Tag: joomla migration

How I Upgraded to Joomla 1.7

Inspired by Robert Vining over at www.joomstew.com and the fact that I am building most of my new sites using Joomla 1.7, I decided it was time to finally migrate this site to the latest Joomla version.

I think the actual decision maker was when I was adding about 50 flickr gallery modules to a site using 1.7 and found the new ‘save as copy’ feature saved me about 50% of the time it would normally take to save and create new modules for each page.

So, how did it all go?

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Easily Upgrade Joomla and Automatically Import Content from J1.5

Today I was looking into moving our company blog to a new joomla 1.6 test site so I could experiment with a bit of HTML5

Due to the structual differences between 1.5 and 1.6, there is no option to import data from the backup of an old site like it was when upgrading from 1.0 to 1.5.

As I don’t like to spend my weekends copying and pasting hundreds of articles for my own experiment whilst not getting paid, I went on the hunt for someone who has already created a solution, and found it!

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