I am hoping someone can help me.
A few months ago was asked to take over the hosting and upgrading of some websites as the current admin wanted out of the industry. I have limited knowledge and at that point no previous knowledge of Joomla.
The first site I inherited has been built in Joomla 1.5.26 using Virtuemart 1.1.9, PHP 5.2.17
It has been redesigned in Joomla 3.5 using Vitruemart 3.0.16 and is almost ready to deploy. The site is an online recordstore.
The problem arises with the transferring of the database (around 11,500 items) and the Images folder.
Currently the existing website displays all images associated with each item in the database. There is the primary image which is the front cover of an album which is given a unique file name by Virtuemart on import and then other images imported near the end of the procedure which retain their original digital camera file name.
The folder at ~/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product
is only showing 8998 files when I look via FTP. It should be showing approximately 11,500 as there should be one primary image for every database item.
I FTP’d the contents to the correct folder in the new Joomla 3.5 development and my developer imported the database using CSVi Pro. After the import approximately 25% of the products are showing no image. This tallies with the image count of 8998 in the Product folder.
I asked the owner of the site to go through the process of adding an item to the database. After adding 10 products which all display correctly on the Joomla 1.5 installation, I went back through FTP to view the Product folder to see if the image count had changed and it hadn’t, it still displays 8998.
What is happening to the images in the Product folder and why is the image count not changing?
Where are the additional images (other that the primary image with its unique Virtuemart file name) stored?