- This extension requires registration to download.
- Joomla 1.6 is not an upgrade to Joomla 1.5 - it is a MIGRATION. Please check the information on docs.joomla.org prior to starting the process.
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 use it for migrating my site from Joomla 1.5.22 to Joomla 2.5. But first I need to upgrade my Joomla manually from 1.5.22 -> 1.5.23 -> ... -> 1.5.26.
Ensure the setting are correct. What I've tried.
1. Skip check
2. Skip downlowd
3. Skip unpack
(I use the unpacked copy of stable Joomla 2.5 on the jupgrade folder, means I do it manually since my internet connection is not that good). Not working well on IE9 but working well on my latest Firefox.
Make sure the prefix of your database is the same as in your database :)
Thank you very much for to the developer for this great extension.
I have upgraded several websites from J1.5.26 to 2.5 but with a combination of J2.5.4/6 and jUpgrade 2.5.0/1 updates something has become broken. It's a shame that the developers don't seem too interested in a very long thread on their forum either.
Now for a search for an alternative.
It doesnt work at all. I installed it with now problem, but when i wanted to migrate it got stuck in the upgrading process. It looked like it did something in the start but then it just keep sending the same info [undefined][undefined].
I have searched the internet, and many have the same problem and many are saying that i doesnt work at all.
So i wont recommend this extension at all.
Its time for the developers of Joomla to take their hands out of there asses and make a update extension that can do this.
It hangs on the last step, and if that happens I dont bother trying to fix it, I used to.. but its an exercise in futility most of the time and a MAJOR time suck, and the majority of the time I can never get it to work.
So, I purchased the componant "SP Upgrade" and it has worked every time.
However, I usually try using this componant first, this one is pretty much one click, and "IF" it works it is a much simpler upgrade than using SP upgrade, with less steps.
SO give this one a try, if it fails and hangs on the last step, honestly I wouldnt even bother trying to figure it out (maybe give it an hour), go purchase SP upgrade and use it instead, its worth the $$ the and support is great.
IF jupgrade works for you WOO HOO... score! Im all about getting from point a to point b as efficently as possible, and with the least amount of hassle... If this componant happens to work for you, you just did that, if it fails... simply move on.
That is NOT a ringing endorsement from the joomla developers. It would literally be faster to create a new site in 2.5, and copy and paste over all our information from the old site. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it's smart enough to put everything in a separate directory so you don't end up with a corrupted site.
jUpgrade installs easily enough. So do most components/plugins.
Click the Parameters button to change jUpgrade settings. After you adjust your settings, click the Save button. You're not taken back to the main jUpgrade pane. Clicking Cancel does nothing. If you click in the address field and press enter (after clicking Save), it takes you back to the administrator back-end index page.
After confirming that I meet the requirements for jUpgrade (as listed on the developer's website), I click the Start Upgrade button. Nothing happens and no feed back is provided to let me know what if anything has gone wrong.
So far, jUpgrade appears to be form/style over function/substance.
Make sure that when you change jUpgrade parameters, you do a screen refresh (F5) after saving them.
Conclusion: it works (for me), but it is not a 'pearl'!
I've seen lot's of complaints about this on other forums. So I thought I'd give it a try on a trivial test site I have.
It leaves a big security problem too unless you clean up after it. The URL:
www.what-ever-your-site-is.whatever/jupgrade is left with the install directory in place, so anyone can then log in to the (empty) new site.
Interestingly the support links under
all fail with a 404.
Oh well, this is turned out to be a totally useless migration tool.
Starting from live joomla 1.5 site.
Install akeeba to live site and make a back up.
Akeeba procedure if you are unfamiliar akeeba.
FTP to your live site directory and follow through
FTP the mysitebackup.jpa to your desktop.
Go to your hosting account cpanel
create a new folder in the public_html
called something like /upgrade and ftp the mysite.jpa to there.
(mine takes a long time ! )
Go to database wizard in your cpanel or my databases in your control panel and
create a new database.
Make a note of the name, the user and copy and paste the password
of the database to a text file.
upload by ftp or file manager the files
kickstart.php and the language file en-GB.kickstart.ini
( available from Akeeba)
then reinstall your joomla 1.5 site so you now have a duplicate site.
Now change the default template to anything and uninstall the template
you were using.
Install the jupgrade and run.
Now follow the route to your new 2.5 joomla.
What you actually have is a 2.5 version installed inside a 1.5 version.
Install akeeba to the 2.5 visible site and run the back up.
Go through your ftp programme and you will find in the list of files
etc a directory called jupgrade.
That is where your 2.5 version of your website is hiding.
Follow through jupgrade/administrator/components/com_akeeba/backups
and download the mysite.jpa to your desktop.
MAKE SURE TO select a folder, NOT just downloads.
This is a 2.5 version of your website.
Make yourself another folder on your server / restore
create a clean database and ftp your 2.5 back up to the folder
enter the new database details into the installer
Reinstall following the step by step akeeba instructions.
The upload your favourite template, select it as default
and then re asign the modules and fine tune.
This worked for me, just a few tweaks to go live.
Now you have a live 2.5 hidden from the public.
move it to where you want.
What you will NOT have, coms and modules that are not 2.5 compatable.
If you have a list of events etc, that will need to be re written etc.
But you have two versions of the site, so you can compare content
and write up the lost detail.
This is a good free component, not magic !
It does work with limits, so please stop complaining.
I expect there are a thousand easier ways to do this.
and if you know a short cut please tell me.
The reason for uninstalling the default template is that
the upgrade seemed to lock it in and would not let me re install
as the template was already there. But greyed out.
Thanks very much to the developer, a lot of hard work went into this.!
However, no excuse for this.
Firstly though, to all those that state it worked well and can't understand why other are suffering. We clearly are and congratulations on your success - we are failing to share it!
The software installed -instantly
I was presented with a UPGRADE button
(no warnings, no pre selected options - just click an go)
I clicked it went-
nice animation load bars( made you feel it was doing something)
Done! Except my brand new theme, with all my 100's of articles, images etc
My admin template - gone!
WARNING this programme may lose your site! It did mine and seemingly with no option to do anything other than click the UPGRADE.
How could I do anthing to prevent that, when the only choice I had was click upgrade or don't!
Yeah - pretty annoyed!
Checked if my permissions were right, chenged the names of the tables and everything but it was a complete waste of time.
It does connect to the database though, but a fresh 2.5 install is quicker and better.
People who have had issues, I completely understand. The first time I used jUpdate it was a little stressful but if you read all of the excellent documentation here on Joomla.org and on the Developer's site you should be fine.
Have used to migrate 6+ sites already and haven't had an issue with a single one. As mentioned above the support and documentation is top notch, the steps are easy to follow, and I haven't had a single glitch so far.
I do recommend backing up your site with Akeeba and DLing the archive before attempting to use jUpdate though - Just to be safe. 5 Stars.