Upgrade Joomla

So you are thinking about upgrading your Joomla site, great idea but is it as simple as you think it is going to be? If you are running Joomla 1.x and looking to upgrade your Joomla site the the latest version which is at this time 2.5.4 the only way you are going to be able to achieve this is to contact us on 01253 317504, and get a professional team to manually transfer everything across and either develop a new template and design or to recreate your current old template into a template that is compatible with Joomla 2.5.

If you have a Joomla 1.5 website then you can use a migration tool to transfer all of your content, modules, users, categories etc across into a 2.5 Joomla site. You will need to make sure that your current 1.5 Joomla version is up to date at 1.5.26 and above. You should be able to find the version number at the top right hand side of your administration areas once logged in, or by going to the help menu and clicking on system info.

We would recommend using the SP upgrade tool which can be found in the Joomla extensions directory. This is a very simple and easy to use component making the transfer of all your content etc across to 2.5 quick and easy.

Please note that even though the content and users are carried over, your template will not be compatible, some if not most of your modules and components will not be compatible either. So bare this in mind, if you have a complex site that contains a forum, gallery form component, calenders, events, or anything like that, the chances are that they will not work in Joomla 2.5, and you will have to upgrade your components also, which may incur a cost for the licence to use them, and also some configuration to set them up like they were on your old site.

If you are very confident with Joomla then upgrading should not be to much of a struggle for you, but even if you have some doubt then please call us and let us do it for you, could you imagine if something went wrong! imagine if not only did the transfer not work but you have now broken your current site, ohh the stress of it all. Don't get stressed, get Ashley Barnard to take all the stress away by providing a professional Joomla upgrade service.

A standard Joomla upgrade from1.5.26 to Joomla 2.5 costs around £175 inc vat. The price will then increase depending on the amount of customizing we have to do, and whether we will have to create a new template. If you would like more information then please feel free to email us as at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01253 317504.

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