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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.
Install, select which data you want to import (articles, users, menu's, etc), import, done! How easy is that? I recommend this component in stead of the one recommended by Joomla itself..
This one works without bugs and is worth the money! I will use this component for all my future migrations.
I had several problems when first attempting the migration (my mistake, I used incorrect info about old 1.5 site) and had to contact the developer who provided excellent support. I recommend this component to everyone who wishes to migrate to J 1.6 without hassle.
Migration from 1.5 to 1.6 is not trivial but this extension comes close to making it so. I had three tries at migrating my first site. Initially, I had permissions issues. Next there were problems with some section and category names which needed fixing on the 1.5 site and then finally bingo! Everything across.
My recommendation would be to get a clean, empty, 1.6 installation with sp-upgrade installed, and then zip up a copy before working as a backup because you may not get things right first time. If the migration does not work as planned, scrap everything and start again from the backup. The migration only takes a minute so starting again is a quicker option than fixing everything with edits.
Another small quirk with this version is that if the migration aborts for some reason (permissions for example) you are not given a full warning.
Anyway, sp-upgrade works well and makes a difficult task simple.
It is well worth the 20 euros.
A big thank you to the developer!
I had one single, but very important menu problem that I wasn't able to solve myself, and neither was anyone else (template provider for example).
However, I turned to Panayiotis (SP Upgrade developer) who investigated and solved the problem even though it had nothing to do with his component. It was in fact a template problem!
This was all done in one day and Panayiotis fixed the problem + he explained it to me in a very kind and pedagogical manner so that I was able to understand.
I also tried other solutions for migrating before this one but SP Upgrade will be my permanent choice from now on. That's for sure!
Many thanx to CYEND.
This is the first bad comments (officially or not) I get for the component and the reason is we provide support for any possible problems.
We would kindly ask you to contact with us and report the problem in order to be able to assist you.