9 reasons to upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5

New Joomla versions are continuously released – Joomla 2.5, Joomla 3.0 and so on. Joomla 1.5 is no longer supported anymore. That is, I guess that some Joomla 1.5 users might wonder which the next version you should stick to. That should be a version with new useful features, long-term support and a lot of compatible Joomla templates and extensions.
Our answer is Joomla 2.5. You know, it is still supported until December 2013. It is not Joomla 3.0 which is just supported until April, 2013. More reasons? Please take a look at the infographic below:

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Are you ready to learn Joomla from Zero to Expert with OSTraining?

Hello everybody who wants to be a part, or who is already a part, of the Joomla world! It is a fact that when many new things come to you, you will surely find a way to get acquainted with them; maybe you need an enthusiastic teacher or guide, a good book, or just a place where you can seek out tutorial clips.

It's so exciting because I know there is one thing that can help you have all three things above. That is OSTraining, an excellent tutorial resource. And you know what? I have learnt a lot about Joomla thanks to OSTraining. In this article, I will introduce Joomla 2.5 classes from this mini online school – OSTraining.

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4 Must-have Joomla e-books for Joomla newbies

6 month ago, I was a Joomla newbie and had no idea about it. I feel that that time was really difficult because I had to learn about something that I've never even heard of before. How to get started and where? Finally, I found it very useful to study with a book, because in a book, all the chapters are put in a logical order from simple to complex. So, Joomla beginners will know the way to work with Joomla as well as apply what they have studied to build a complete website from scratch easier. That's what I want to bring you today; the best Joomla e-books especially for newbies!

1. "Joomla 2.5 - Beginner's Guide"

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Joomla 2.5 Beginner's Guide

This amazing book is written by Hagen Graf and it is totally free for the e-book version. There are in total 25 chapters in the book which will teach you from the most basic things about Joomla 2.5, such as what it is and how to install, to how to work with other parts such as Joomla extensions, articles, categories, users, navigation, templates, modules, plug-ins, etc. Another strength of this book is that it is available in several languages. The various versions are published at http://cocoate.com/ , you can find the book in English, German, Italian, French and Russian. How amazing it is!

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[Infographic] 9 must-have Joomla 2.5 extensions for your website

One of the most coolest advantages of Joomla is the extensible ability; you know, with 9000+ extensions on Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

However, if you are new to Joomla & get confused with what extensions are necessary for your website, take a look at the inforgraphic about 9 must-have Joomla 2.5 extensions below. Thanks to them, you can use Joomla more easily and more securely. You can also do SEO on your website better.

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Working with Joomla 1.5 templates and Joomla 2.5 templates? Are they different?

The changes from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 are quite significant. That's the reason why some Joomla users who have worked with Joomla 1.5 for a long time, now find it difficult to become familiar with the new interface. There are so many changes and templates is one of them. Hey, Joomla 1.5 users, do you want to know how to customize your template as usual but with a totally new structure and interface? Let's check it out!

There are five main differences between Joomla 1.5 template and Joomla 2.5 template manager:

  1. Structure of Template Manager
  2. Preview template
  3. Edit index.php file
  4. Edit CSS file
  5. Customize template
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Free ebook | Joomla 2.5 Made Easy - A pocket manual for Joomla newbies

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Joomla 2.5 Made Easy - Ebook by JoomlaShine
89 pages
Language: English, German, Danish

Everybody can use Joomla to build their websites, even when they haven't used it before. Why I am so sure of that? Because I am going to introduce a nice Joomla ebook to you. It guides Joomla newbies how to build a Joomla 2.5 website from the scratch, easily and quickly.

We wrote the ebook "Joomla 2.5 Made Easy" from a Joomla newbie point of view. Therefore, it is simple, clear and easy to follow with step-by-step guidelines and detailed figures. You need more details? Let's take a look at the introduction infographic below

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Wie kann man Template von Joomla 1.5 auf Joomla 2.5 konvertieren?

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Mit dieser Führung zeigen wir Ihnen,wie man von Joomla 1.5 Template auf Joomla 2.5 Template konvertieren kann. Als Beispiel machen wir mit Default von Joomla 1.5 Template „rhuk_milkyway“ und konvertieren es zu Joomla 2.5 natürliches kompatible Template.


In dieser Führung enthält nur Konvertierungsprozess- Template, deswegen brauchen Sie Joomla 2.5 Webseit oder konvertieren Sie Joomla 1.5.

Es gibt 5 Schritte.

  1. Machen Sie eine Kopie von allen Joomla 1.5 Tepmlate Dateien.
  2. Editieren Sie Strukturdateien.
  3. Editieren Sie Datei „templateDetails.xml”.
  4. Editieren Sie Datei „index.php“.
  5. Installieren Sie und testen Sie konvertierte Template.
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Joomla! 2.5 – Details von neuen Funktionen

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I/ Joomla! 2.5

Joomla! 2.5 hat die Version 2.5.4. veröffentlicht. Die neue Funktionen von Joomla! 2.5 finde ich sehr interessant. Und heute schreibe ich einen Blog–Artikel zu diesen Funktionen. In meinem Blog erwähne ich nicht alle Funktionen, sonder nur die Wichtigen.

II/ Neue Funktionen in Joomla! 2.5

In vielen Artikeln hat man über neue Funktionen in Joomla! 2.5 verfasst. Hier gehe ich direkt zu den wichtigen Funktionen, die meiner Meinung nach nützlich für Joomla! 2.5 –Anwender sind. Dieser Blog–Artikel besteht aus zwei Teilen, also für Joomla Anfänger und–fortgeschnittende Benutzer.

A. Für Anfänger

1) Smart Search (Suchindex)

Neben der klassischen Suche unterstützt Joomla! 2.5 jetzt die intelligente Suchmaschine. Der Inhalt, der in den Suchergebnissen angezeigt werden, muss zuerst durch eine der Smart–Search–Plug–Ins indiziert werden. Nach dem Indizieren von Inhalten können Sie konfigurieren, um Smart Search über Module Manager mit Modul "Smart Search Module" anzuzeigen.

Smart Search

Abbildung 1: Smart Search–Komponente

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Joomla 2.5 video extensions - To transform your site to a media library

Close your eyes and try to imagine the present without videos and images. Oh my god, it's terrible, right?! Those things help me relax and feel full of life and I even want to set up a lively site containing a gallery of favorite videos that I'd love to share with everyone. As a Joomla user, this is not so difficult because there are many Joomla video extensions on Joomla extensions directory (JED) to support embedded links to video and audio, and create my own dynamic galleries. I chose the 7 best Joomla 2.5 video extensions split into 2 types - "Video players & galleries" and "Video channels". I also tested them on my site.

What are a Video channel and a Video player?

A Video channel is used to present videos from external video streaming sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and so on. Your site doesn't need to use a lot of bandwidth if you choose this method. A video player, meanwhile, helps to play videos from local folders or external video streaming sites. A video player might be expected to understand and translate several video codecs, containing many video formats.

Now we can start to discover what the 7 best Joomla 2.5 extensions are.


I'm looking for a good video extension which could meet my following requirements:

  • Easy to use (this is always a priority on the list)
  • Support most major video formats: avi, mp4, mpeg, flv, wmv, etc.
  • Support for popular video-sharing websites: Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo
  • Multiple galleries and playlists
  • Social media sharing: Facebook, Twitter
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