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Migrating from Mambo to Joomla

Using a content management system isn’t everybody’s idea of a fun way to build a website, but I’m starting to really enjoy it. You do have to work within the limits of the system but the advantages it gives are fantastic. Instant site-wide changes, automatic navigation updates, auto-generated RSS feeds, loads of easy to setup plugins and modules etc. In effect, it takes the web design out of the system and allows you to spend your time actually creating content.
This site - www.designbydave.co.uk runs on a basic version of a content management system - blog software called Wordpress.
I have one site though - www.love-edinburgh.co.uk where I’m using a content management system called Mambo. Mambo really is quite powerful but the back-end is confusing with sections and categories always tripping me up. A friend was talking to me on the phone and told me that the new version of Mambo is called Joomla. According to my friend Joomla is going to be the powerful CMS driving force and Mambo will be left behind.
So it looks like I’m going to have to get my Edinburgh site onto Joomla if I don’t want to be left behind. Luckily the clever fellows have made the upgrade pretty simple, and although the software is called something completely different, the installation should work right over the top of Mambo. After I’ve backed up the site I’ll try it and see how we get on. Here’s the details on migrating Mambo to Joomla.

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