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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
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
The first 4 migrations worked well with the recommende migrator, but the 5th was really a pain. I costs me over a month until I decided to buy SP upgrade.
With this, after an hour everything was finished. It seems, that the hoster of the 5th domain is very strict, which results in plenty of time-outs. But the great advantage of SP upgrade is, that after a time-out you just hit the "back"-button of your browser and start the migration again. SP remembers where it has been and continues.
One hint: When you have restarted after a timeout, there is usually a DUPLICATE KEY error. Write down these Ids. About 25% of these records are not properly transferred. In my case 4 defect records of 30,000. Really not a big deal.
Some questions to the support even on a saturday have been answered within an hour.
I wish I have bought it before the first migration. SP would have saved me plenty of time.
Thumbs up for this excellent extension.
Fantastic extension and well worth the price.
Menus, images, articles and all I need were migrated very well. On very few items I have had to change the alias but the migration log point out to this.
But there are 1 important thing that seems nobody exepct me does need or have checked this until now: The creation date of articles will be kept which is fine but the modify date changes to the date when you started the migration. So every modified date get lost.
For this I deduct 1 star. The second deducted star is for getting no support on this subject. I started my reques more than 57 houres from now and exepct the automatic copy of my request I did not hear anything.
So I guess I have to write a script to fix this and get my old modified date back what is very disapointing and take me a lot of time. On the home page you can read that they will do anything to help migrate your site but in my case they don't.
The issue with modified dates is now resolved. Both last modify author and date is now kept from 1.5.
The late respond was due to development and testing, and we neglected to keep you informed. That was mistake from our site.
Nothing I tried so far was able to do that. SP Upgrade does this and so far without any problems.
In a matter of seconds, my articles, categories, etc. were online on Joomla 2.5 - with the same IDs and without any errors.
Thumbs-Up for this Extension! :)
On the positive side the purchase price allows a 'subscription' to other components that may have value.
First time to have issue with large site. Component is able to migrate sites with 100k+ articles. If a timeout occur for any reason just rerun and process will continue from where it stopped. Contact with us and we can assist you.
Took minutes for the migration to happen!!!
Asked a few questions to make sure settings were correct, support answered within an hour or 2. Has saved me endless hours copying and pasting!!!
Had a few issues with menu items, artisteer templates and acymailing transfers, but managed it all eventually, since Joomla 2.5.4 needed configuring / tweaking.
Thanks for a great component and service guys.