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- 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
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.
Joomla should have a much better way for us to migrate over to 2.5. I'm completely lost on how I'm going to do this. This certainly is no help whatsoever
1) Make sure all upgrades are completed as requested (Joomla higher than 1.5.19 - I upgraded to 1.5.25 first) before starting the upgrade
2) I did experience the "freeze" in IE, but it worked in Firefox
3) After the "migration", the new site is now at www.yoursite.com/jupgrade until you move the original files OUT of the root and the file in the jupgrade directory into the root. (there is a great post in the comments of the upgrade video on youtube on how to do this)
3) You will need to "clean up" the new site, as I found the JA Purity template from v1.5 had some differences from the default v2.5 templates, so plan some time to redo some banners, etc.
Other than that, it seemed to be a good process. Not including the "tweaks" to the new template, it took me less than 2 hours for the entire project, including research.
Upgraded 4 sites from 1.5.25 to 2.5.x now with this no problems at all.
Will be great when it includes even more components and different modules.
Quick note: I had one glitch, I was migrating from J1.5 and I was not aware that I needed to set jupgrade to go to 1.7 first. Small detail: minor hangup. Completely my fault for lack of understanding. Otherwise EXCELLENT job.