Do you have a 1.5 Joomla! template that needs to migrate to 1.7 or even 2.5?
Most published migration documentation recommends us to download the upgraded template from your template provider. But what if your template provider does not support that particular template any longer? Or, what if you have a custom template that did not come from a template provider?
This meetup will show you how easy it is to convert your Joomla 1.5 templates to 1.7/2.5 and show you a few online resources where you can find some information to assist you.
Hello, my name is Kirk Hayes and I have been a Joomla advocate since the 1.0 days long before 1.5 ever existed. Back then I got stuck dealing with Joomla 1.0 websites that did not have support for Joomla 1.5 templates even from reputable template providers. With this new long term release, I want to make sure that we Joomla folks will not be frightened of the migration and be as well equipped as possible. I don't have all the answers, however I will show you a real conversion step by step that does not require downloading an updated template. We will do the entire template conversion ourselves.
I am going to take one of my current 1.5 websites, convert the template such that it can be installed on a 1.7 installation. Then I am going to show you how I then use tools like Firebug and Chrome to make additional changes to the Template CSS in order to make it look like the old 1.5 website.
Requirements: Joomla 1.5 and enthusiasm
6:30 - 7:00 Arrive & Networking
7:00 - 8:45 Template migration/coversion
8:45 - 9:00 Clean up
This meetup is 2.5 hours in length. The cost is $5.00/person to cover the space cost. A minimum of 10 people are required to rsvp yes and show up by February 10th or the event will be postponed/cancelled.