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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
I send an email to SP CYEND and they told me I choose and paid for the wrong extensions...I needed SP Transfer. For me that wasn't clear in the download page. They send me the SPtranfer.zip in their reaction mail. Excellent service!
The extension worked great, thanks to the manual, step by step
Usually, I'm making the migrations locally with xampp or mamp pro, and install locally the old DB as well. That is the way it work the best for me.
The templates are also prepared for Joomla! 3 (templateDetails.xml) and put in /tmp, so it is easy the control, correct and install them.
I just had lately a tiny problem with Joomla! 3.3.1 and the support was fast and good.
Joomla 1.5 to 3.3.1. Only articles got migrated. No menus. No extensions (Phoca guestbook among other things). No template. Everything had to be done by hand later. Or with custom-built scripts.
What a mess.
We are really sorry to see this review. We always support users because migration sometimes can be complicated.
To do that you must first contact us at:http://cyend.com/extensions/contact-us and we will be able to assist you to resolve any issue.
SPUpgrade worked well right out of the box. In minutes, I was far enough along to be very encouraged. And when I hit my first roadblock - a quirk in my website that even the gurus at Joomla Forum had never seen - the support at SP Cyend worked w/ me until all was well. Well worth every penny and more!
It looks unfair only when you have to spend similar amount for SP-transfer when you are trying to switch between post versions than 1.5. Either it should be included or should have small fee for those who bought SP upgrade.
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!!