As you can tell from the topic this isn't strictly about Linux - but as it fits no other categories I thought this might be the best spot to ask. I'm actually looking some someone to help me with an upgrade process. This is paid, but not turnkey.

I need someone to upgrade the first of three sites from Joomla 2.5 to 3 so I can see where I'm going wrong. Of course then there'll be the other two sites which are slightly more complex and so may or may not need further help.

My host has suggested I get him to do it on the live site for me - but that poses at least one problem. I don't know what might be required after finishing the upgrade, and as an accountant this is a very busy time of year, so I am not willing to proceed on the live site until I've seen it on my laptop (using XAMPP). Trouble is he's a Linux man through and through and I'm not. So he's not a lot of help with XAMPP.

I'm reasonably happy (most of the time) with using XAMPP to let me play around before I try something new on the live site. But the problem this time is simply the upgrade never finishes and I don't even know where to go. So in my simple brain I thought I'd find someone who understands all this stuff and get then to show me (using TeamViewer - my bread and butter) what's happening and how to proceed.

So if there's someone around who knows Joomla and doesn't share my hosts view that I'm mad and who's interested in helping, let me know and we'll discuss it further privately. My email is Thanks.