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Advice sought

5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #120456 by diamondmaxx
Advice sought was created by diamondmaxx
Just trying to wrap my mind around how best to upgrade our 4 golf car sites. We are currently at J 2.5. We got rid of our previous developer who added some customization to our sites. In addition, we have a number of components used that we do not direct support for since their support is limited, of course, to this previous developer who purchased that component, support, etc.

So...with that and my limited Joomla expertise, I am wondering what to do:

1) hire another developer to migrate us to 3.x
2) start from scratch with a new responsive template and new components, etc. and purchase what is needed along the way

Of course, we need to look at the status of each of our components to insure they migrate to 3.x or find another one. Losing whatever customization will be a problem, of course, since we do not know what all she did in the way of customization. So migrating, I am assuming we lose all of this.

Seems a bit of work regardless of what we do.

Added info:
THe main (and possibly only) customization involved our catalog of vehicles on our sites. Like a regular auto, we offer 25-40 various accessories. Rather than have to type in 5-8 different accessories on each car we display ( www.missiongolfcars.com ), we now have a list of accessories grouped by type so the administration just has to go check off the accessories on a particular car and they automatically appear in the description of that vehicle. Saves us a lot of time. Not sure if other catalog apps may already have this built in.

Thanks,
Maxx

Maxx Diamond

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5 years 11 months ago #120473 by Valentin
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Hi Maxx,

The easy answer is 1, a developer should take care of everything, specially if you have customizations on some areas of your sites. We have a list of recommended developers in case you want to email them for a quote.

Number 2 is the safer alternative, but involves a lot of work.

I'll include a third option, in case you want to give a try to the upgrade by yourself, we have a class for that: Update Joomla 2 to 3 .

What make the upgrade process easy or hard, is the third party extensions mainly. The less third party extensions you want for your Joomla 3 site, the easier the process would be.

Kind regards,
Valentín

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