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Building Websites with Joomla! 1.5 by Hagen Graf

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Appendix F. Migration from Joomla! 1.0.x to Joomla! 1.5

A lot of you are probably already operating a Joomla! 1.0.x or a Mambo 4.5.x website and now want to migrate it to Joomla! 1.5.

You have a number of basic problems:

  • You need to back up the entire website.
  • The general source-code files need to be updated.
  • Additional components, modules, and mambots/plug-ins have to be updated.
  • Any changes that you have made to the programs need to be updated.
  • Your contents have to survive this update procedure without damage.
  • Contents with special characters have to be converted to UTF-8.

You can see from this list that an update can become quite complicated. The more you have worked with standard components, the easier it is; and the more individualized your website ...

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