How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5


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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.

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How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5

  1. 1. How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5? by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013
  2. 2. How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 2.5? Automated Migration Service
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Joomla Upgrade? 2. Install Joomla 2.5 3. Find FTP access details (for both Joomla sites) Find more info in this article 1. Back up your Joomla 1.5 website
  4. 4. Migration SetupStep 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. o Connect to Joomla 1.5 website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to Joomla 1.5 root directory. o Connect to your Joomla 2.5 website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to its root folder. Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your Sites
  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 1.5 site. • Clear Target website data - delete all content from Joomla 2.5 website
  10. 10. Migration SetupStep 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 SetupStep 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new Joomla 2.5 site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your Joomla 1.5 website content will be moved to the new Joomla 2.5 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. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website!