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Management & Maintenance

ADANA Estepona

I have volunteered my time as webmaster for this animal charity for the past 3 and half years. When I took over the site it had been badly hacked and had many other issues so I cleaned it up and got it up and functioning properly in Joomla 1.5. At the time I used more or less the same template that the site had before I took over as I knew that big changes in the look of it might be too much change and I was already making so many other changes with the menus and pages that I kept the look not too far from what it had been.

In the last year the number of Joomla 1.5 sites that have been hacked has been enormous and I knew that I would have to migrate this site to 2.5 soon but had been putting it off due to the size of the site, the amount of extensions it was using and the mult-lingual aspect, all of which I knew would make it a difficult move from 1.5 to 2.5.

In September 2013 I got notified by the webhost that they highly recommended the site be upgraded to 2.5 due to the deprecation of 1.5 and the liklihood of hacking so I knew the time was now.

A Joomla migration from 1.5 to 2.5 is not an easy task for a site of this size but the Joomfish multi-lingual aspect of it turned out to be the most troublesome. I used SP Upgrade to import the main language data. It is a good extension but it can't import the Joomfish extension, nor indeed many of the other extensions. To migrate the other two languages I ended up using an extension called Josetta which uses the built in Joomla language plugin. This system works completely differently than Joomfish - not nearly as clean and efficient - but at that time there was no choice. I'm not sure yet whether or not there is still no choice. I found something after I'd done the migration called Joomfish migrator. The price is reasonable and it sounds like it would do the job but it isn't listed in the Joomla extensions directory, so it makes me wonder if it is as good as I'm thinking.

At any rate, it took some time to get the migration done and while I was doing it I thought it would be a good time to update the look of the site a little, so the site now has a fresher look, is more secure and more up-to-date in terms of usability. I haven't yet done a mobile version of it yet. That will come when I have a little more time.

Website: adana.es