Need Guidance on Upgrading Joomla from 2 to Latest Version

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Need Guidance on Upgrading Joomla from 2 to Latest Version

Post by Gokul_Prasad_N » Tue May 21, 2024 4:32 am

Thank you for the feedback on my previous post regarding the HTTP ERROR 500 after installing the MagicSlideshow extension.

Currently, I am running Joomla 2, which I understand is outdated and no longer supported. I am aware of the risks associated with using an out-of-date Joomla version and would like to upgrade Joomla to ensure better security and compatibility.

I would greatly appreciate detailed guidance or resources to help me to upgrade joomla.
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Re: Need Guidance on Upgrading Joomla from 2 to Latest Version

Post by toivo » Tue May 21, 2024 6:35 am

Joomla 2.5 is a very old version. You may want to install an old version of Akeeba Backup and an old version of XAMPP or preferably Wampserver on your workstation, restore the backup copy of the website into a virtual host and run through the updates in a test environment. Once successful, restore the upgraded site from the workstation into a remote web server that runs a recent version of PHP.

The planning process includes a full review of all the third party extensions, whether they can be updated, replaced or if they need to be uninstalled. Here are the Joomla 5.1 technical requirements and the planning documents:
Joomla 5.1 Technical Requirements
Joomla 2.5 to 3.10 Step by Step Migration
Joomla 3.x to 4.x Step by Step Migration
Joomla 4.4.x to 5.x Planning and Upgrade Step by Step
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Re: Need Guidance on Upgrading Joomla from 2 to Latest Version

Post by Per Yngve Berg » Tue May 21, 2024 7:24 am

Your path will be:

2.5.28 -> 3.4.9 (Can be installed as an extension) -> 3.10.12 -> 4.4.4 -> 5.1


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