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How to fix database compatibility issues in Joomla?

Joomla is a content management system (CMS) which is used for publishing web content and is a powerful online application. It is a free and open source content management framework which is built on a model view controller web application framework and is freely available to everyone. Joomla has now become one of the most popular website software available because of many aspects including its extensibility and ease of use. Here is how to fix database compatibility issues in Joomla.

Now let us know what a content management system is??A content management system or CMS is software that keeps a record of each and every piece of content available on the website. Content management system is advantageous because no knowledge or technical skill is required to manage it.

Joomla has set some real world examples. It is now used all over the world to build websites of various sizes and shapes.

Though Joomla software has been very useful in various fields and to various users there are various issues which the Joomla users experience. Among various issues one of the most important issues is the database compatibility issue in Joomla.Now let us know what a database is. Database is a collection of data that are organized in a way such that it supports the processes requiring this data. When a version is upgraded certain features makes the database incompatible with the previous version. In such situation the compatibility between both databases must be ensured. Some issues generally come out while ensuring the compatibility within the databases.Joomla faces such a database compatibility issue.

Some of the issues which are generally faced are:

  • In Joomla 2.5 an infinite loop is detected.
  • Not able to connect to database.
  • Even after submitting proper credentials,unable to login into the back-end
  • Database session tables issues

Hence, certain steps are followed to fix the database compatibility issue in Joomla.

Joomla has introduced a new tool called “Database Fix”. This is a very useful tool to fix database issue in the Joomla website. When Joomla website is upgraded from older version to newer version user may face compatibility issues. This tool at this time helps in maintaining database compatibility and in fixing the issue that the user have with the database.

As the database can be easily accessed by the administrator the following steps can be followed to see if there are database issues on the site and how to fix the issues if they come up.

  • The extension manager button is navigated which is present on the administration page.
  • The database is then clicked on the extension manager page
  • If there are any issues with the database then the issues will be noted down on the log on page.
  • A success message will be received if there are no issues
  • And if there are issues, then these issues can be easily fixed by hitting the fix button.

However this can only be used to fix issues that are caused by the changes in the database between versions. The technician has to be contacted for other issues.

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