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Moltraz
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update version via file

Post by Moltraz » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:15 am

HI to all, sorry for my probably noob question.
I'm new to joomla! although i have worked with other cms in the past.
A friend asked me to check why his site stopped working.
I found the situation you can see in pic. In many menu the buttons aren't visible.
i've check the joomla version and i saw that is the 1.5..... yes, no one have worked on this site for many years.
I would like to upgrade to version 3 or 4, how can I do this using only files without the panels seen are not available?
Can something be done or is it better to start from scratch?
Thank you
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Re: update version via file

Post by gws » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:35 am

Upgrading a 1.5 site to j4 will be a nightmare,not impossible but long and drawn out.
I would start from scratch with a new / clean install of J4.

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Re: update version via file

Post by Moltraz » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:49 am

gws wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:35 am
Upgrading a 1.5 site to j4 will be a nightmare,not impossible but long and drawn out.
I would start from scratch with a new / clean install of J4.
thanks for your answer.. same thing for upgrading to version 3 i suppose

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Re: update version via file

Post by gws » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:52 am

Yep

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Re: update version via file

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:16 am

Migrate from 1.5 to 2.5 using a migration extension.

https://extensions.joomla.org/category/ ... onversion/

The 1.5 site probably ceased to work because of a php upgrade on the server.
J! 1.5.26 will run on php 5.6.


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