People tend to treat the CMS as a “set it and forget it” solution. While it might be common to ignore the necessity of upgrading your CMS platform – doing so is only setting yourself up for failure. The posts specifies some of the reasons why it’s important not to wait to upgrade your Joomla 1.5 to 3.2. Enjoy reading!
Keeping your Joomla installation up to date allows to remain your website protected against security vulnerabilities and fix some bugs. The 3.2 version of this award-winning platform comes loaded with a record number of new features – to be specific, there are over 600 combined improvements and debugs, with each one aiming to help make the platform faster, simpler and more secure. There are numerous advantages of upgrading your existing Joomla to 3.2 version – too many to list here in a short article. However, here’s a few that stand out:
- Joomla 3.2 has responsive mobile features.
- The platform offers some fantastic options and tools allowing to create a much better user experience.
- Backend UI improvements – better article manager, new filters, drag and drop, new admin menu, etc.
With all that in mind, in order to get all the benefits of the release – it’s highly recommended to upgrade your current Joomla 1.5 to 3.2 version.
Since there are so many changes in features and database tables between Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 3.2 versions – the migration across these two versions is a migration itself, not just an upgrade. The data migration across Joomla versions can be a relatively big job – however, CMS2CMS automated migration service is exactly the converter that aims to make the move a smooth sailing. If you’ve estimated all the benefits of Joomla 2.5 and decided to shift to 3.2 – all-the-way tutorial with easy-to-follow steps is presented below:
Back up your current Joomla 1.5 website content. In case the procedure fails, you’ll be able to restore your site to a working condition.
Install your new Joomla 3.2 website. Previously, don’t forget to find the proper hosting provider.
Find FTP access details for both Joomla sites. In other words, make sure sure you have your hostname, username and a password.
Register your CMS2CMS account by specifying a bit of your personal data (username, email and password). Alternatively, you may try to login via Facebook or Google+ accounts in case you have them created.
Connect your websites
To proceed this aim download and install the bridge file on your PC. Once done, connect your Joomla websites via FTP client software. Within FTP dashboard copy the “cms2cms” folder and paste it into the root directories of your Joomla websites (current and new versions).
Specify migration preferences by activating the required migration options.
Test Free Demo Migration. It’s recommended running the free Demo Migration to see how the CMS2CMS service works and to estimate the migration results.
If you are completely satisfied with the results of Demo version – run Full Migration by clicking the matching button. After that click, all your Joomla 1.5 content will be upgraded to3.2.
Thinking of upgrading your 1.5 version of Joomla to 3.2? CMS2CMS online converter is exactly what you need to get the job done without intensive hands-on.
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