My ultimate goal is to create a test baseline where I can work through an upgrade from 2.5.9 to a current 3.x. I need to test changes as I apply them to be sure I am not breaking anything. (This is not a business site, but an active club that I belong.)
Current live installation is under public_html. I created a sub directory called joomla_test_update and cp all of the files and directories into there. (I have ssh access to the server).
I updated configuration.php
public $log_path = '/home/myuser/public_html/joomla_test_update/logs'; public $tmp_path = '/home/myuser/public_html/joomla_test_update/tmp';
and I also updated htaccess.txt (not .htaccess) as
It works that I can load the "home page" by navigating to http://mysite.org/joomla_test_update
Links from the home page work, but the items in the Main Menu throw an error
404 - Category not found You may not be able to visit this page because of: an out-of-date bookmark/favourite ...
What do I need to update to make this work? Also any other suggestions to ease my journey from 2.5.9 to 3.x.