- This extension requires registration to download.
of Joomla 2.5, decompress it and install it. After that, it should
migrate all of the data from old Joomla 1.5 to the new Joomla 2.5
The steps to test it
1) Install the component in your Joomla 1.5 site.
2) Run the upgrade
* PHP 5.x
* Curl module of PHP enabled
* Joomla 1.5
* Enable System - Mootools Upgrade plugin that is included in Joomla 1.5.19 and greater.
A new tracker is created for jUpgrade and Joomla 2.5 migrations bugs. You can access (and use it) here:
If you have problems with migrations please go to Settings and set "Debug" = ON.
The way to test it:
1) remove ROOT/tmp/joomla25.zip and ROOT/tmp/size.tmp
2) remove ROOT/jupgrade directory
3) delete all j17_ tables (except j16_jupgrade_categories and j16_jupgrade_menus)
4) REMOVE OLD jUpgrade installation and install the version 2.5
5) Set "Skip download" to 'No'
6) F5 to reload the browser
7) Run upgrade
I also purchased support. The support told me to migrate locally.. I told them that I haven't got a clue how to manage that and that I am very disappointed.
Retrieving backup files and then what? How should I migrate locally, I have no servers installed on my mac.. I was told i f I don't want to do as they tell me - to migrate locally - I was offered to purchase that they would migrate for me..
This was a bad experience. I wasted many hours untill I purchased SP upgrade.. that worked like a charm! I migrated articles and categories even into a fully installed 2.5 template including demo data! .. So save your nerves and many desperate hours .. don-t try Jupgrade..
When I first started using jUpgrade it was for the one you install on your Joomla 1.5 site and it'll migrate the data over into a clean 1.6+ install (officially called "jUpgrade"). The method sometimes worked and other times it required some patching of jUpgrade to work. Eventually on one site it was failing so badly and I switched over to "jUpgradePro", which you'd install on a 2.x/3.x site and it will pull the data from the 1.5 site. This worked well enough.
On the last site I tried it kept failing too, so I downloaded the newest version of jUpgradePro, 3.1.0. This version has gone through significant rewrites (I've compared parts of the code with my 3.0.x version) and I have to say should NOT have been taken out of beta in it's current state. There are serious flaws and many features do not function correctly or at all. Whether or not 3.1.0 works for you is going to be a crap-shoot. I only got it working after many hours of debugging and making changes to their code.
You don't have much of a choice if you want a free solution, so cross your fingers and hope jUpgrade or jUpgradePro works for you without trouble. If it doesn't, pay for support or pay for one of the other migration extensions.
I am giving his extension an average rating because of how buggy 3.1.0 (the current version) is and because their support business model is very flawed. You cannot pay a small fee to get support for just jUpgrade. You have to pay a LARGE fee to get a year long subscription to all of their products. It's cost prohibitive for someone who just needs help getting this one extension to work correctly. With how buggy 3.1.0 is, most users are going to be frustrated and have no where to turn.
Everything went very quick and extremely simple as I would have never had expected it to be - there's no reason to hesitate with your Joomla-Migration anymore.
Both Jupgrade products are poorly documented and lock up frequently. The debug mode gives no useful information. One is left to search their forum for clues to getting it to run correctly. There you'll find lots of other frustrated users.
As I dug through clues to getting it to run, each attempt required a time consuming fresh re-install of Joomla.
After 10 or so attempts I finally got Jupgrade Pro to run but the special extension I purchased for CB apparently didn't.
I next purchased a support ticket option, which was responded to a day later by a tech who didn't know how to access cpanel.
While waiting for support answers I went ahead an complete a manual migration of my site in a much more efficient manner than all the time I wasted trying to get Jupgrade & Jupgrade Pro to work.
It appears from the review here that the product works well for some. For me however...it was a time consuming, frustrating disaster.
Also I did not even bother to update to version 1.5.26 I upgraded from 1.5.23 !
Suggest that you are not as cavalier as me though and make sure you back up before running this.