Test Article for 1.5

This is a test of the 1.5 url rerouting with sh404sef. This is the first test with the new Joomla 1.5 content editor from the front-end of the website.

I’ve had to fix quite a few things and migrate to some new components, but it really hasn’t been that bad.

The biggest issue was that mxComment has issues with sh404sef (and Joomla 1.5 URLs in general). I decided to download JomComment to see if it had any issues with 1.5 and it works like a charm. I should also note that JomComment recently added support for the import of comments from MxComment, which made the transition a breeze.


Joomla Migration Plan

I’ve finally decided to start working on a Joomla 1.5 migration plan. The main thing that has been holding me back is my search engine optimized URLs from Joomla 1.0.15 which are being generated using OpenSEF. Being that OpenSEF is no longer supported, there is not a Joomla 1.5 compatible version of the plugin.

At one point, I tried to migrate from OpenSEF to sh404sef, but quickly realized that they use the same folder structure and I couldn’t do a swing shift. When you try to install sh404sef, it will try to install it in the same folder that OpenSEF is installed in.

Swing Shift: OpenSEF active > Install sh404sef (inactive) > Deactivate OpenSEF and activate sh404sef > Uninstall OpenSEF 

That being said, I’ve realized that sh404sef is Joomla 1.5 compatible, so my plan is to set up a cloned version of my current site and migrate the URLs on the clone site to use sh404sef using a simple shift then try the migration to Joomla 1.5 on the clone site. Assuming things go well, I’ll then perform this on my production site.

Simple Shift: OpenSEF active > Uninstall OpenSEF > Install sh404sef