Joomla! 1.7 to Joomla! 2.5

I know there are auto update tools out there on Joomla! extension directory to update Joomla! from 1.7.X to 2.5.X but I will recommend everybody to follow instruction mentioned by Joomla! community.

http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrading_from_an_existing_version

If you have used utilities like Joomla! Pack or admin tools. All third party utilities are not simply capable of performing proper Joomla! upgrade (i.e. from 1.7 to 2.5). I will recommend using following instructions to fix the issues you might be having with your Joomla! installation after the use of 3rd party upgrade tools.

  1. Download the “1.7 to 2.5.1 Upgrade Package” using following link
    http://www.joomla.org/download.html
  2. Unzip the package and upload (overwrite mode!) it to the root of your Joomla! installation. Note: If you have customize out of the box Joomla! templates delete the template folder after extracting the zip file.
  3. Update the Database. Log into the back end of your site. Navigate to Extension Manager: Database.
    – Click on “Fix”
  4. Install New Extension(s). Navigate to Extension Manager: Discover
    – Click on “Purge Cache”
    – Click on “Discover”
    – If new extension(s) have been found, select them all and click on “Install”

This should fix the issues you might be having with your update to Joomla! 2.5.x.

 

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Hassan Janjua

Hassan Janjua is a Sacramento, CA, USA based web designer specializing in Joomla! development. Hassan is involved in many aspects of the Joomla! and open source content management community. Hassan holds project manager postion with JoomClan.com where he is managing 3rd party Joomla! extensions like JoomRSS, JoomListings, JoomClip, and JoomDocs. Hassan has more than 8 years of experience in Mambo and Joomla!.

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  • Hassan Janjua is a Sacramento, CA, USA based web designer specializing in Joomla! development. Hassan is involved in many aspects of the Joomla! and open source content management community. Hassan holds project manager postion with JoomClan.com where he is managing 3rd party Joomla! extensions like JoomRSS, JoomListings, JoomClip, and JoomDocs. Hassan has more than 8 years of experience in Mambo and Joomla!.

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