Upgrade at the OS Corral – Win $200 and Free Joomla Books

Shootout at the OS Corral

Joomla 1.7 has just launched and if you’re on Joomla 1.6, then upgrading is easy. It’s so easy that all you need to do is click a button in the admin area.

Kyle from AdminPraise thought it was so easy that he shot this video showing him upgrading in 24 seconds:

You Can Do Better

The thing is, we think you can do better than Kyle. We think you can do better than 24 seconds. And we’re going to put our money where our mouth is.

If you can shoot a video showing a faster upgrade than Kyle, you’ll win a prize.

  • The fastest upgrade will win $200. That’s right: $200 for upgrading your site.
  • Everyone who posts a faster video than Kyle will win a copy of Joomla Explained, the new Joomla 1.6 / 1.7 book.

The instructions for upgrading your site from 1.6 to 1.7 are here.


  • Competition ends at midnight (EST) next Wednesday, July 27th.
  • You enter by posting a link to your video in the comments.
  • The time runs from when you click “Find Updates” until you see the Update successful screen.
  • Movies must be shot in real time.
  • Localhosts are allowed.

Good luck and be quick on the upgrade!


  • Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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Andy P

I’m not really sure on the time because there was a second or two before hitting the “Find Updates” button and maybe one after but here you go: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pl5g0KKXK8]http://www.youtube.com/watc…[/url]


Looks like about 13 seconds, congrats!! You’re our new leader 🙂

Andy P.

Did I win?

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