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Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:10 pm
by louroberto
Hello All,
I have a project that I am starting on and the version of Joomla is 1.0. The template was custom made on this platform but I want to upgrade it to 1.5. I have installed 1.5 and did a migration from 1.0 to 1.5 on the new install but the template does not work the same way it did in version 1.0. I have both versions running right now so I can try and work back and forth to iron this out. Is this normal? I used a migration tool and created the sql file and uploaded it when I did the new install (load migration file) and everything went successful but when I tried to work on it in 1.5 it would not view as it did in 1.0. I also set the legacy plugin. I am new to Joomla so I am sure I did something wrong. I am reinstalling 1.5 now due to some errors but was wondering if there was nay advice on this. Should I just start designing a new custom template? Or can I get this one to work. Right now until I get the new files uploaded I cant post any links to the new site not working correctly so any advice would be great at this point. Thanks for any newby support!

Lou

Re: Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:27 pm
by Webdongle
The attached deals with converting an html page to a Joomla 1.5 Template. But it may help point out the differences between 1.0 and 1.5 Templates.

Re: Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:40 pm
by louroberto
Thanks for the reply. I am going to try this. I will post how it turns out

Re: Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:20 pm
by louroberto
Hello and thank you. I already had an index.php file so I made the changes to that file that were in the tutorial but still no luck. It seems that it may be a CSS issue. I am still gonna try to work out the details and post some links to each site. Thanks Ill be back.

Re: Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:42 pm
by louroberto
will this work with out the migration being done because i reinstalled my 1.5 with out the migration. Any thoughts

Re: Custom Template from 1.0 migrate to 1.5

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:57 pm
by Webdongle
That pdf is just a rough guide to some of the code used in 1.5 Templates. The code in 1.0 Templates is different and a comparison between the two may help you. In theory it is just a matter of replacing the 1.0 code with 1.5 code.

And the code in the xml file may be different as well