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Should you update your Jomres Quickstart to Joomla 4?

In this post I will discuss whether or not you should update Joomla 3 Quickstarts to Joomla 4.

In short, no you should not.

The Quickstarts use a variety of plugins that are quite honestly, getting a bit long in the tooth. I've tried updating some Quickstarts locally and to be honest the results were less than stellar.

I am currently working on building a new Quickstart based on Joomla 4 here :

It's currently a work in progress, I'm building a ton of new functionality for it (see the technical blog for more details) but until that's ready I really do recommend that if you want Jomres in Joomla 4 that then you should start with a fresh install.

What's that you say? You're stubborn and a glutton for punishment?

If you really, really want to update your quickstart site then you should do it in this order.

  1. Update Jomres
  2. Update it's plugins in the Jomres Plugin Manager
  3. Update other plugins
  4. Update Joomla

Remember, any large update should always be tested on a staging/development server that's a copy of your live site before attempting update on your live server and you should always backup backup backup.


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vince picDeveloped and maintained by Vince Wooll, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.

As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was released as a commercial project. Since then Jomres has become the world's oldest online booking plugin for any PHP CMS. It has been used in Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 2.5, 3 & 4 and WordPress 4, 5 & 6.

Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an integral part of the project and made many significant contributions.

Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and Vince have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous Valentina Template Override Package.

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