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the version of joomla
the version of joomla
xingch04




msg:3474981
 3:41 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

there are 2 versions of joomla which mean stable version and RC version. the problem is i'm a beginner with joomla, and wich version of joomla do you recommend me to get started? any information will be appreciated!

 

Philosopher




msg:3474993
 3:54 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Well, the new version of joomla...version 1.5 is ALMOST ready for use. I think they are on RC3 (Release Candidate 3).

If you are just starting out with joomla and can wait another week or two, I'd wait until 1.5 is released as that will be the future of joomla.

There's no since in going through the trouble of learning the current version is it will be outdated in a week or two.

xingch04




msg:3475147
 5:35 pm on Oct 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

can i install ver1.0 first, after the ver1.5 released, then upgrade to ver1.5?

jtara




msg:3478003
 5:06 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Major upgrades can require a lot of work on your part.

Going with the old version, you may have a daunting upgrade task ahead of you.

Going with the new version, you may have to deal with bugs, some add-on modules may not yet be available, books may not be out yet covering the new version, etc.

If you are experienced but just not with Joomla, and building a new site, I'd go with the newer version.

However, I don't know anything specific about the old/new Joomla, and this is just general advice.

malachite




msg:3478028
 5:37 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

Unless you're planning to do anything requiring a lot of extensions/plug ins, I'd recommend going with Joomla! 1.5.

For a start, the 1.5 back-end is easier to understand for someone who's not used Joomla! before, and 1.5 is a big improvement on the 1.0.x series.

While it is possible to upgrade from 1.0.x to 1.5, it's not something to be undertaken lightly and I wouldn't recommend a beginner try it. Go with 1.5 if you're just starting out.

The dedicated forums on the Joomla! site will be able to provide you with more comprehensive advice and answers to your questions. :)

mayest




msg:3478078
 6:11 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

While it is possible to upgrade from 1.0.x to 1.5, it's not something to be undertaken lightly and I wouldn't recommend a beginner try it. Go with 1.5 if you're just starting out.

I agree. I've been playing with version 1.0 in a virtual machine for a few days. I decided that I wanted to upgrade it to the 1.5 version, but after some research it looked to be a royal pain. It may not be too bad if you really know what you are doing, but for me it seemed easier to start again with 1.5 RC3. If I understand correctly, moving from RC3 to the release version should be pretty simple.

I bought a book yesterday ("Beginning Joomla! From Novice to Professional") and it covers version 1.5. I was able to follow the instructions to install it from scratch on my hosting account with no difficulties. It seems to be a great book, and I'm looking forward to trying to move my static html pages to Joomla.

xingch04




msg:3478430
 3:21 am on Oct 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

thank you for your replying! i decide to wait the stable 1.5version. it sounds like have more advantage of the version 1.0.x, and easy to use. that's very important. because, i just wanna get a good start.

cybersquate




msg:3497162
 10:39 pm on Nov 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

I want to give my opinion here... Sorry if this fault. But as my experience to see one and some tragedy (defacing, cracking) is the dealment of the person have not update the version of using cms. In another side perhaps you have confused because mods and antoher contribution not support with new version. But if i have in your posisition. better i have to wait a lil time more for full version.

so, wait untill joomla 1.5

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