You have to export the contents from Joomla!® 1.5 using J2XML and then import into Joomla!® 1.7+ web site using J2XML Importer.
* import articles (keep ids)
* import categories/sections
* import users (keep ids)
* import images
* import weblinks
I just added support for some of my custom fields in your code and bingo, done.
thanks again! I will make a donation too!!
I would love to see option to import xml file directly from the server (to avoid timeouts).
I needed a component to migrate a large number of weblinks, in several categories, from my J1.5 site to the J2.5 site I'm developing on a localhost. The directions on the developer's site were easy to follow and the process was largely self-explanatory. In less than 5 minutes, I had accomplished the task.
A big thank you to the makers of J2XML for a well-designed and very useful Joomla add-on.