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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
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.
Documentation is pretty useful and the extension seems designed to catch most problems that are likely to be encountered and actually offers choices as to how to deal with these problems. (Main problem encountered: issues with items with identical aliases).
Templates need to be migrated one at a time. And definitely a hit or miss (about 70% success rate).
Even though it is a paid product it works out less expensive than the free migration tools because it is quicker and a lot more reliable than the other tools I've tried.
Make sure to read the documentation first as it works in a different way to another Upgrade component. Great support too when I had a couple of questions at the start, finished upgrading dozens of sites that were 1.5.26 and now all are 2.5.7 with this and then i'm done
Keep up the good work!
The small cost was well worth the hours of headaches saved which I had experienced using another migration tool.
Please note, don't duplicate your ADMIN login! In other words, skip your admin ID from the J1.5 version if transferring users.. Also, don't expect that by some form of magic your site will be transformed from J1.5 to J2.5. In fact, installing extensions, including updated templates is required. Keep track of errors in the log, since they reflect items that were not able to be completed. In the first site I migrated this was only two menu items.
Worth every penny I paid. Hats off to the developers.
I never knew SPupgrade existed as Joomla was only promoting jUpgrade. Glad I stumbled on this component. I could do it myself and it worked without any issues. This is, in my view, the best migration component available.
Thank you for the awesome work.
I am glad that I used SP Upgrade. I still have some tweaking to do on my site, but the site has converted to 2.5 and so I am over my major hurdle.
Thank you, SP Upgrade!
SP Upgrade did what it said it would for all 3 websites I've upgraded so far. It converted all the articles, all the menus, and all the core modules.
I'm never upset about paying for an extension that works out of the box.
I had one question about a non-core modules which I emailed to the vendor. The response was prompt and very helpful.
Wish all the extensions were this good.
After using SP-Upgrade and others, then running ACL Manager to check the assets tables shows errors on every article imported.
If the author is using Joomla API's to import, then the core has an issue. Don't know which one it is with the issue but, I have yet to get a clean migration on sites with any tool where the assets table came out clean!
To this day I think the assets table is a mistake and that it's going to continue causing issues down the road, even with Joomla 3.0 and beyond until the core devs come up with a set of tools for repair or API's to properly migrate content.
After update, I have succesfully moved all articles (good work), all menus (but without menuitems). Bad new :(
After this, I try to work with exported articles, but It doesn't work because it badly import a category tree!
Then my hoster set correctly the max execution time. I clean up the import articles and categories by this component and tried J2XML (free export/import tool). And it works perfect.
SP upgrade was useless for me :(
The component is Excellent
The layout is Excellent
The support is even more Excellent
Buy the SP upgrade start the migration to an easy site
Questions to the support are answered almost instantly
It does want it says on the tin