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I am currently using Joomla 1.5.14 and am making it more smartphone friendly. Should I redirect smartphone users to another site made exclusively for smart phones or should I just modify my existing to accommodate all types of devices?

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Have Joomla switch templates for mobiel devices

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http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/mobile

http://www.thejoomlapodcast.com/free...with-joomla-15

If you are using Joomla 1.5.14 then your site has some security holes that will allow your site to get hacked. You really need to install the security updates.

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http://www.joomla.org/announcements/...-released.html
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http://www.mobilejoomla.com/
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Have Joomla switch templates for mobiel devices

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http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/mobile

http://www.thejoomlapodcast.com/free...with-joomla-15

If you are using Joomla 1.5.14 then your site has some security holes that will allow your site to get hacked. You really need to install the security updates.

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http://www.joomla.org/announcements/...-released.html
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I would at install the security updates fro 1.5 ASAP. Even if you do consider upgrading to 1.7 you want to get your 1.5 version current.
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Have Joomla switch templates for mobiel devices

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http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/mobile

http://www.thejoomlapodcast.com/free...with-joomla-15

If you are using Joomla 1.5.14 then your site has some security holes that will allow your site to get hacked. You really need to install the security updates.


Hello,

I have been trying to figure out how to make a test copy of my site before upgrading to the latest version of 1.5. Thus far I have not found instructions. Can someone please point me into the right direction and or recommend a good Joomla book? This forum has been quite helpful. I hope to increase my knowledge in Joomla and be able to tinker with my website.

Thank You,
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Hello,

I have been trying to figure out how to make a test copy of my site before upgrading to the latest version of 1.5. Thus far I have not found instructions. Can someone please point me into the right direction and or recommend a good Joomla book? This forum has been quite helpful. I hope to increase my knowledge in Joomla and be able to tinker with my website.

Thank You,
JB
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Do you have a separate domain or server to test on?
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I do not have a separate domain or server to test on.

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I would suggest that you should always have some means of backing up and testing your Joomla site. If you don't have space on an external server, you can do this perfectly well on your own computer. Depending on which operating system you use, there are fairly straightforward ways of setting up the three applications you will need: a server, the PHP scripting language and a MySQL database. Can I suggest doing some research on "WAMP" (for Windows) or "LAMP" for Linux?

To set up a test site for your Joomla installation, you will need to make a copy of the database. (Your ISP should provide something like "phpMyAdmin" to simplify this process.) You will then need to set up a second Joomla site (of the same vintage as the one you're using on your main site) on your own computer. Set it up as a brand new site then simply DROP (delete) all the tables in the new database and install the backup tables from your live site in their place.

It's always good to have backup copies of your live site (sql database files) but also very useful to be able to experiment with a test installation before you make a major change to components or modules on your live site.

Finally... can I endorse the recommendation that you should update to Joomla 1.5.25? Even if you don't make the jump to version 1.7.x, you should definitely upgrade to 1.5.25.

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