- This extension requires registration to download.
SP Upgrade supports transferring between the various Joomla! versions as below:
1.5 -> 2.5
1.5 -> 3.x
1.6 -> 2.5
1.6 -> 3.x
1.7 -> 2.5
1.7 -> 3.x
2.5 -> 3.x
3.x -> 3.x
The simple process
- Install a new version of Joomla (2.5 or 3), anywhere,
(your live server, or a remote server, or even on your PC)
- Install SP Upgrade,
- Connect to the source 1.5 database,
- Click the transfer button,
- Enjoy your new site.
Migrate everything with with no exceptions.
- Articles (along with their Sections and Categories)
- Web Links
- News Feeds
- Menus ability to transfer all menu items, and not - only of the core components
- Modules ability to transfer all modules, and not only the core
- All other extensions data!
- Community Builder
- ARTIO JoomSEF
- Phoca Download
- Phoca Gallery
- Phoca Guestbook
- Phoca Maps
Not only is it complicated but you are also required to have the same version of each extension on both sites, and I couldn't find a lot of the versions that were listed in their documentation to download for 1.5, they are simply too outdated. In addition, not every extension is support, even if they are available for both versions.
Not even the users would update on 2 of the sites, and yes I had the settings setup correctly. The few extensions in which I could get on both sites also didn't migrate.
It was a waste of my time and a waste of my money. I would not recommend going this route for upgrades.
I am giving a 'Fair' rating as their support team is fast to answer emails.
Once I purchased, installed and upgraded using SP Upgrade, the entire process from purchase to all data transferred took a grand total of 30 minutes. Very nice!!
After spending 3+ days wrestling with the other programs, I can't recommend this enough. Well worth the price. I just wish I'd found it first!!
I used it to upgrade my medium-sized Joomla 1.5.x to 3.x.x
Support is very nice and courteous and reply very fast.
I accidentally bought SP Transfer instead of SP Upgrade and they granted me the access to the SP Upgrade for free.
Thank you, officially.
There was some configuration issue. When I contacted the developer, they immediately replied and solved. As my server response time is low, I got so many issues in migrating. Though it is my server issue, developer ‘Panayiotis Halouvas’ helped me to solve all the problems. Panayiotis Halouvas had replied to all my mails (nearly 25 mails) and had shown interest to keep me satisfied with his support. Now, my site is fully migrated to Joomla 3.2.2. It is because of SP upgrade and their support.
If there is option to give 100 stars, I will definitely give them for SP Upgrade. It is worth to your money.
Thanks to SP Upgrade and Panayiotis Halouvas.
Ask yourself: **WHAT IS THAT WORTH TO YOU**
Important - If you are upgrading Community Builder, YOU MUST go into you PhpMyadmin first on the DESTINATION site (_user table)and create all fields and columns so they match exactly with your source (_user table)database table. Do this before you attempt the CB extention transfer.
Thanks again SP CYEND Support Team!!
It installed and just worked without any problems including migrating the Agora Pro database.
I also liked the concept of migrating into a fresh system that you can test and adjust first before implementing it on the live system.
I follow the instructions and the migration occured but for some reason a couple of items failed (I think my site is a bit old an intricate). Since I couldn't use the migrated 3.1 site I was going to ask for a refund.
Cyend were professional in their approach. They offered me the possibility of a refund but also offered to help me sort out the issue with the migration.
In the end they sorted out the problem and now I have a working 3.1 site on which I will have to make some adjustment but the migration saved me lots of works.
Totally recommend them. They were responsive in a timely fashion, concise and effective in their approach.
One or two connection issues between different hosting companies where the old and new websites were situated, but each time I needed help my request was swiftly dealt with by Panayiotis.
A lot of work has gone in to this component which has made updating my websites relatively simple, and easily worth the modest cost.
I tested a couple of versions of jupgrade, but I never had it to migrate more than parts of the J 1.5 site.
I absolutely recommend SP Upgrade. I migrated more than 40 Joomla sites, so this component made the work much easier.
I suppose you mean duplicate alias and not ids. Ids remain the same.
There is a new rule now in Joomla! that was not in version 1.5. In order to be compliant with SEO and Google requirement to have one content per one url, and given that alias are used to build the urls, you cannot have the same alias under the same parent. That goes for menus, articles etc.
Therefore SP Upgrade when identify such case, automatically add a random qualifier to the alias. Even if you try to manually edit it from back end, you will see that Joomla! will not allow it.
It is probable those duplicates comes from your trash. Therefore before migration it is suggested to delete and empty trash for any not needed items.