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ZGF4 and J 2.5 > 3.x template migration

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Hi there again :)

Some good stuff to chew on there.

I basically wrote zgf4 with T3 in mind so the folder structure is very similar and the zgf4 has some similar functions that use the same label so users should be able to drop in their template override code.

I am yet to do a full simple swap from T3 to zgf4 so I will post the results and the steps to do that in the docs. My aim is to make it a matter of an hour or so to be able to move from T3 to zgf4. Prob wont be a convertor though - more of a manual process - but it should be straight forward.

Re One Page.

Focus 2 - the next theme release has some improved one page code. Eg active states for the menu for each section etc.

You probably need to tell us what the issues are to help with those.

Thanks for the feedback :)
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Hi Rob:

I have used RASA on this site:
www.pickardconstruction.ca

It is in Joomla 2.5 using the RASA template.

What do I need to do to update this site to J3 and use the new template without losing all of the database?

Is this possible? Have you any 'linnks' that would help?

Seasons greetings to you too!

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Hi Tony,

Its a migration so you would re-build the site using a backup to a different site folder

You would create a backup using akeeba and download that to a new folder and that migrate/update the core files and extensions you have used together with the template

You should not be working on the original site/database

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Hi Anthony, hi all,

thanks for reading through the suggestions!

Re ONE PAGE:

I opened a new topic with the particular issues on one base3 install, so you can follow if it's an individual Setup question or general functionality of the feature. (see: www.joomlabamboo.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&view=topic&catid=668&id=113495&Itemid=215)

In the end it would be great to be able to use the ONE PAGE feature as a kind of inbuilt landing page. This means easy assignment to menu items and an easy (by clients not by changing code) add on of links pointing on the site or to an external source.

Thanks a lot.
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I also have 2 J3.x sites with T3:
Flux and Nebula
I would just love to get rid of T3. ;)
I know everyone has their own needs that seem immediate so it would be hard to determine a priority that would suit all. That said, I think tackling any requests would be appreciated.
But if you can tell me now, would it be better for me to go ahead and upgrade any sites to J3.x with T3 and then await your ZGF4 template changeover decisions? Twice the work for me but that's part of business. ;)
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Hi Helen,

I'll ask Anthony when we are all back online

I think the plan at the moment is update the zgfv3 templates together with zgfv2 first with some starter themes

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Hi Paul:

I use cPanel and Installatron to 'manipulate' sites. I can easily create a back up; but would not know how to proceed from there.

Is there some link you could offer for 'specific instructions' in order to update as discussed.

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Hi Tony,

You may want to carefully read over this link as well as the links referred to within.

docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

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Hi Helen: Nice of you to respond!
I will take a look at these and 'report' back!

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I found some really good resources here... thanks Helen...
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Hi Rob: I have been at this long enough and should be able to install a back up on my localhost... How do I do that?
I am supposing that I need a complete back up, then download to my computer... It should render with MAMP if I move it into the right folder...
Am I on the right track!
Tony

Just tried this...
Made a backup with installatron in cPanel, found the back up and downloaded to my computer in /sites/... where I have my MAMP sites located.
Gave a name to the site: Tried to open and got this message:

Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: Could not connect to MySQL.

How do I connect to the database?
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Hi Tony,

Go over your config and make sure all settings are adjusted for MAMP. Sounds like your database part is not correct. MAMP likes

public $dbtype = 'mysqli-or-mysql';
public $host = 'localhost';
public $user = 'root';
public $password = 'root';
public $db = 'your-database-name';
public $dbprefix = 'your-database-prefix_';
public $live_site = '';

Also make sure you adjust your log paths.

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Hi Helen:
Good advice...
Do you know if the Database is included in the back up created by cPanel...?
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Hi Tony,
I am not sure how you did your backup in cPanel. If you can check your MAMP sql for your database, that would be the only way to be sure. I use MySQL Dumper to manage my databases which is a great tool, but alas that is for another conversation. ;)
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Yes, Helen... I agree!
I will continue my research...
You have helped enough, I don't want to take any more of your time!

Cheers,
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Hi Tony,

The best option is to use Akeeba to take a back up :)

akeebabackup.com :)
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Hi Helen,

They are a little bit lower on the list I'm afraid. Im keen to get non J3 and older zgf versions updated first.

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Hi again,

What is the ETA of the one page/one hour conversion tutorial?

Also, I now have a request for ZenBase template. Is this one on your radar?

Thanks,
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HI Helen: I am still following this thread...
Not able to do any upgrades as yet!
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Hi Tony,

I have only done one so far. All went fine except it is the stinking T3! I would prefer not to do this for the others... but if the conversion is from T3 to ZGF4 then I must, unless there is a template alternate that is ZGF4.

*sigh*
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