Upgrade of Joomla Community
This job is about an major upgrade for a Joomla [url removed, login to view] (legacy mode is active) based community.
I would like you to upgrade it all to the latest versions available of Joomla and the used extensions.
The most difficult extensions I used are the components communitybuilder (Version 1.2.1) and kuena forum (Version [url removed, login to view]).
The aim of the upgrades is to have a more reliable and more stable system which allows to implement new features. But these new features are not part of this upgrade project.
All Users, their data, their pictures and all entires in the forum have to be available and working after the upgrade.
Since the Upgrade will change the visual appearance of some extensions, it is important to know that you do NOT need to have exactly the same design after the upgrade. But we should have the same look in general (colors, fonts etc.).
The upgrade is NOT possible with automatic upgrade components - they fail. I already tried it. You must be an experienced JOOMLA expert for this job!
The upgrade should be tested on a separate Testserver. For the tests I will give you a copy of the filesystem and the database. The database is quite huge (about 37MB as uncompressed SQL File).
When all tests there are positiv the upgrade on the real website should be done without longer downtime.
Some of the used extensions need to be paid. I will buy them and send the files to you - you will have no costs for that.
Some of the used extensions are not available for Joomla 2.5. They can be replaced with simliar extensions.
Some components are no longer needed. They can be uninstalled.
You will find an overview of all extensions in the attached Excel-Sheet.
I can provice you with a test webspace if needed. Otherwise you can use your own webspace.
Please keep in mind, that the test server and the production server might be slightly different regarding the PHP and MySQL-Version.
It would be nice if we could finish this Upgrade until 30th of may. But we can talk about this date.