- 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
A bit of a disappointment on not bringing over components, modules, and plugins. Using K2 (which I don't need any more with the new nested directories) I have quite a bit of work to do to get that into the article family.
It was very pleasant to get the latest version of Joomla installed and the articles moved over in a very quick and painless effort.
Thanks for the tool. We can't please all the people all the time and it does save a lot of up-front setup time.
1. Go to Extensions | Plugin Manager
2. Search for "System - Mootools Upgrade"
3. Enable the plugin
It is important that this plugin is installed and that it has been set to enabled, as the proper functioning of jUpgrade depends on it.
So I can't rate it highly enough when I think of the previous hassles I had in migrating from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5!!
For all that I'd equally add my warnings and suggestions that you not only ensure you back up your site (including server structure) but also test it out on a test site rather than a live one if at all possible.
Kindly be aware that JUPGRADE installs well. But on the other hand, it does not work well. It clocks on CHECKING, then when checked off, it clocks on DOWNLOADING. But the WORST part is no matter how many times you may write to these folks they just ignore you, I have received no reply to 3 Emails I left them and more than one FORUM comment.
THEY LACK COMPLETELY THE CUSTOMER FOCUS AND THEIR APPLICATION NEEDS A LOT OF POLISHING.
I would suggest looking for another one that will pay attention t o you when you write to them.
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.