17 تشرين1/أكتوير 2012
Migrating from joomla 1.5 to 2.5 what you should take care of
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things you should take care of when you migrating from joomla 1.5 to joomla 2.5
1- first thing you should back up your site, backup, backup, backup. backup your site and your database, you can do a full backup through cpanel.
2- take a copy from your site on server to a folder inside puplic html, and then take a copy of your database , and modify the configuration.php, to refer to the new database and you are ready to to work on the copied site
3- you can use jupgrade , but you should work on server not on local .
5- with jupgrade you will have some new submenus in administration menus not exist , so my recommendation to use the upgraded copy just for transfering menus and users throught sql and phpmyadmin later .
4- juprade does not modify users id , and that is good for kunena forum if you are using it on your site.
5- j2xml extension changes the users id so you will have a problem with kunena forum and previous posts an user rates .
6- if you are using zoo extension you will face a problem that the last version working on joomla 1.5 is 2.4.18 and there is no such a version for joomla 2.5 but there is one for joomla 1.7 and it is working on joomla 2.5 , why all that because zoo 2.4.18 and older exports as xml but the newer versions import csv and json files .
7- may be you will need some knowledge about sql and how to work in phpmyadmin .
then what you should do simply , and that is my way i did it on my own site .
1- use jupgrade to upgrade the site .
2- install your template on a new folder with new database .
3- transfer users and menus through sql .
4- you can use j2xml to transfer articles "not tested cause i use zoo" .
5- if you are using zoo you could use exort and import but notice carfully what i said above about zoo .
5- transfer your kunena tables throug sql and then install kunena on your new template .
6- then you need to transfer all your media files .
and i think you are now done in shallah ............
be carful and do all your steps on copied site and check after every step ... and i hope this article will be helpful guide for you .