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Joomla Migration

Hello all,

Wondering where i was and why i didnt write up anything lately on my website ? With the new looks of my website you would have already guessed what i was doing.

Yes, you guessed it right. I have migrated my website from Joomla 1.0.15  to 1.5.22. Here i am trying to write down the steps i took to migrate my website. I havent put any pics or videos to show but i think my language is easy enough to understand. But before i start writing the steps please note the following things:

Important Notes:

Please note that it is highly recommended to fully BACKUP your website... errrrr Your Joomla 1.0 website. :)

Please also note that Joomla migration will only migrate the content of your Joomla 1.0.x and not Third Party Components, Modules and Plugins.

Alrity, here we go now :)

Step 1: Install the Migrator Component

The first step is to install the Migrator component to your existing Joomla 1.0.x web site. You can download the Migrator component available on Internet. The current version available is Version 1.5.

It can be installed as any other component you install into your Joomla 1.0.x. and could be accessed from Components -> Migrator at the top. This is the component that helps migrate all conents from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5.x

Step 2: Third Party ETL Plugins

Many 3rd Party extensions have ETL plugins that can be downloaded from Extensions Directory. These ETL plugins migrates data from Joomla 1.0.x to Joomla 1.5.x. When we create Migration SQL file in Step 3 we can use these plugins to migrate the Third Party extensions data.

If there is no such ETL plugin available search around in internet about how to migrate a particular 3rd party extension into Joomla 1.5.x. Almost in most of the cases first we import the Database table for that extension and install that extension in Joomla 1.5.x at a later stage after the basic migration is done.

Step 3: Create Migration SQL File

On the Migrator Component screen click on Create Migration SQL file located at the bottom of the page. This will create a SQL dump that can be imported in the latest version of Joomla.

After creation, download this SQL dump on your local computer.

Step 4: Make a clean Joomla 1.5.x Install

Now that everything related to Joomla 1.0.x is done its time to install Joomla 1.5.x manually. Yes, it is important to intall it manually rather than using Fantastico or other services. Install it in a new folder on the hosting server say, dev.

Proceed with the installation untill you reach Step 6: Configuation

The key part in this step is to select Load Migration Script option.

After that browse and select that Migration SQL file that we created in Step 3 and proceed.

Once the data is imported Joomla 1.5.x install is complete and you will be able to see the contents of your Joomla 1.0.x into Joomla 1.5.x.

Please also note that it is recommended to delete Install directory after the installation is complete :)

Hope this small tutorial is helpful to everybody in understand the migration process of Joomla.

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