Migrated to Joomla 2.5

And then it happened: almost a year after the last support for Joomla 1.5 ended, I get a strange e-mail from the site notifying me of the registration of a new user. That functionality does not exist on our family web site. I immediately have taken the site off-line. Why were we not upgraded? Well, as you may notice, this site is multi-lingual. And as it happens, that is already the case for many years. With joomla-1.5 this was not a native functionality, but it was supported through the fabulous joomfish extension. Unfortunately, a lot changed between joomla 1.5 and 2.5, especially in language support, and joomfish was still not ready for an automatic migration.

Because of the "mistrust" I have had to rebuild the site from scratch using Joomla 2.5. This has been a lot of work. Most pages got a new URL, and we want to support the old one. The menu structure was adapted to be much more native to joomla 2.5. In fact, I have not even yet transferred all content and will be continuing to eliminate the last 404 messages over the coming weeks.

Welcome to our new site!

Update on October 6: All content has been migrated.

Dynamic yet again!

Joomla logoThe Hooft family web is now a dynamic site again, using the Joomla 1.5 content management system. The site uses the DutchJoomla extension as well as JoomFish so that we can host content both in Dutch and English

A new hosting provider

Triggered by the breakup of the group of o2w enthousiasts, hosting of the family web site has moved to PCExtreme.  Still using the same ht2html site!


Joke now has some of her watercolors on line, with some background and a calendar of exhibitions.

Proper hosting at o2w

The family web site moved to a server maintained by a group of tech enthousiasts called "o2w". We are back to statically hosted pages now, but with the help of ht2html to give them a consistent look.


Website switched to Zope

The Hooft Family website switched to a Zope server, still hosted on the same computer. This is our first experience with a dynamic hosting system.