • Run the migration
    • Reinstall 3PD Extensions
    • Migrate 3PD data
    • Test the site….then test it some more.
    • Then – Run it on your production site.
  • 13. THE PATH AHEAD JOOMLA! 3.X AND BEYOND
  • 14. Joomla Release Cycle
    • Releases every 6 months*
    • Joomla 1.5 – EOL April 2012
    • Joomla 2.5 – Security and major bug fixes only; EOL - December 2013
    • Joomla 3.x series – 3.0 (STS) – Sept 2012, 3.1 (STS) – Mar 2013, 3.5 (LTS) – Sept 2013; EOL – Jun 2015
    • * Start of next release cycle has been moved to September 2012
  • 15. Joomla Future Roadmap
    • Project releases a “Vision” for the upcoming version
    • Joomla 3.0
      • Vision – Rediscover Content http://www.joomla.org/announcements/general-news/5321-rediscover-content-the-vision-for-next-years-release.html
      • UX Roadmap http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-feb-2012/item/673-roadmap-for-a-great-Joomla-3-UX http://ux.joomla.org
  • 16. End of Presentation Q&A and Thank You!