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Note: Anything below is mentioned for version 3.0 goes the same for 2.5 and 1.7 and 1.6. The component is able to migrate to all 3.0 or 2.5 or 1.6 or 1.7.
Migrate your old sites from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x with one-click and keep safe your Google Rank. All 3.x, 2.5, 1.7 and 1.6 releases are supported.
Now migration to Joomla v3.x is easy and safe. The component read directly from your old 1.5 db and save to the new 3.0 db using core Joomla functions. By utilizing the Joomla core functions the loaded components are build in the database, as if you create them manually, but keeps the same ids. That means 100% compatibility, stability and utilization of the new Joomla features (expanded access control system and nested categories).
The component is able to load from your old 1.5 database to the new the following:
* Articles (along with their Sections and Categories)
* Web Links
* News Feeds
* Majority of Templates (Only core templates files are migrated. Some templates comes with additional extensions e.g modules. Those are not migrated.)
Excluding Sections the same ids are loaded to the new database. That means you keep your old links untouched therefore you do not harm your Google Ranking.
You want to migrate? This extension is the way to go (!)
It worked very well, but i came across a few problems, where it appeared not to work properly. My fault, not the extension.
I decided to contact their support and within a few emails, they went into my site and sorted it all out for me.
Excellent customer support makes the upgrade from 1.5 to 2.5 a smooth task, making this extension well worth the cost.
I tried to migrate directly to 3.0, but ran into display / override problems w/ Joomla's native Contacts component, so I went back to 2.5, again using SP Ugrade. And again it took me less than 30 mins to migrate everything!
Especially, I like the idea that SP Upgrade manages the core stuff for you, and then it has the capability to copy over custom tables (in my case to use with Breezingforms). Worked like a charm!
5 stars obviously!
I had a site going from v1.5 to v2.5
Some issues, but the developer was very helpful and even went into my site to find the issue!
Articles converted are clean.
I Could not rate the developer more highly and 100% recommend this plugin .
One thing, the images file doesn't (didn't) transfer. but it's a simple matter of copying the contents over in cPanel.
Just going through the process of re positioning my modules to fit the new template I have and pointing the menu items to my new top menu then it should be ready to launch.