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    Joomla Upgrade?

    The previous network manager has left and i have been given the task of taken over the Joomla Website.

    Currently we are on 1.0.15 Stable. Should i upgrade to the new one?

    Would it casue any problems?

    How to do it?

    Rose Bridge High School - Home

    Sorry for the list of questions

    Thanks
    Peter

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    Your site is what I'd call a "quiet" one.

    If its going to stay that way, then just leave well alone.

    If there are plans to make it buisier then create a new 1.5 site and just copy and paste the existing info (as there's not much there) and re-do the template.

    regards

    Simon

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    how would i go about making a new 1.5 website?
    Thanks
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    Well, if your web knowledge is a bit low, I'd suggest trying to create a site on a local webserver first and once you've got it working locally it is relatively easy to upload it to your real website using an extension called Joomlapack.

    I use something called Uniform Server to host my test websites on my local machine but there are many others.

    So basically, install a local webserver, download the latest Edugeek Joomla Package and start playing

    Come back if you need help doing the install or check out the other threads/wiki

    regards
    Simon

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    I think that template was even part of an older J1.5 edugeek package (back when I first started posting)

    IT might still be hanging around if you ask one of the admins...

    Then its just a case of copy/pasting the info into the edugeek package, and placing your logo files into the relevent place...

    P.S use WAMP to create your local test server...

    also a link to the wiki on this subject http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.ph...mla_1.X_to_1.5
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    well at the moment what i gather. Is that the website is currently hosted on a local machine and the rosebridge url (which i think is from our council) is just being redirected to our web server. So will i just need a normal work station to give it a go?

    Thanks
    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by darbyshire View Post
    well at the moment what i gather. Is that the website is currently hosted on a local machine and the rosebridge url (which i think is from our council) is just being redirected to our web server. So will i just need a normal work station to give it a go?

    Thanks
    Peter
    Yes a XP machine will do, install WAMP, download which ever Joomla package you want EduJoomla is good follow this guide and you should be up and running in 10 minutes

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    Thanks all. i have a go tomorrow when i get to work.

    When i get a local site running how i want. How easy is it to copy the website over to our current joomla website?

    Thanks again
    Peter

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    Have to agree with comments above. Create a brand new J1.5 based site using a WAMP package such as XAMPP and the current Edugeek Joomla Package from here and get your site running on your local machine.

    Copying the site to a live server is a matter of copying the site files, exporting the local DB and importing to your live servers DB and then changing a few values in the configuration.php file.

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    When i get a local site running how i want. How easy is it to copy the website over to our current joomla website?
    Its basically copying the new website across using FTP and then running a configuration routine that takes 2 mins.

    But just before you do that, I'd recommend taking a backup of the old site first

    regards

    Simon

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