Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to 3.0

If you were working on Joomla 1.5 and tried to do the upgrade to 2.5, I’m sure you remember the big fiasco that the upgrade was.

Joomla team promised a decent upgrade to the next one. So here we are.

I have followed the steps to upgrade, and this is my personal experience.Till here, easy.

Then: “Your host needs to disable magic_quotes_gpc to run this version of Joomla!”. After some hours changing parameters in the .htaccess, php.ini, etc. Finally I discover that the configuration of the multi-hosting we use requires the administrators to do it, so 5 minutes later it was done 🙁

Finally it was the only hurdle of the new environment, now we will have to learn about the new features, and tricks to make the application works with a nice style.



Learning about .httpaccess, some notes I would like to remind

Options -Indexes
# joapen, redirect no www
ReWriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^joapen.com
RewriteRule (.*) http://www.joapen.com/$1 [R=301,L]

# avoid perl issues
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} libwww-perl.*
RewriteRule .* – [F,L]
# joapen ends

The perfect storm on an opportunity

You are evaluating an opportunity and all the different components of the opportunity are there.

The customer has a pain, you have the right solution and some technical people understanding the issue working for them. You know you can build the solution in a couple of weeks, that you are competitive in that niche.

You talked to the business buyer, s/he agrees with the solution approach and the business case is strong: with a good ROI and aligned with the investment strategy approved by governance.

Then, why you should not go ahead with this opportunity?

there’s no compelling event.


(Last week I used a the cover of a wood box of wine to build a place to store knives, recycling!!!  )

Media del Agua

Ayer media maratón del agua entre la Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Alcalá de Guadaira y vuelta, por carrilles para no machacar articulaciones y repechos para hacerlo más divertivo.

Tiempo final 1.49.49.