Joomla Migration

jUpgradePro is an extension of Joomla! that allows you to migrate the information you have stored easily between two different installations of Joomla!

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You will be able to migrate data from older versions of Joomla! to the latest versions in minutes! Also you can move data from differents Joomla! sites using the same version!

This extension uses two methods to migrate:

◈ Database: Read data directly from the database.

◈ RESTful: This method allows you to migrate data between two installations of Joomla! by webservices, which adds ease when setting the extension.

Different versions of Joomla! They are supported by this extension:

➩ 1.0 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Only supported database method
➩ 1.5 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported
➩ 2.5 ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported
➩ 3.0+ ➔ 2.5, 3.0+ ✵ Both methods supported. Downgrade available.

Saved lifes

Posted on 11 October 2016

This extension really saved my life,migration from old version of Joomla was near impossible without this extension

Ease of use

Not so easy but because a migration is never easy, but the extension does the possible and even more to have it simplest as possible


Very good and without additional fees


So much detailed

Value for money

Absolutely worths every penny

I used this to: If you have to manage sites built years ago on old version of Joomla you can't miss it


Works well with help from developer

Ease of use

Once over the hurdles, with help, works as promised. Note: I am not a Joomla expert (yet).


Excellent! Help from the author did not stop til I was satisfied it is working. Immediate response.

Value for money

Satisfied. Author's support makes it worth it.

I used this to: Moving to new server, upgrading from v1.5 to v3.5.1


Posted on 29 March 2016

Not satisfied.

Ease of use

It's very easy to use.


I'm still waiting for an answer 2 weeks and 4 days later.

Value for money

It is ok.

I used this to: I have a component failure in Joomla 3.4.8. Open a post on his forum and sent an email to 2 weeks and 4 days ago. I'm still waiting for an answer. It works in Joomla 2.5

Extremely Useful

Posted on 24 November 2015

Used for migration of Mailing extension, will use again for future migrations.

Ease of use

Took a moment to get used to, pretty easy after support was offered.


Immediate and friendly response to questions.

Value for money

Great extension for the price.

Time Saver

Posted on 24 September 2015

Core tool for those who work with J on regular basis - either as an individual developer or in a company setting.

Ease of use

This one is always tricky to answer - it all depends on the user's skills. Migrations can be complex tasks.


In my experience, Matias absolutely provides superb help and goes the extra mile to assure all's OK.


FYI: It is VERY difficult to write cohesive and comprehensive documentation. And to keep up with it.

Value for money


I used this to: Primarily to migrate J1.5x => J3x

Very good tool!

Posted on 17 July 2014

Wow! I've saved tie migrating from 1.5.23 to 3.3 using database method. May be needs to improve some documentation about.

First upgrade from j1.5 to j2.5 broke the asset table (a common problem with upgrades apparently). Prompt support from Matias who sent an upgraded version of JupgradePro which worked perfectly. Note media directories not migrated but that's easy to do in FTP. Brilliant support means I give it 5 stars

Excellent Extension

Posted on 29 April 2014

I wanted to migrate my Joomla 1.5 to a newer version.

So I searched the web and found jUpgradePro.

Installation and configuration is really easy and starting the migration is as simple as pressing a buton.

I run into some problems, but the support is really fast. Less than 24h I got an answer. My problem is a known bug with restFUL mode and the devs are already fixing it.

So I tried database mode and that worked for me, although I had to manually reorder the menu.

Really great and useful extension.

Joomla 1.5 to joomla 3.2

Posted on 19 February 2014

Joomla 1.5 to joomla 3.2 it's a hard task.

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.

I recommend!

jUpgradePro is really convenient to use and configure. With Brian Teeman videos. The work is pretty straightforward.

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.


Matias Aguirre
Last updated:
Sep 01 2016
Date added:
Nov 19 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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