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Will updating to 1.6 or 1.7 change the page URL from 1.0.11

Post by Ozz13 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:58 pm

I'm having my site redesigned and considering only a new theme and layout vs updating from this version now 1,850 days old.

I'm ranked extremely well on Google, Bing and Yahoo and was told that the URL would change if I did so.

Currently they're in this format http://www.mywebsite.com/content/view/16/48/

If I a change occurs this will create 404 errors from currently ranked pages which is very undesirable.

If I can update joomla and keep my URL I should be fine.

Appreciate any help...

 
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Re: Will updating to 1.6 or 1.7 change the page URL from 1.0

Post by beededea » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:36 pm

Sorry old boy but there is no update from Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 1.5/6/7. It is a migration, ie. you build a new Joomla 1.5/6/7 site and then take your content and move it over, then you do the same for other extensions. Basically you build a new site from scratch and use your old content. You have to search for the same extensions/modules and mambots and then re-install all the new versions and see how they work.

Whether the URLs will change depends upon which SEF tool you chose to use on the old site. If you installed a 3rd part SEF tool like JoomSEF or sh404SEF then the new versions should be configurable to produce the same URLs.
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Re: Will updating to 1.6 or 1.7 change the page URL from 1.0

Post by Ozz13 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:09 pm

oooooooooof...

Thanks for the info..

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Re: Will updating to 1.6 or 1.7 change the page URL from 1.0

Post by beededea » Mon Sep 26, 2011 2:59 pm

There are many arguments for not upgrading your old site until you really have to. If you have the site hosted on a secure server and backed up regularly you can reduce any worries you have of the site being compromised. As long as the host continues to use the compatible version of PHP then your site will continue to work. If the host ever upgrades PHP then you can transfer the site to a host that intends to retain the current version of PHP for older Joomla/ other CMS sites that depend upon it.

Read this, it all applies to your case.

http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=621745
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