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Joomla Migration

jUpgradePro is an extension of Joomla! that allows you to migrate the information you have stored easily between two different installations of Joomla!

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You will be able to migrate data from older versions of Joomla! to the latest versions in minutes! Also you can move data from differents Joomla! sites using the same version!

This extension uses two methods to migrate:

◈ Database: Read data directly from the database.

◈ RESTful: This method allows you to migrate data between two installations of Joomla! by webservices, which adds ease when setting the extension.

Different versions of Joomla! They are supported by this extension:

➩ 1.0 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Only supported database method
➩ 1.5 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported
➩ 2.5 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported
➩ 3.0+ ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported. Downgrade available.


Could not test it because I have not received anything after paying.

Ease of use

Could not test it because I have not received anything after paying.


no support so far

Value for money

I will request a refund


Matwares own site was broken, After purchasing i was unable to get the software for 24hr, with email asking for refund.

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I would have given this a 0, Was told by the developer that i was "unethical" in asking for a refund after being unable to get access.



Value for money

There was no value for my money.

I used this to: Was wanting to use this to upgrade my 1.5 installs to 3.x`s , went with another migration tool, worked was delivered upon moments of purchase not 24+ hours. And the "designer" only fixed his site after emailing requesting a refund. which was never given :( Save your money

Dont bother

Posted on 27 January 2015

just doesnt work, so much effort goes in to do the upgrade, you might as well just start from scratch

Ease of use

too much work involved


zero support



Value for money

not worth it at all

I used this to: migrating joomla 1.5 to 3.

Very good tool!

Posted on 17 July 2014

Wow! I've saved tie migrating from 1.5.23 to 3.3 using database method. May be needs to improve some documentation about.

After installing the jUpgradePro plugin (for the restful method) my website became inaccessible - there was a programming error in a php file. I had to disable the plugin from the database to regain access to my website. I emailed the developer but have not received any response from the developer. Giving up on jUpgradePro.

First upgrade from j1.5 to j2.5 broke the asset table (a common problem with upgrades apparently). Prompt support from Matias who sent an upgraded version of JupgradePro which worked perfectly. Note media directories not migrated but that's easy to do in FTP. Brilliant support means I give it 5 stars

Excellent Extension

Posted on 29 April 2014

I wanted to migrate my Joomla 1.5 to a newer version.

So I searched the web and found jUpgradePro.

Installation and configuration is really easy and starting the migration is as simple as pressing a buton.

I run into some problems, but the support is really fast. Less than 24h I got an answer. My problem is a known bug with restFUL mode and the devs are already fixing it.

So I tried database mode and that worked for me, although I had to manually reorder the menu.

Really great and useful extension.

Joomla 1.5 to joomla 3.2

Posted on 19 February 2014

Joomla 1.5 to joomla 3.2 it's a hard task.

I tested Jupgradepro because the siteground tutorial. But the tutorial is made with a simple joomla 1.5 website, and in my case i have a very big 1.5 website.

I had some problems in migrating, but the support was excellent.

I'm a newbie in this matters, but the support have the patience to help and resolve the problems of my case.

I think all 1.5 joomla websites are very different, so it's difficult to have a 100% solution that works for all.

I rated excellent! because the support was excellent and fast to find solutions.

I recommend!

jUpgradePro is really convenient to use and configure. With Brian Teeman videos. The work is pretty straightforward.

However, if your website contains various external components or specific templates, the migration preformed by jUpgradePro is **useless**. E.g., K2 data is not migrated at all, and there is no easy way to do that.

It is a pity that the Joomla team did not foreseen any migration tool when they revamped Joomla from 1.5 to 2.x. jUpgradePro that they promote as THE solution for this migration is definitely **not*that*solution** for most websites.

I have used jupgrade pro and it converted two large sites of me without any problem. I do have to add that I used the fabulous video tutorial of Brian Teeman at siteground and followed precisely the procedures mentioned. Do NOT try to figure out yourself, but follow the manual. Within 30 minutes I was done.


Matias Aguirre
Last updated:
Jul 15 2015
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
Uses updater:
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