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Move to Joomla 2.5

Time has come to test out Joomla 2.5 and thought an upgarde to the site was a good idea - so two birds with one stone and all that...!

The upgrade has gone well, but a few lessons have been learnt and are worth noting...

  • jUpgrade rocks!
  • Joomla PHP 5.3 do not play well together
    • Took me awhile to find this one, but if you find your Apache logs overflowing with warnings and your site running slow add the following to your php.ini file...
    • {codecitation style="brush: bash;"}error_reporting = E_COMPILE_ERROR|E_ERROR|E_CORE_ERROR{/codecitation}
    • Thanks to Adam Boswell for his PHP 5.3 Common Issues and Solutions page.
  • Check your plugins etc are supported
    • No really, do check! I have to admit I did jump right in and was lucky most of the way until I hit my SSO solution with tktcookie. Most popular plugins have already been updated to support 2.5.x but for not so popular plugins have less of a demand, support request is in with the developer and I'm hoping for the best!

 

error_reporting = E_COMPILE_ERROR|E_ERROR|E_CORE_ERROR

 

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