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Joomla 2.5 templates and DJ-Classifieds 3.3

The new 3.3 version of popular DJ-Classifieds extension was released recently. It includes many new features requiring additional CSS styles to our templates, so we released updates for all Joomla 3.x templates using the DJ-Classifieds extension.

 

What about DJ-Classifieds theme update for Joomla 2.5 templates?

As official support for Joomla 2.5 ended in December 2014, we decided that we will not update our Joomla 2.5 templates for DJ-Classifieds 3.3 version and the DJ-Classifieds version provided along with the quickstart package will be supported only.

 

I am running Joomla 2.5 template. How can I take an advantage of DJ-Classifieds 3.3?

If you are running our Joomla 2.5 template with DJ-Classifieds extension, you have two options to keep using the same template and take an advantage of DJ-Classifieds 3.3.

 

Option 1: Jump to Joomla 3.x

All our templates for Joomla 2.5 using DJ-Classifieds extension are available for Joomla 3.x version too. You may consider migration to the latest Joomla version, since it can be done quite easily.

 

Guide for Joomla 2.5 to 3.x step by step migration:

1) Migrate Joomla 2.5 to 3.x as described here:

https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration

2) From your download area at Joomla-Monster.com, download the quickstart package for Joomla 3.x, the template package for Joomla 3.x and the EF3 Framework package.

3) Uninstall Joomla 2.5 template from your migrated Joomla

4) Install Joomla 3.x template and EF3 Framework plugin on your migrated Joomla

5) Unpack the quickstart package.

6) In your Joomla directory, delete the following folder:

/components/com_djclassifieds/themes/your-template-name

7) From the unpacked quickstart package, copy the following folder to the same location in your Joomla directory:

/components/com_djclassifieds/themes/your-template-name

 

NOTE:As you can read in the guide, it is important to make a backup before migration.
If you are using 3rd party extensions on your Joomla 2.5, please make sure they are compatible with Joomla 3.x and they will continue working properly after migration to Joomla 3.x.

 

Option 2: Use DJ-Classifieds theme from Joomla 3.x with your Joomla 2.5 template

If you really want to keep using Joomla 2.5 or you have no possibility to migrate to Joomla 3.x, you can try to use the updated DJ-Classifieds theme from Joomla 3.x template version.

 

Guide for DJ-Classifieds theme copying from Joomla 3.x to Joomla 2.5:

1) Backup your site.

2) From your download area at Joomla-Monster.com, download the quickstart package of your template for Joomla 3.x version.

3) Unpack the quickstart package.

4) In your Joomla directory, delete the following folder:

/components/com_djclassifieds/themes/your-template-name

5) From the unpacked quickstart package, copy the following folder to the same location in your Joomla directory:

/components/com_djclassifieds/themes/your-template-name

6) Remove all CSS styles related to the DJ-Classifieds extension from the following file in your Joomla directory:

/templates/your-template-name/css/responsive_css.php

7) Clean your Joomla cache.

 

NOTE:Since there are some differences in code between Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3.x templates, the DJ-Classifieds theme from Joomla 3.x may not work with Joomla 2.5 as good as it works on Joomla 3.x.

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