- 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
Our website is huge and contains thousands of internal links and hundreds of external sites link to our articles.
The result of the migrating process with jUpgrade is very sad. Yes, all the content seems to be there, but many things are mixed up and most of the internal links are broken or point to wrong items. Many links from external sites result in 404 errors, etc...
Fixing all the problems manually is an impossible job.
I asked for support with a serious proposal to pay for it. No reply at all.
Fortunately someone gave me a golden tip to an alternative solution : sp upgrade
It took me less than an hour to migrate our entire site to 1.6. No errors at all, fast and straightforward. All ID's are kept intact. Friendly and fast support. Well worth the 20 euros for this piece of magic.
The component managed to successfully upgrade anything that was connected to the core of Joomla (Articles, Users etc.) but failed miserably at migrating my template, extra components and modules.
Imo to many errors that should have been debugged before released to end users.
Will reinstall my backup and try another tool even though this is the one suggested by joomla org. when upgrading from 1.5 to 1.6.
I tried updating a web running joomla 1.5.22 on Centos LAMP server, using the current version of JUpgrade (1.0.1) and it manages to download Joomla 1.6, but does nothing more.
I've found nothing in the components documentation which could explain this problem, but as we know, if one of us is having problems, there are more out there.
I know that the guys at Matware, along with some of joomla's most apt developers are working on creating the best migration tool out there, and for that effort I give them my thanks.
I will be following this tool and I will check out the next version. Hopefully it will be usable by that time ;)
First step you should do . . . read the documentation! Next step . . . read it again and make sure you understand it!
Afterwards I installed it, executed it, and my site was up and running in Joomla 1.6, with the functionality of the standard 1.6 core. And this all in the first attempt. The extension does what it supposed to do.
Things I had to do by myself was, creating new 1.6 template and install plugins I used in 1.5.22 (for which some of them are not yet available for 1.6).
Just remember to make sure you have 1.6 versions of any extentions before you run the migration. Nothing worse than finding you can't run your favourite extention as its not compatable.
BACK UP SITE AND DATABASE BEFORE YOU RUN.
Now this migration script IS the best free one out there and does work. It took me a few attempts and a bit of playing around so please be patient.
With a bit more development it can and will be as good as the paid ones. However, its not for the faint hearted users. I would say the developer has done a great job so far as the migration is not the easiest of things to achieve.
Reasoning that the component HAS to work, I tried a prior release - 0.5.5 transferred half my articles. Finally, I used 0.5.4. This transferred all the articles correctly.
There will be NO home page, just a 404 if your home page was originally a blog listing. Only menu links to specific articles will still work. All other blog menu links will have to be rebuilt.
This has saved me a very great deal of effort - many thanks! ( Building a new template is not very hard really either - if you could build the old ones !)
"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."
You should have read this before.
It reached the end, saying that everything was in order, however:
- Users were not imported, thus it's impossible to login
- There were some problems with sessions, because we're using memcached
But it looks promising. The installation progress is easy to follow. I would suggest using green colour coding when a step is successfully completed.
However, with a little more effort, it could set an example to migration scripts.
Templates - and a few other things not yet fully included in the migrate so the front end templates weren't fully functioning.
The previous 1.5 installation was left intact.
Had none of the problems that other reviewers have complained about and will definitely be looking out for the updates as they come along.
I'm sure that once a stable release is available this will be fixed.
I have used Matias Aguirre's jUpgrade for many sites from 1.0 to 1.5. I am very happy this is ready when 1.6 launched. I am looking forward to seeing third-party component support.
You KNOW you are going to have issues with templates for 1.6 so don't expect your paid professional templates to work without major tweaking.
But after finishing, I have access to the admin section and existing content which was my biggest concern (ie, no database problems)
This program is an EXCELLENT choice for users who want to test out the new joomla1.6!!!
It does exactly what it says, however it can use a bit more documentation. Then again, the documentation really is not needed as it is a very simple process: install and run.
The developer looks like he is very good at doing what he does, so I look forward to good things from this extension!
There needs to be more output from the extension as to what it is failing on to aid user feedback!
With the first RC of Joomla 1.6 for early adopters possibly imminent (possibly 29th November), I wonder if this extension will be ready for the occasion, or as said the author has commented, it won't be stable until 1.6 stable is released.