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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