Just remember to make sure you have 1.6 versions of any extentions before you run the migration. Nothing worse than finding you can't run your favourite extention as its not compatable.
BACK UP SITE AND DATABASE BEFORE YOU RUN.
Now this migration script IS the best free one out there and does work. It took me a few attempts and a bit of playing around so please be patient.
With a bit more development it can and will be as good as the paid ones. However, its not for the faint hearted users. I would say the developer has done a great job so far as the migration is not the easiest of things to achieve.
I installed this on a joomla 1.6 site and it istalls nice and easy. The disapointing part is the setting up. After 4 hours and lots of coffee I finally got the site the way I wanted it to be.
The best part of this extention is the add-ons for it. I was amazed at how many there actually is. Which makes it the best one to get.
Pros: Simple to use, easy to install, easy to customise. Joomla 1.6 compatiable.
Cons: erm.... there isn't any.
This should have been called "The simplest and easiest image gallery you will ever use". But that would have been a bit long. If the developer was to charge for this extention I would still use it! Its is outstanding. Its a must for any site that wants a photo gallery.
Why only 4 stars? well the only down side is:-
(Taken from developers website)
"You MUST have your PHP max upload size set to 4MB"
Well thats ok if you can change this setting on your host, if not you will have to pay for support to help you install this component.
Luckily for me I can change the size limit and it installed perfectly. So if you can do the above then this is for you.
Thanks for the feedback! We've added a "slim" version of the core package that is only 1+ MB for users with a 2MB upload limit.
So, the good points. Its outstanding once working. It does everything you need plus more! good level of support.
Bad points. Its not the easiest of extentions to configure and get working. Installer does not work so a manual install was done (not easy).
Conclusion. Only for the experianced of joomla admins to set up. I would (and do) use this but only if my client requires its features.
Why did I write this review? well simply because it needs to be reviewed for what its designed for and not what you wanted (like some of the reviews!). The devleoper designed this to be simple and simple it is.
5 stars for this extention as it exactly what the developer says it is and does what it says it should. Bug free? well you tell me a component that has none! but at least you get support via the forum when needed.
Keep it up! good work.