Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5          Jeremy Wilken      www.gnomeontherun.com         @gnomeontherun
Not to overwhelm you...Know your site wellBe familiar with all extensions usedIt might take a few triesIts not all automatic
Why Migrate?SecurityServerFeatures
When to Migrate?When you need to make changesWhen extensions you need are readyAfter 1.5 is no longer supportedWhile exten...
Start with an assessmentWhat extensions are you using?Are they still supported?If not, are there alternatives?Could you do...
Consider your optionsMigrate  SP Upgrade  jUpgradeRebuild siteHire a developer
Migration StepsCreate a backupSetup a workspace on local serverAnalyze and updateMigrate with jUpgrade or SP UpgradeMigrat...
Before you migrateTest Joomla 2.5, get to know itUnderstand your siteMake a backup of your siteHave a localhost setup for ...
Migrate with jUpgrade Free option Installs into your Joomla 1.5 site andsets up a 2.5 site based on it Supports some exten...
Migrate with jUpgrade   jUpgrade in Action
Migrate with SP Upgrade Commercial option (24.95 EUR) Installs in a blank 2.5 site and pulls ininformation from a 1.5 site...
Migrate with SP Upgrade   SP Upgrade in Action
After the MigrationMigrate the templateMigrate extensionsCheck every pageCheck againHave someone else check it tooMove to ...
Migrate your templateTemplate overrides may need work$mainframe variable not global$mainframe = Jfactory::getApplication()...
Migrate componentsInstall latest in new siteReconfigure optionsCopy any files generatedCopy database data (phpmyadmin)  Ca...
Migrate modules and pluginsSome core modules changed mod_latest -> mod_articles_latestCheck migrated modules and pluginsIn...
ChallengesCore output changed in 1.6+Reconfiguring modulesLegacy codeURLs may changeData may need to be convertedErrors ca...
General Migration TipsBACKUP FIRSTSet error reporting to max, ignore strictUse PHP 5.2+ (5.3+ recommended)Increase max_exe...
Other Migration Paths
Joomla 2.5 and Beyond Stay updated in major series (3.x) Mostly updates, not migrations Expect improvements, faster Less e...
Questions?Comments?  Tips?
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  • Know your site well Be familiar with all extensions It might take a few attempts Its not automatic
  • When you need to make changes When extensions you need are available After 1.5 is unsupported While extensions support 1.5 and 2.5 As soon as possible
  • What extensions do you use? Are they still supported? If not, are there alternatives Could you do any spring cleaning What is vital, what is not?
  • Migrating Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5

    1. 1. Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 Jeremy Wilken www.gnomeontherun.com @gnomeontherun
    2. 2. Not to overwhelm you...Know your site wellBe familiar with all extensions usedIt might take a few triesIts not all automatic
    3. 3. Why Migrate?SecurityServerFeatures
    4. 4. When to Migrate?When you need to make changesWhen extensions you need are readyAfter 1.5 is no longer supportedWhile extensions support 1.5 and 2.5As soon as possible
    5. 5. Start with an assessmentWhat extensions are you using?Are they still supported?If not, are there alternatives?Could you do any spring cleaning?What is vital, and what is not?
    6. 6. Consider your optionsMigrate SP Upgrade jUpgradeRebuild siteHire a developer
    7. 7. Migration StepsCreate a backupSetup a workspace on local serverAnalyze and updateMigrate with jUpgrade or SP UpgradeMigrate your templateSetup extensions and copy dataVerify site integrityEnjoy beverage of your choice
    8. 8. Before you migrateTest Joomla 2.5, get to know itUnderstand your siteMake a backup of your siteHave a localhost setup for migration
    9. 9. Migrate with jUpgrade Free option Installs into your Joomla 1.5 site andsets up a 2.5 site based on it Supports some extensions as well Community support
    10. 10. Migrate with jUpgrade jUpgrade in Action
    11. 11. Migrate with SP Upgrade Commercial option (24.95 EUR) Installs in a blank 2.5 site and pulls ininformation from a 1.5 site Do not install sample data Process can be restarted if it hangs Focuses on core
    12. 12. Migrate with SP Upgrade SP Upgrade in Action
    13. 13. After the MigrationMigrate the templateMigrate extensionsCheck every pageCheck againHave someone else check it tooMove to live server
    14. 14. Migrate your templateTemplate overrides may need work$mainframe variable not global$mainframe = Jfactory::getApplication();If using club template, ask themIf custom, zip up and installtemplateDetails.xml updatesEnable template
    15. 15. Migrate componentsInstall latest in new siteReconfigure optionsCopy any files generatedCopy database data (phpmyadmin) Caution: may corrupt databaseCheck menu links, adjust as needed
    16. 16. Migrate modules and pluginsSome core modules changed mod_latest -> mod_articles_latestCheck migrated modules and pluginsInstall latest in new siteReconfigure options
    17. 17. ChallengesCore output changed in 1.6+Reconfiguring modulesLegacy codeURLs may changeData may need to be convertedErrors can be difficult to isolateVerify non-Joomla files are copied Images, files
    18. 18. General Migration TipsBACKUP FIRSTSet error reporting to max, ignore strictUse PHP 5.2+ (5.3+ recommended)Increase max_execution_timeInstall extensions, then copy database
    19. 19. Other Migration Paths
    20. 20. Joomla 2.5 and Beyond Stay updated in major series (3.x) Mostly updates, not migrations Expect improvements, faster Less effort to stay updated Expect extensions to drop support inolder versions
    21. 21. Questions?Comments? Tips?

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