Notes on Joomla 3.x compatibility
Last updated 5/8/2014
There are major changes between Joomla 2.5 and 3.x. Here's the status of the components we use:
- Community Builder 1.9.1 is compatible with 3.1 and is installed on sites.
- Upgraded GMaps Pro 1.0 to work with Joomla 1.6. We are on our own here.
- Event List. Beta version 1.0.2 works in 1.6. JEM has forked the project and may be working on 3.0. (But it doesn't look as though much is going on.)
- Expose Prive - only in legacy mode - Have modified to work in 1.6. We're on our own.
- Kunena - 3.x compatible. Installed on all sites.
- Sticky Message Pro - New paid version available that runs on 3.x
- CB Mailing - we've edited so heavily we will have to deal with it.
- Google Analytics Bridge - seems to be gone but there are lots of 3.x-compatible modules to do the same thing.
- Google Verify - seems to be gone but there are lots of 3.x-compatible modules.
- CB Photo Gallery - Latest version suports 3.x. Need to renew Joomla Advanced account to get access.
- Alternate Home works in 1.5 Native. Modified xml, works in 1.6. Need to check in 3.x
- All Videos. Latest version works in 3.x
- Login Redirect - Need to test
- Add yourself to the reunion attendees - Need to test
- Summary reunion list - Need to test
- HAA Reunion Mgr admin - Need to test
- HAA Reunion CB plugin - Need to test
- HAA Spam filter - Need to test
Also we need to develop a conversion program to migrate the existing sites onto the new version. This will be a fairly complicated process.
As expected a preliminary upgrade to 3.3 fails miserably. It looks like it will take a lot of work to get this going. The first version of 3.x that will be offered long-term support is 3.5. Probably we should wait for that to come along.