I started a straight forward upgrade of a Joomla 2.5 site to 3.x.
You start with with downloading Joomla 3.5.1 first. Click here to download that package.
I used Akeeba Kickstart to restore a copy of the site locally in a WAMP environment. Restored the site and it need to be upgraded from 2.5.19 to 2.5.28.
First I needed to turn off Akeeba’s “backup system update” plug-in. Go to Plugins >> Sort by “ID” and it will probably one of the last ones. Of course you can always search.
After that the install went fine.
Next we need to set the Joomla Core Updater to be more risky and allow for “Short Term Support” by clicking on the “Options” button.
Select “Short Term Support”.
Click “Save and Close”. Then go back to Joomla Update in the Control Panel.
I got this error:
1093 – An error has occurred.
You can’t specify target table ‘#__template_styles’ for update in FROM clause SQL=UPDATE `#__template_styles` SET home = (CASE WHEN (SELECT count FROM (SELECT count(`id`) AS count FROM `#__template_styles` WHERE home = ‘1’ AND client_id = 1) as c) = 0 THEN ‘1’ ELSE ‘0’ END) WHERE template = ‘isis’ AND home != ‘1’;
That lead me to this article in the Joomla Forums.
So I uninstalled all plugins hoping the JEvents tables would match up if the upgrade to 3.4 goes well and I reinstall JEvents. I removed Akeeba Plugins, but some didn’t want to go away. I removed the JEvents component and the JCE; although, the JCE didn’t want to uninstall either. I then proceeded with a 3.5.1 migration through the Joomla update manager. I got the same error.
Out of fustration I tried the process in XXAMP and the upgrade happened just like it should .
This error was fixed by going to the following path and renaming “MSMAPI32.DLL” to “MSMAPI32.old”. After that the program worked normally. The path the DLL on Windows 10 is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\system\MSMAPI\1033”.
Divi’s portfolio modules and projects component make adding the project / portfolio a breeze. I found a short code from Surbma that allowed me to quickly add the project tags to the page. The issue I had is when the user clicked on the tag the projects were displaying as single-column blog style and I wanted the columned style the module displayed.
I was surprised I wasn’t able to do this easier, but it looks like others have struggled with this as well. I did get it fixed, and was able to limit the word count. I didn’t make a override yet but I will.