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Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by JacquesR » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:14 pm

Official Support for Joomla! 2.5 ends on the 31st of December 2014. This means that no bug fixes, features, or security updates will be provided for the 2.5 series after that End of Support (EOS) date.

Help and advice available: https://docs.joomla.org/Why_Migrate

The first release of Joomla! 2.5 was in January 2012, and it was the third minor release in a series that started with Joomla! 1.6 in January 2011.

After the EOS date for 2.5, your web site will continue to work, but you need to start to planning now to upgrade/migrate your 2.5 websites to Joomla! 3.x.

Joomla! 3 is a secure and stable release that had its first release in September 2012. The Joomla 3.x series is expected to continue being supported at least until September 2016 according to the new Development Strategy.

This new Joomla! Development Strategy was adopted in March 2014, and replaced the previous concept of Short Term (STS), and Long Term Support (LTS) Releases. You therefore do not have to wait until 3.5 to upgrade your site from 2.5, but can safely plan to do so now. See the Improved Release Cycle FAQ for more details.

In line with the new Development Strategy, the Production Leadership Team (PLT) aims to maintain backward compatibility within the Joomla 3 series (3.0.x, 3.1.x, 3.2.x, 3.3.x, 3.4.x, etc.), which means that upgrades between the these major versions would normally only require a one-click-upgrade (in addition to keeping all installed extensions up to date).

Upgrading from 2.5 to 3.x is (in many cases) a simple process, but for bigger web sites, or sites with particular extensions installed, extra care needs to be taken.

To help guide your through the upgrade/migration process, the Update Working Group have prepared a Migration Portal on the Joomla! Documentation site. Reading and following the steps and advice will help to prevent or limit issues during your site upgrade:

https://docs.joomla.org/Why_Migrate

You can also read this article by Jennifer Gress, in the Joomla! Community Magazine: Why Migrate? And Then…How?

Always remember to create a working backup of your site before attempting any update, upgrade, or migration.

On behalf of the Joomla! Update Working Group
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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by Mitar89 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:34 pm

I've tryed to migrate from joomla 2.5 to 3.xx.. installed it. But when instalation was finished.
Ive lost my site and my CPANEL-
When I try to enter one or the other it show me BLANK PAGE.....
Can anyone help me how to solve this problem...
A cant access my site or my Cpanel in Joomla....
What should I do..!?!?!?
Can anyone help me

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by jgress- » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:37 pm

You should open a new thread for your issue to start with. Then I would contact your host and have them do a cPanel restore.

Again, please start a new thread so you can be helped more effectively.
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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by Mitar89 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:45 pm

Starting a new topic right now....

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by coffeecube » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:40 am

sir,how can i upgrade my joomla 2.5 to 3.x
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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by ribo » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:32 am

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by hh1946 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:50 pm

I appreciate very much your outline. I am currently on 2.5.28.
However now I am stuck in Step 10 of the migration procedure https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3 ... _Migration, the update to 3.x doesn't show up.

I did clear the cache and got a response like that (sorry for using german localization):
  • Verfügbare Aktualisierungen erfolgreich geleert! Ein deaktivierter Updateserver wurde aktiviert.

and also the persisting message
  • Es sind aktuell keine Aktualisierungen verfügbar. Bitte später erneut versuchen.
I also tried to use the update option manual with url https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/re ... ackage.zip and I got the message

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by ribo » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:14 pm

Please restore your back up, uninstall the extensions that have seperate versions for joomla 2.5 and joomla 3.x and update the extensions that have same versions for joomla 2.5 and joomla 3.x , disable remember me plugin, and try to update joomla from extensions manager - install the latest update patch https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/releases/tag/3.4.8 ( Update from Joomla! 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3 ). Try to do it local to your pc with xampp or wamp server with php version 5.4 or 5.5 or 5.6 https://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/tec ... ments.html
Please tell us here the errors in english as many users don t know german language.
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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.

Post by fanfanmix » Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:07 pm

Can you help. Everytime I update joomla 2.5.28 to joomla 3.5. My website crash, crash.... it display :The www.cgral-haiti.com page is not working

Unable to process this request via www.cgral-haiti.com at present .
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it's the 5th time. I did it but the same problem.

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by Drex83 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:40 am

THIS WORKED FOR ME

1. Get a site backup (DATABASE + FILE FOLDER SITE)
2. Prepare the server (APACHE + SQL)
3. Create a database and import the backup database
4. Remove all useless table records in sin_redirect_links table
DELETE FROM WHERE PREFIX_redirect_links published IN (0,2, -2)
Where PREFIX - a prefix of your DB.
(Thanks to http://www.eugenesivokon.com)
5. SET configuration.php
6. Log in to your Joomla! Administrator panel
7. Remove all unnecessary items articles, modules, menus
8. Uninstall all third party extensions
9. Set one of the original templates as default
10. Uninstall third party templates
11. Save a backup of the modified DB
12. DOWNLOAD JOOMLA updater (Joomla_3.4.7-Stable-Update_Package)
13. install the updater FROM "INSTALL" Extensions Manager
14. DOWNLOAD JOOMLA updater (Joomla_3.5.1-Stable-Update_Package)
15. Unzip the updater SITE MENU ROOT (overwrite files)
16. Log in to your Joomla! Administrator panel and go to Extensions → Manage → Database and select the Fix button on the top left.
17. Go within the manage section to Discover menu item in the left menu and click the Discover button. Select only the Joomla! CORE extensions shown in the list and click the Install button. (Note: do not select for installation the 3rd party extensions you may have installed).
18. In the main menu of your administrator panel, go to System → Clear Cache and if any rows are shown, select them and click the Delete button at the top left.
19. That’s it
(Thanks to the Joomla! community)

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by sovainfo » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:04 am

That means you have NOT properly updated to J3.4.7. Apparently, you haven't noticed the failed update to J3.5.1.
You shouldn't update like you described, you should use Joomla Update to get from 3.4.7 to 3.5.1.
Database->Fix and Discovery are no equivalent to proper updating!

The only proper manual update I know is with the postupdate from mbabker, you can find it here on the forum.
Issue with migrating? Include logs/joomla_update.php in your report!
Blank screen? Verify pagesource for HTML code (javascript error)
Installation failing on populating database? Install with set_time_limit(0)
Document your customizations!

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by mbabker » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:29 pm

I'll even make it easy going forward. The script's link is now in my signature.
So long and thanks for all the fish.

Manually updating Joomla? See https://gist.github.com/mbabker/d7bfb4e ... 3607f89281

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by supreme_web3 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:43 pm

I just want to thank for help everyone with my issue, now I am using joomla with pleasure

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by themexpert_help » Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:38 am

Please see the article https://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_to_3 ... _Migration
Here is showing Joomla 2.5 to 3x migration step by step

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by theocheim » Sun May 14, 2017 3:37 pm

I am trying almost 1 month now to upgrade my 2.5.28 site to 3.5.1 (as the system suggests). I did everything in order as the instuctions.. My site is naked from packages plugins modules templates components of 3rd party, I removed them one by one to be sure no matter if they are compatible with 3.x joomla. No matter what I do I keep receiving the following message during update:

Fatal error: Call to undefined method JHtml::getJSObject() in /opt/bitnami/apps/joomla/htdocs/libraries/cms/html/behavior.php on line 396

I have installed my site local in latest bitnami (ubuntu) server with the latest version.

When I upgrade in the past from 1.5 to 2.5 , I found it very easy! Now I don't know what to do !!!
Could you please give an explanation of this message. :( ??? :'(

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by travelpd » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:28 am

I am Getting Cant connect to database error? What to do?

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Re: Joomla! 2.5 End of Support and Help with upgrading to 3.x

Post by leolam » Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:01 pm

Open a thread in your own post

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