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Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:11 am
by LeeroyBrown
I run a site that has heavy vBulletin traffic, and would like to use Joomla for our CMS.

I'm hesitant to use vBridge before we fully test Joomla on our servers and check on integration issues.

As I'm naive with Joomla and vBridge, I want to know if I can set-up our site using Joomla, beta-test it for a while and at a later date, incorporate vBridge without affecting whatever we've set-up in Joomla.

Re: Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:17 am
by EMRhelp
one way to get familiar with Joomla! is to run a copy locally.

MSAS
http://www.joomlasolutions.com/index.ph ... &Itemid=59

MSAS is mambo stand alone server.
it works with Joomla

ie.

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,9886.0.html

You can play with Joomla to your heart's content and then upload it when you are ready.

Re: Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:03 am
by LeeroyBrown
Thanks.  :)

If I want to run Joomla on our production server as a beta for guests, can I do that and then later integrate with vBridge without losing any of our Joomla set-up?

Re: Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:38 am
by kenmcd
LeeroyBrown wrote:I want to know if I can set-up our site using Joomla, beta-test it for a while and at a later date, incorporate vBridge without affecting whatever we've set-up in Joomla.
Yes.

Re: Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:05 am
by clenard
LeeroyBrown wrote: Thanks.  :)

If I want to run Joomla on our production server as a beta for guests, can I do that and then later integrate with vBridge without losing any of our Joomla set-up?
Yeah, you should be able to run it as say, "http://yoursite.com/mambo" and link your admins, mods, sm's and dedicated members there so they can test it for you? Then you can just move it to the root directory when you feel It's bug-free?

Re: Install Joomla first, bridge it later?

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:37 am
by LeeroyBrown
Thanks everyone for the input.  Good to hear it'll work. :)