How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to 3.0


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Upgrading between Joomla major versions is not an easy task. This tutorial will guide you through all steps of upgrading Joomla 2.5 to 3.0 to get the best result. Find more info here:

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How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to 3.0

  1. 1. How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to 3.0? by CMS2CMS Team December, 2013
  2. 2. How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to 3.0? Automated Migration Service
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Joomla Upgrade? 1. Back up your Joomla 2.5 website 2. Install Joomla 3.0 3. Find FTP access details (for both Joomla sites)
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types (Joomla in both cases) 2. Type in the URLs of your websites
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
  7. 7. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites o o Connect to Joomla 2.5 website via FTP Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to Joomla 2.5 root directory. – Connect to your Joomla 3.0 website via FTP – Upload 'cms2cms' folder to its root folder. Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Watch the video tutorial.
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites"
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences Check the boxes to activate the following migration options: • • Migrate Media - to have images moved Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on your Joomla 2.5 site.
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to start the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new Joomla 3.0 site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your Joomla 2.5 website content will be moved to the new Joomla 3.0 installation. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new upgraded Joomla site!
  12. 12. Go ahead and start the new life of your website! Migrate your site now - it's never been easier!