The website is always in a state of change. I currently have requests to update the look of the site. Prior to any update to the look of the site I need to update the software on the site. We currently run Joomla 2.5. This version is no longer supported. We need to update the site to the current version of Joomla (3.6.X). However the upgrade path from 2.5 to 3.6 currently fails (as tested on a back up copy of the site). In order to get the site updated I need to upgrade various extensions and plug-ins (and disable some that can't be updated). Below is a summary of the current status of these extensions.

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Extension Installed Version Desired Version Notes
AllVideos 4.7.0 for 2.5  4.7.0 for 3.X  Need to upgrade post install of 3.X
DJ Image Slider 3.0.3 3.03 This is the slideshow used on the site, updated 8/12
Facebook Comments 1.2 1.2 Allows users to leave comments on articles
JO Facebook Events Pro 3.6 3.6 This update costs $12
Sexy Eye Slideshow 2.0 4.0 $12 (not sure I'm still using this)
Mini Front Page 2.2.3 (for 2.5) 2.2.3 (for 3.X) Free update (they have different versions for 2.5 vs 3.X. Need to reinstall again after upgrade.
Social Fancy Sliders 4.5 4.5 Update costs $16.25. This should fix the broken youtube slider. Need to update again post 3.X.
Community Builder 2.0.10 2.0.10 Free (unless I want to roll in CB Extensions)
CB Connect 5.0 6.0 Costs $99. Allows one to login to the site using facebook. Not sure this is really needed? Dorit requested this so I bought it in the past. (CURRENTLY DISABLED)
Virtumart 3.0.9 3.0.9 Already up to date, allows us to have shopping cart functionality
DocMan 2.1.3 2.1.3 Allows us to serve documents in a coherent way. Used for the newsletters. Update costs $69. Its pricey, but I haven't found anything else that works as well. Plus if I install something else I would need to spend too much time reconfiguring each of the old newsletter descriptions.
Fox Contact 2.0.19 3.4 This drives the contact us page. Update costs 10 Euros. 2.5 and 3.X versions sold separately. Update after 3.X upgrade.
Kunena 4.0.4 4.0.4 This is for the forum. Its a free update.
offlajn 1.0   This extension is what gave me errors on the update. Perhaps remove? I'm not sure what it is for. I think it was part of another extension. DISABLED
uddeIM 3.7 3.7 This allows for Instant Messaging between users of the site. It isn't used often, but I have been messaged a few times. This works along with Community Builder.
BitPay VM Plugin 1.00 3.3? I updated it with the latest version but the installed version number still shows 1.00??? It seems to work fine. I think its ok.
civicrm 4.4.19 4.4.19 Updated on 8/20. There is a newer version, but I'm keeping with the Long Term Support version due to experiences with bugs that they allow in the newer versions.

Once these are up to date I will need to:

  • take a snapshot of the website and copy that snapshot over to
  • upgrade to the latest version of Joomla
  • If successful upgrade to the latest version of Joomla

Once this is done I can create a new template which updates the color schemes, layout, and logo.

Additional Notes

During the attempt at upgrading the error I got was "Joomla upgrade failed plugins/systemdojoloader/dojoloader.php (17) trying to open plugins/system/offlajnjoomla3/compat/offlajnjoomla3compat.php".

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