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KnowMore #1: Upgrade your Joomla 2.5 website to Joomla 3.x in 7 steps

KnowMore #1: Upgrade your Joomla 2.5  website to Joomla 3.x in 7 steps

I understand that you had a long time to be in love with Joomla 2.5 (me too) but believe me, it’s time to meet the new true love.  Joomla 3.x has many useful features that you shouldn’t ignore.  The upgrade progress is very simple. Please follow these step-by-step guidelines.

I understand that you had a long time to be in love with Joomla 2.5 (me too) but believe me, it’s time to meet the new true love. Joomla 3.x has many useful features that you shouldn’t ignore.  The upgrade progress is very simple. Please follow these step-by-step guidelines.

Step 1: Create a backup of your site

Backup your full website before the update to avoid any problems that might happen to your site. I recommend you use Akeeba Backup tool to create a full  backup of your site easily with just 2 clicks.

Akeeba backup

Step 2: Make sure you are using the latest version of Joomla 2.5

Check the current version of your Joomla page. You can quickly find out if you are using the latest version or not by viewing the quick icon in Control panel. If you see the note: Joomla! is up-to-date, you are ready to upgrade.

Latest version of Joomla 2.5

Step 3: Make sure you are using the latest version of JoomlaShine products

Please recheck all the JoomlaShine products you installed on your website. If you have any template or extension using an old version, please update it to the newest version, following these detailed guidelines.

 Latest version of JoomlaShine products

Update JoomlaShine products

Step 4: Check your system for Joomla 3 compatibility

Go to Site System Information, you will see your system settings. Compare the value to the Technical requirement that joomla.org listed.  Your site will only run normally if all the settings meet the requirements.

Step 5: Update Joomla version

  • Go to Components Joomla Update → Click on the Options button in the top right corner.
  • Select Short Term Support from the drop-down → Click Save & Close. You will see the below notification:

Joomla update

  • Click the "Install the update" button and wait for the interface of Joomla 3.x

Step 6: Install the JoomlaShine 3.x package

Install the newest installation packages of JoomlaShine products for Joomla 3.x version.

Install the JoomlaShine 3.x package

Step 7: Recheck your database

Go to Extensions Extension Manager Database to check if it has any errors or not.

Recheck your database

Hooray, so now, my website is Joomla 3.x. What’s about yours?  Discover Joomla 3.4 by yourself to see how attractive it is. Don’t forget to come back and let us know about your experiences.

If you have a better way to upgrade Joomla, we’d love to know more. The best way to know more is ask more. Feel free to ask a question in the comment box.

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