How to Upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to 3.0?


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Want to upgrade your Joomla 2.5 to 3.0? If yes, then this tutorial is made for you. In this guide we have provided a step by step Joomla Upgrade Process.

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How to Upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to 3.0?

  1. 1. How to Upgrade from Joomla 2.5 to 3.0? Prepared By: SoftProdigy Inc.
  2. 2. Process of Joomla 3.0 Upgrade The latest series of Joomla CMS platform is 3.X. In this tutorial, we will be taking of the upgrade procedure where Joomla 2.5 will be upgraded to 3.0. Before we move ahead, there are few things that are to be considered: 1. Joomla 2.5 is a stable platform and provides long term support. 2. This process is mainly for the upgrade of relatively simpler websites 3. This procedure is strictly for the upgrade to 3.0 and not for 3.1 version. Now let’s talk about the steps that are to be taken for upgrading Joomla 2.5 to 3.0 Version! Step 1: Creating a backup It's not only this upgrade, but whenever you upgrade your website, it is recommended to take a back of your website. You can use Akeeba Extension to take the backup. Step 2: Ensuring everything is up-to-date In this step, you need to ensure that everything in your current Joomla website is up to date. Follow below mentioned points: Go to Extensions > Extension Manager Now check that all the extensions are updated After checking the extension, next task is to ensure that you are using latest version of Joomla 2.5. Step 3: Check for Joomla 3.0 Compatibility Now you need to check your system for Joomla 3.0 Compatibility. To do this, follow below mentioned steps: Go to Site> System Configuration Check and compare the current settings with recommended settings
  3. 3. mentioned at Make sure your website meets all the requirements as after that only you can upgrade. Step 4: Check for Extensions Compatibility In this step you need to check that whether your Extensions are compatible with Joomla 3 or not. For this you need to refer extension developers' sites, documentation, and/or support. Step 5: Creating Test Website Once you ensure that all your extensions are compatible, then you need to create a test website on the same server. Here you need to take the backup of your database as well. Step 6: Start Upgrade Now finally, you need to start the upgrade process. Follow below mentioned steps: Go to Components> Joomla! Update Now click on “Options” as shown below
  4. 4. Change the Update Server to Short Term Support Click Save & Close as shown below Finally, on the test site, click the "Install the update". If all goes well, then you can do the same steps on the live site. Now click on "Install the update". If the upgrade works well, then you can proceed further with your live site as well.
  5. 5. Important Notes In case you don't find “Install The Update” option, then you need to go to Extensions (top menu) >> Extension Manager (sub menu) >> Update (tab) >> Purge Cache (button - far right). Now test the back end as well as front end of your site. So this was a process of upgrading Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.0. Share your feedback under comments :) We would love to see your inputs! Have Some Issues in upgrading Joomla Website? This how-to tutorial was brought to you by leading software development company-SoftProdigy Inc. In case you face any issue while upgrading or any other issue, feel free to contact our expert team of PHP Developers who are experienced with all the CMS platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal etc. We would love to fix your bugs!
  6. 6. Contact SoftProdigy! Web: Phone: 1.866.235.9128 (Toll Free) Email: