Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

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JackieV1
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Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:32 pm

I have a very good explanation for the woefully outdated Joomla and Flexbanner, but won't bore you with the details. We are in the process of creating a new Wordpress site for a subset of the outdated Joomla after the hosting platform was upgraded to CENTOS 7 and an higher PHP version that Joomla could bear. After hours of "fixing" the broken pieces of Joomla after reversing PHP back to 5.3, problems are still surfacing. I've searched the database in this forum, but even with using the ADVANCED search, it seems the version numbers are ignored and I'm pouring over hits with JUST Joomla, or Flexbanner and thought I'd try submitting a new topic. I'm happy to be redirected to the topic that will answer my question, but in the meantime, the question is...after the PHP 5.3 server upgrade, Flexbanner 1.5.41 no longers "rotates" as it used to. In the previous environment, refreshing the front page of our site would display a new flexbanner. Now, there is no change, the same banner is displayed. My apologies IN ADVANCE for this apparent lack or disregard as evidenced by the unintentional outdated software, and for not taking more time to pour through existing tickets to find this issue. And, thanks in advance for any help or point to the right direction (other than updating Joomla, it's not an option, sadly). I CAN update Flexbanner, just need to know where to get downloads for Joomla 1.5.12.

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by Andrew998 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:38 pm

I guess the first place to start is FlexBanner 1.5.69 but I've no idea if it will help!
https://www.inchhosting.co.uk/releases/ ... 1.5.69.zip

Give it a go and if that doesn't work we can think again. I'd probably update Joomla to 1.5.26 if nothing else too.
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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:01 am

Thank you Andrew, will give that the Flexbanner upgrade a shot. I considered the 26 version of Joomla, but the site has been up/down with all the stuff going on...didn't want to risk breaking something else. I was out all afternoon...not sure if I'll try the Flexbanner now or tomorrow. :)

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:52 am

Didn't find instructions in my searches, just want to know if I need to uninstall the current Flexbanner version first. had to do that with the Jreviews upgrade (or maybe it was an install, if I removed the old?). I won't lose the data by removing the Flexbanner component, right?

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:15 am

I FOUND SOMETHING!!! Looks like I do not need to uninstall the old version!

1.5.11
Posted on 2009-02-20 by Andrew Rose
Update to show Banner ID on Manage Banners page
Update to install packages so that you don't need to uninstall the old version. As long as you have Joomla! 1.5.5 or newer just install over the existing component and module.

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by Andrew998 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:05 am

I'm glad you found that because it is important not to uninstall the old version. FlexBanner does a full uninstall and you would lose all your data that way. Updates are always done by installing the new version without uninstalling the old version.

In case you haven't found it, Akeeba backup is highly recommended as a way to backup the entire site before doing any work although you'll have to find an old version that works with 1.5.
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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:04 pm

Thanks for the confirmation about NOT reinstalling...and our hosting provider also backs up for us (costs a bit more, but they do it).

:)

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by JackieV1 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:12 pm

FlexBanner Enabled 1.5.69 09/08/2012 inch hosting

Global check-in run, Cleared the Joomla cache, and deleted expired cache. Still no go.

Any chance you might know where in the PHP or the INI file to edit to make the banners rotate again. I would be EXCELLENT if they could/would rotate without having to refresh the page, if that is an option.

thanks!
Jackie

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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by Andrew998 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:20 pm

It's hard to see why this should happen. Are you getting any php errors in your error log (or turn on error reporting and look at the page)?
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Re: Dark Ages: Joomla 1.5.12 with Flexbanner 1.5.41

Post by Andrew998 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:40 pm

I've installed Joomla 1.5 (.26) and FlexBanner 1.5.69 to test. In that configuration the banners definitely do rotate with PHP 5.3. Bear in mind that it isn't a straight rotation but, rather, a random selection from the banners available.
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