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Migrating from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5

Course Summary

Walks through moving a typical Joomla! 1.5 site to Joomla! 2.5 using two different tools, jUpgrade and SP Upgrade, including migrating a custom template.       


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    Course Syllabus

    Introduction
       Welcome
       Using the exercise files
    1. Understanding Migrations
       Understanding the Joomla! release cycle
       Approaching the migration from a technical perspective
    2. Migrations Using jUpgrade
       Installing the starting state exercise files
       Updating the site to the most recent version of Joomla! 1.5
       Downloading, installing, and configuring the jUpgrade migration component
       Migrating a site to Joomla! 2.5
       Checking the site after migration for problems and issues
    3. Tweaking Extensions and Commercial Templates for Joomla! 2.5
       Reinstalling the Afterburner template
       Reassigning modules to their correct positions
       Installing the logo image and adjusting template parameters
       Fixing page headers
       Fixing images in an image-based menu
       Reinstalling JCE
       Reinstalling Xmap
       Changing the quote extension from Vip Quotes to Rquotes
       Configuring the Rquotes module
       Testing
    4. Migrations Using SP Upgrade
       Installing the starting state exercise files
       Updating the site to the most recent version of Joomla! 1.5
       Installing Joomla! 2.5
       Downloading and installing the SP Upgrade migration component
       Migrating the site to Joomla! 2.5 and checking the site for problems and issues
    5. Preparing Your Custom Template for Joomla! 2.5
       Downloading the Joomla! 1.5 template to prepare it for Joomla! 2.5
       Correcting the index.php file
       Correcting the XML file
       Creating files new to Joomla! 2.5
       Installing the revised template in Joomla! 2.5
    6. Tweaking Extensions and Options for Joomla! 2.5
       Adjusting article options
       Displaying content on the homepage
       Reviewing site modules
       Adjusting the breadcrumb arrow
       Adjusting page headers
       Reinstalling JCE
       Reinstalling Xmap
       Changing the quote extension from Vip Quotes to Rquotes
       Configuring the Rquotes module
       Adjusting language strings in the search module
    7. Fixing Styling in Your Custom Template
       Installing the Web Developer toolbar and Firebug
       Adjusting the styling for the Our Featured Products listing
       Adjusting the login box
       Adjusting the right content margin
       Adjusting article options for the multipage Product Sampler article
       Formatting the multipage Product Sampler article with CSS
       Formatting the random image
       Formatting Rquotes
       Formatting the Our Visitors module on the About page
       Formatting the contact form
       Formatting the site map
       Formatting the search box
    8. Final Testing and Launching of Your Site
       Testing the template in multiple browsers and configuring the Global Configuration
       Launching the Joomla! 2.5 site
    Conclusion
       Goodbye
     


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

5 - 6 hours / week

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