Sydney JUG 14/02/2012Presented by Tim Plummer – Tweet @bfsurvey
Joomla Release DatesJoomla Version Release Type Release Date End of LifeJoomla 1.0 Long Term Sep-05 Jul-09Joomla 1.5 Long Term Jan-08 Apr-12Joomla 1.6 Short Term Jan-11 Aug-11Joomla 1.7 Short Term Jul-11 Feb-12Joomla 2.5 Long Term Jan-12 Aug-13Joomla 3.0 Short Term Jul-12 Feb-13Joomla 3.1 Short Term Jan-13 Aug-13Joomla 3.5 Long Term Jul-13 Feb-15
SQL Server• Load driver in php.ini – actual dll will depend on php version and whether your server supports non-thread-safe or thread-safe• extension=php_sqlsrv_53_ts_vc9.dll• Need to restart PHP for change to take effect• phpinfo should show sqlsrv section
Step 2 shows which databases are available on your server
Other improvements• Beez core template comes with mobile enhancements• Ability to indicate a default language for News Feeds• Right to Left language direction setting for New Feeds• Improvements for batch processing
Should I upgrade to 2.5?• http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-feb- 2012/item/676-Help-With-1-7-Out-and-2-5- Just-In,-What-Should-I-Do-Upgrade-or- Upgrade-me-not• http://magazine.joomla.org/issues/Issue-Aug- 2011/item/530-Nine-Questions-When- Preparing-Clients-for-Joomla-1-8
Should I upgrade to 2.5?• I’ll make it easy, here is my 2 cents I’m currently Should I upgrade using Joomla 1.6 YES Joomla 1.7 YES Joomla 1.5 Eventually YES, but no rush Joomla 1.0 LOL, why bother?
Alternate upgrade method using Admin Tools• Use Admin Tools instead – http://www.akeebabackup.com/
How do I upgrade from Joomla 1.5?• Get new versions of all your extensions• Get a new site template• Take a full backup• Use either JUpgrade (free) or SP Upgrade (commercial) or J2XML Importer (free)
How do I upgrade from Joomla 1.5?• Tutorials – http://www.jomsocial.com/blog/migrating- joomla-15-to-joomla-25-a-guided-tutorial.html – http://www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/upgrade- joomla-16-to-25/
I’m missing the new modules and plugins• Extensions->extension manager->discover
I’m missing new database tables• Extensions->extension manager->database
Article into image not showing• You probably have a template overrides that needs to be updated• /templates/yourtemplate/html/com_content/article/default.php• Compare to /components/com_content/views/article/tmpl/default.php and see what is missing• Another one /templates/yourtemplate/html/com_content/category/blog_item.php
Disappearing articles after 2.5 upgrade• articles that a specific user wrote are not being published. They still show up in the backend but not in the frontend.• Cause: If you have a user linked to a contact that is unpublished, the articles written by this user dont show up in the front.• The solution would be to publish the contact or to completely remove them, including empty the trash.