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How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5

Upgrading between Joomla major versions is not an easy task and is actually a migration. This tut will guide you through all steps of upgrading Joomla 1,5 to 2.5 to get the best result in the shortest possible time. Learn more:

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How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5

  1. 1. How to Upgrade Joomla1.5 to 2.5?by CMS2CMS TeamJune,
  2. 2. How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5?Automated Migration
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Joomla Upgrade?1. Back up your Joomla 1.5 website2. Install Joomla 2.53. Find FTP access details (for both Joomla sites)Find more info in this
  4. 4. Migration SetupStep 1. Create your accountVisit www.cms2cms.comRegister your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or
  5. 5. Migration SetupStep 2. Set up your Source and Target sites1. Select yourCurrentand NewCMS types(Joomla inboth cases)2. Type in theURLs
  6. 6. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your Sites1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC2. Extract cms2cms folder from the
  7. 7. o Connect to Joomla 1.5 website via FTPo Upload extracted cms2cms folder to Joomla 1.5 rootdirectory.o Connect to your Joomla 2.5 website via FTPo Upload cms2cms folder to its root folder.Note. Root directory is the top folder withindex.php fileFind more info here or watch the video tutorial.Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your
  8. 8. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your SitesGo back to Migration wizard and click "VerifyConnection to your Sites"
  9. 9. Migration SetupStep 4. Select Migration preferencesCheck the boxes to activatethe following migrationoptions:• Migrate Media - to haveimages moved• Make URLs SEOfriendly - to have internallinks formed according tothe rewrite rules on yourJoomla 1.5 site.• Clear Target websitedata - delete all contentfrom Joomla 2.5
  10. 10. Migration SetupStep 4. Start Demo MigrationYoure all set to start your migration. Its recommended to start thefree Demo migration to see how the service works.www.cms2cms.comNote. You canskip this stepand start Fullmigration rightaway
  11. 11. Migration SetupStep 5. Start Full MigrationOnly one mouse click separatesyou from the new Joomla 2.5site.After you click Start FullMigration, your Joomla 1.5website content will be movedto the new Joomla 2.5installation.Youll receive an emailnotification as soon as thetransfer is complete.Youll be able to check theresults and enjoy your newupgraded Joomla site!
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - its never been easier!Go ahead and start the new life of yourwebsite!