- 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
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.
The guys at SP Upgrade handled it without a problem; inexpensive, courteous, trustworthy and very prompt with replies & advice.
Best $'s I have ever spent as I had put 12 months work into the website.
Thank You SP
I followed the instruction Jen Cramer listed in her joomla update course:
-ported my 1.5 site over to a test location. (online not local)
and created an spugrade subdirectory in the 1.5 site.
-I made backups of data belonging to extensions (forms, newsletter, etc)
-I then stripped the site of all extensions and none joomla modules
migrated the site
-deleted the original 1.5 site in the root
and copied the content of the 2.5 spupgrade site to the empty root
-I then reinstalled JCE, Akeeba and the other plugins
-tested the test site and
-moved it to the live site.
So far--so good
Of course read the documentation before you start - as always it will make you life easier.
While SP Upgrade does not attempt to migrate extensions, I would prefer to do the extensions manually than use something with appears inherently unstable and does not maintain the integrity of your content ids.
So well done to the developer! A small price to pay Thank you.
The upgrade was simple and easy to implement - what a time saver!
I had only one problem with user preferences in 1.5 causing a login problem in 1.7.3. I wrote to Cyend and they prepared a bespoke version that allowed me to import users without the preferences.
This was support at its very best and is a credit to the ethos of the Joomla Community.
Anyone who is nervous about upgrading to 1.7. or 2.5 - don't worry, this is a fantastic component and well worth every penny.
I wanted to upgrade from 1.5.25 to 2.5.1 and everything broke down and I had to reinstall my site using Akeeba backup.
Then their support migrated my database for e and sent me a migrated one but i still didn´t work. The menues where corrupt and every alias also, so the links didn´t work. I tried three times and then I gave up.
I tried Jupgrade instead and when my webhotell turned off the safe_mode everything worked very nice. Conclusion: Don´t spend money on SP upgrade Use Jupgrade instead.