- 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
But for K2, the migration forgot many elements: component not installed (just the tables are transferred and not completely), categories parameters reset to default values, no media migrated, ...
Same for akeeba backup.
Most of the migration has to be done manually.
Maybe it went off to play chess?
Mind you, I'm also disappointed with the Joomla team that there is no easy migration between major version.
I know this isnt a paid extension but they should still offer some answers to problems with it imho.
Also, their forums are super buggy, cant hardly even pull up a page on their website because it just hangs forever half the time and i have to start over again. Not a good sign in a software development company.
One of the worst companies i have worked with in 6 years of Joomla! development.
Off to try another extension and hopefully it will work out better.
#1 - must register for component and they send your password in text form in the email back to you - not good security
#2 - seems I would have been better off installing 2.5 manually and just copy/pasting the articles over - and Re-designing my whole site - since none of the components or modules were migrated over - also had articles a jumbled mess where it was migrating the HTML
too many problems to recommend - funny how these posts are either 1 star or 5 stars -
FYI - my site was big - had it for about 2 years - so lots of stuff - if that might be a common factor here
also I found the forums not helpful at all
in the mean time I'll keep looking for a decent migratory tool - for now ... its me :(
In fact I met nearly every issue mentioned in the jUpgrade forum, see http://redcomponent.com/forum/92-jupgrade, but thanks to the answers provided in the forum, I have been able to overcome them all.
A "jUpgrade for Dummies" guide would be very useful. But I guess volunteers are needed here :-)
Thank you very much for this very helpful extension. It is very, very useful. It is clear that many people are frustrated by the amount of work needed during migration, -it took me 3 evenings, ie about 10 hours, to complete migration- but I guess this cannot be avoided if you have a customized web site.
The most important item that helped me was to remove everything specific (specific modules or plugins) that I use on top of Joomla 1.5 before migrating. I have re-installed them afterwards.
1) When you change the "parameters", there is a bug in that they don't save properly - for example, i changed the table prefix and directory path. I ran the upgrade and it used the "old" settings. I closed out, ran it again and it used the "new" settings so there is a problem with the parameters settings.
2) Most importantly, what JUpgrade does not warn you about is that it puts all the "new tables" into the existing database. I wish it had warned me of that - now my legacy database is muddled with a bunch of new tables and I had to restore my site/db.
3) And of course the final piece - it simply did not work. None of the articles, sections, categories, etc came over. It pretty much failed all the way around yet gave no errors or other warnings.
This is an unreliable/buggy extension to say the least.
And the site I attempted to use this on was VERY vanilla. Not a single 3rd party extension - was literally just a plain 1.5 site with articles.
There were a few problems getting everything working, but that was my fault. I would highly recommend reading the documentation and creating an upgrade plan before getting started.
The first issue is to make sure that if you're coming 1.5.x that you upgrade to 1.5.25. Second, if you want automatically migrate extensions, make sure the currently installed versions are 2.5 compatible. CB and Kunena are good examples of extensions that can be installed in 1.5.25 and automatically migrated to the new 2.5 site. Interestingly, I thought CB would have issues, but the 1.7 version core functionality appears to be working correctly in the new 2.5 site. In other cases, you might have to go to 1.7 first since it seems that many extensions are 1.7/2.5 compatible.
I still have a lot of work to do, but this extension definitely made my life a lot easier. Thanks and great job!
There are so many things utterly broken by this. For example all my categories are present, but do not work.
If I choose category blog as a menu item and choose a migrated category, the site 404s. If I create a new category and choose that category, it's fine. That means I have to go through and recreate all the categories, but they're right there.
Weblinks required I went through each category and open and save (with changing nothing) to make them work and put them all the links back into their categories.
I almost think I would have been better off learning how to manually migrate the site, because what I'm left with is a migration that transferred very little and of the stuff it did transfer most of it is quite broken and useless.
It seems that many of them just don't understand how difficult it is to transfer all data from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 2.5.
In my opinion this extension manage this task perfectly.
Of course if you are expecting to have all data, extensions and templates transferred with just a one click, you may be disappointed.
But if it is clear for you that it needs a bit more work than one or two clicks, you'll be happy with this extension.
I think we should be very thankful for all the hard work Matias put in this component.
All tables must have the collation of utf8_general_ci , and all applicable columns within those tables must have that collation as well.
The jUpgrade script should alter the talbes and columns for you, maybe that could be a future update? Before I changed all tables to that collation I was able to go through the upgrade process, however it did not pull over menu items or extension positions. So I changed the collation, ran it again, and everything worked perfectly.
Two things that I was very displeased with:
-Asking for my address on registration
-Sending back my password in plaintext (which means they store it in plaintext)
I learned all the fixes i could have; i have a basic Joomla! installation with a very few but popular components:
Joomla! 1.5.25; CB; Akeeba Backup; Uddeim; etc.
Guy, your component doesn't work. It's easy as this: when i finally get the migration, ony with a few of your releases, it has full of fixes to do and it's simply annoying (and boring).
But, why you don't advise here that the component CHANGES the id's of the articles, doing a nightmare with internal and external links? with comments who now links to different articles?
I'm sure that Joomla! promote this upgrade component because they can't promote a commercial one, but this component works mabye for a blog in Joomla!, or smaller communities, but for sites like mine with more than 2500 articles it's worst than start from the scratch, really -i don't wanna talk about the template issues...-.
I readed all the hints, tricks, tested, in the new recomponent forum of JUpgrade, and i'm very sorry for this review, because i know it's free and you are adding it to help the community, but the real thing today is -i've tested again the x.25 release- that it doesn't work. I'm gonna test the SPUpgrade, and a I recommend everybody don't use this component, just look in the support forum and the joomla! forum with 90% with the SAME unsolved problems.
I'm sorry. But it's my tested review, tired of trying to make it works.
It probably works fine if you want to migrate simple Joomla pages, but definately does have its bugs if you try to migrate complex websites.
Same id's- Why is this so important?
Google ranking is not affected
No broken internal links (e.g. within your articles)
No broken external links. Those are links from other domains to your site
I followed all the directions, and the "update" process won't even begin. When I sought help on the forum, I got a response that the problem is MooTools, not them (of COURSE), and I should "install" the plugin I'd already mentioned I had activated.
The litany of other complaints below show I am far from alone in my problems with this component.
Don't waste your time! Avoid the migraine! Do a manual migration.