I need to upgrade the website to Joomla 2.5, change template and configure/add
some new functionalities.
Before upgrading I would like to
a) check all installed components and plugins and confirm availability for Joomla 2.5.
b) Propose upgrading/changing component to better ones (free or paid)
The upgrade has to happen without disruption to existing website (please provide
references to previous upgrades and an idea of the plane - for example use of jupgrade).
After the upgrade I would like to move to a new template: the favorite option is Yootheme Revista with Zoo and Widgekit.
>SOME KIND OF PAYWALL
Registered User: Registered users can sign up for newsletters and read up to 5 (it can be changed) premium articles per month + other website functionalities to be developed (for example being able to query a database of companies, access some special content, etc.).
Registration is a multi-step process that collects demographic information (managed via RS-Form?).
Subscriber: unlimited access to the website + other website functionalities to be developed (for example being able to query a database of companies, access some special content, etc.). It also receives print magazine and in the future a digital magazine swiflet.
VERY IMPORTANT: As a Registered or Full Access user you should NOT have to login every time you connect to the website (Facebook style).
Article in blog layout can be tagged as premium. To access Premium articles you need to subscribe to the magazine.
>BANNER SIZES: Banner size has to follow IAB Universal Ad Package Guidelines ([url removed, login to view])
>SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAGAZINE
This is a Paypal supported subscribe process (multi-step to collect demographic information). It can be done via RS-Form.
>CLASSIFIEDS / JOB POSTINGS
A self service tool to post job postings....initially free but ready to become a paid option
POP UP REMINDER
A pop up window after clicking few links on the website to remind to register/subscribe to get all the benefits.
This should not happen for registered user/subscribers (see above)
MOBILE CAPABILITIES ?
If you have any knowledge on mobile accessibility that would be nice.
We would like to minimize references to Joomla....we noticed that the
server gets a lot of attempts to get information currently.
We would like any change done to be documented for future reference.