Site Converted from Mambo to Joomla

There was some downtime this evening as I converted Off on a Tangent’s content management system from Mambo to Joomla. Joomla is a fork of the Mambo project which is developed by the same team that had previously developed Mambo. I consider Joomla 1.0 the most legitimate upgrade path from Mambo 4.5.2 (as opposed to the Mambo Foundation/Miro International releases that will continue under the Mambo name).

The upgrade went largely without a hitch, but let me know if you run into anything odd.

My choice to tie Off on a Tangent into Joomla (which will likely become less and less compatible with Mambo as the forks diverge over time) will ensure the widest range of support from the open-source community and third-party developers, most of whom have now abandoned the original Mambo project in favor of Joomla. Continuing with Mambo would have been turning my back on the developers who built this excellent CMS, and would likely have limited future plug-in and add-on compatibility.

Scott Bradford has been putting his opinions on his website since 1995—before most people knew what a website was. He has been a professional web developer in the public- and private-sector for over twenty years. He is an independent constitutional conservative who believes in human rights and limited government, and a Catholic Christian whose beliefs are summarized in the Nicene Creed. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. He loves Pink Floyd and can play the bass guitar . . . sort-of. He’s a husband, pet lover, amateur radio operator, and classic AMC/Jeep enthusiast.