Currently I'm using Trombinoscope Contact Pro v 2.4.4 on my Joomla 3.6.4 website. As I was notified by Joomla to upgrade TCP to v2.5.0 I downloaded v 2.5.0 and installed it. Unfortunately this installation completely broke TCP on my website: the lay-out was a mess, all thumbnails were gone, I had no idea where to start to repair it. So I decided to revert back to v2.4.4 and everything was looking fine again.
What steps do I need to take in order to smoothly upgrade from 2.4.4 to v2.5.0?
Major updates are any X.0.0, X.Y.0 versions. Minor versions are X.1.1, X.1.2...
Second, the fact that after the update you see scramble layouts only means that the stylesheets were not taken into account.
Several causes possible:
- a refresh of the browser page (possible but probably not the issue) was needed,
- you have an outside caching system in place for your website (Cloudflare for instance) or are using an extension that caches pages, other than the regular Joomla caching system,
- the cache folder of the Joomla configuration does not have proper privileges (TCP now uses the Joomla cache )
Unfortunately I don't have a testsite available to test these updates. After reading the 2.5.0 comments I just tried to upgrade again. It appears you're right, I've got a permission error on style_trombinoscope_136.css in the Joomla cache directory. After making the corrections on the permission I reloaded the site, and now the stylesheet is properly loaded and the site looks good again.
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