Akeeba Backup for Joomla!

#36477 Which FOF/F0F to keep and which to uninstall?

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Joomla! version
PHP version
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I could not find better category for this question. Sorry if I should have picked another one.

Our site has been around for a very long time, from Joomla 1.5 actually, with solid support and backup using Akeeba.

As I'm preparing for upgrades to Joomla 4 and PHP 8 I'd like to clean away as many things I can. I find that there are a number of plugins originating from Akeeba Ltd. I am suspecting some of them are no longer necessary, but I get a bit confused and am not clear about which ones to keep and which ones can safely be removed.

This came up since a test upgrading PHP to 8.1 generated a fatal error in "f0f" (with a zero) which looks really old. But still says "Do not remove".

These are the extensions that I'm seeing:

  • F0F rev AA17947 2016-05-12
  • FOF 2.4.3 2015-04-22 (protected)
  • FOF 2.2.1 2014-03-09
  • FOF30 3.3.8 2018-11-26
  • file_fof30 3.7.4 2021-02-19
  • file_fof40 4.1.1 2022-01-05

Could you please clarify?

Akeeba Staff

Yes, I have already written an explainer in August: Joomla 4 is around the corner - Akeeba Ltd

Please read the entirety of the page, it has some very useful information.

As for what to do, it's under β€œBefore upgrading an existing site to Joomla 4” towards the end of the page.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

Lead Developer and Director

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Thanks! Excellent work, and especially for going the extra mile and automating this for us!

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