I tested Jupgradepro because the siteground tutorial. But the tutorial is made with a simple joomla 1.5 website, and in my case i have a very big 1.5 website.
I had some problems in migrating, but the support was excellent.
I'm a newbie in this matters, but the support have the patience to help and resolve the problems of my case.
I think all 1.5 joomla websites are very different, so it's difficult to have a 100% solution that works for all.
I rated excellent! because the support was excellent and fast to find solutions.
However, if your website contains various external components or specific templates, the migration preformed by jUpgradePro is **useless**. E.g., K2 data is not migrated at all, and there is no easy way to do that.
It is a pity that the Joomla team did not foreseen any migration tool when they revamped Joomla from 1.5 to 2.x. jUpgradePro that they promote as THE solution for this migration is definitely **not*that*solution** for most websites.
I have used this extension to migrate a site.
The basics were migrated, but i needed to migrate a Kunena forum as well.
Bought the kunena migration plugin, but it didn't work at all. Wrote in the forums and others had the same problem. I was contacted and gave them the details they needed to find the problem. They replied they would look into it. Now several weeks later i have't heard from them and they don't answer my mails.
I have migrated the Kunena data manually now.
The download was from the redcomponent website
I've migrated about ten sites in the last two months from 1.5 to 2.5 or 3.1. Sometimes i had problems with PHP-Settings or write permissions, but at least i always was able to migrate after fixing this things.
With the latest version 3.1.0 Database and Restful Method works without any problem. Done one migration last week and one today without any issue. So my vote is thumbs up!
Database method on 2.5 is not working.
Hangs here or there and does nothing.
Switching on the RestFull plugin on the 1.5 site results in a white page, front- and backend. Had to deactivate the plugin in the database.
Registration is awful.
I'd be angry, if I'd spent money on this one. It's almost a hoax to name it a Pro version, of a well known tool.
I suggest taking this extension off the list.
Paid support was quick one single time, then never heard of again.
Invested many hours trying on different hosts, with different environments. Seems to hang randomly, sometimes RESTful-plugin leads to permanent blank screen for the complete BE. Can only be fixed by manually deleting plugin files and manually fixing database.
Would not use again, would not pay for support again.
Both restful and databse methods fail to work. I have a simple content only site that is not very big, 10 pages and 6 images, that is in 1.5.26 with everything up to date. I tried jupgradePro in both 2.5.9 and 3.0.3 Joomla and received the same error; the user does not exist. What is so ridiculous is that there has only been the one user, me, forever, there is no other user in the db. All of the info for setting up jupgradePRO in my account is accurate. The db version also fails.
Whoever runs the redComponent forum does not bother to respond at all to any requests for help. This issue is a known issue and has dozens of similar complaints exactly like mine. The wiki documentation is completely lacking and searching the posts yields no answers whatsoever.
I wouldn't mind paying the $20 for "personal" support if I had any sort of feeling that there were people at redComponent that actually cared about the quality of their product and customer service, clearly there isn't which is sad as the original jupgrade was a good extension that worked effortlessly every single time I used it.
This "PRO" component should just be fixed and sold commercially because it is obvious by the lack of attention it has been given that money is apparently all they care about.
Shame on redComonent - Don't waste your time with this, you would be better off just doing it all manually with copy and paste.
After attempting to use this on 6 different sites, (on 4 different hosts), it was a complete waste of days of valuable time. The extension installs, the REST version does not work at all, and the Database version gets hung up partway through...on each and every site.
There is no wiki documentation, (just a bunch of blank pages) and the forum is filled with people having the same problems, but no answers.
What is truly disappointing, and I am now very worried about my personal information, is the process to download the extension. They want you to register on their site, and then ask for address and phone number? Never seen that before. The extension itself is free, but you have to pay for support (good luck). I guess this is how they get around charging for an extension that is listed as BETA!!! That's absolutely insane, and seems blatantly dishonest to me.