Joomla 2.5 Upgrade

Why should we upgrade to Joomla 2.5?

There are many questions that run in our mind - Should I upgrade to Joomla 2.5? Do I have all extensions built for the new version? Can I upgrade it myself? Is this a stable release? Though there is no definite to answer at this point, we well know that we need to upgrade to the new Joomla 2.5 version sooner. The new Joomla release is a long term support release and the issues in the lower versions like 1.5.x, 1.6, 1,7 will be supported for critical security issues only for a period of one month after the release of Joomla 2.5. Each version of Joomla is supported by the Joomla project for a limited amount of time. The classification for support is names as Standard Support and Long Term Support - Joomla 1.5 is a Long Term Support release. Below are few features that will encourage you to migrate to the latest Joomla version:

  • - Administrator template selectable
  • - Custom user groups
  • - Custom view access levels
  • - Easy extension management
  • - Feature consistency
  • - Integrated trash management
  • - Module enhancements
  • - Multi-language support
  • - Nested categories
  • - New permissions
  • - Productivity improvements
  • - Semantic HTML markup
    • - SEO improvements
    • - Template styles improvement
    • - 404 redirection
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Upgrade to Latest Joomla Version

Upgrade to Latest Joomla VersionJoomla Version 2.5.0 is the second release made within the new six-month release cycle which started with the release of 1.6 version on January 2011. Version 2.5 is a long term release which will be supported for minimum 18 months. The older versions will reach end of life by 24 February 2012. It is advisable that all user of version 1.7 to update to the latest 2.5 version. The update process from Joomla 1.7 is easy and straight forward, but the upgrade from Joomla 1.5.x to 2.5 is a migration process where you need migrate the content, third party extensions and custom components to the new framework. We at Joomla Geeks have extensive experience in migrating the database and all related extension. You can place an request in the "Joomla Upgrade quote request" form and we will get back to you within hours.

Why Joomla Geeks?

Joomla Geeks is a Chicago based Content Management Solution Provider with a strong and experienced team of PHP programmers, we perform web design, development and maintenance, keeping our clients businesses competitive on the Web. Joomla Geeks has been serving the Joomla community for more than 5 years. We have an established global client base and the reputation as one of India’s premier outsourcing companies for CMS Development. Below are few items that makes Joomla Geeks outstanding from other development firms:

Strong and Experienced Developers
Experts in all versions of Joomla Framework
Well experienced project managers and analysts
Dedicated development and staging environment
Dedicated QA and server management team
Strict QA and workflow checklist validation
Follow best practices
30 days Free maintenance
More than 100 CMS client base

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Joomla 2.5 upgrade steps!

Upgrading a Live Joomla website from a older version to the new Joomla 2.5 version cannot be treated as a simple process. Joomla Geeks with their extensive experience in Joomla has placed step based approach for migrating older Joomla to the latest version. Below are few important steps

Backup: We advise that you dont delete our old version until you completly finish migrating to Joomla 2.5 and are happy that things are working properly. Ideally you should complete migration using a testing system first before attempting it on your production system.
Creating local copy (testing environment): This is the package in which the upgrade team is going to perform all customization
Upgrade core Joomla: The first step in the upgrade process is to upgrade the code Joomla
Upgrade 3rd party extensions: Download / Look for all the needed extensions and upgrade them.
Language files: Update the core and additional language files
Template Customization: Change the template coding and framework as per the new version
Checklist for testing: Complete the testing process with well defined check list on hand.
Check error logs: This is an important step for smooth functioning of the website and server.
Database Sync: Update / Upgrade the core and extension databases.
Launch new version: Move the website to the Live environment and setup proper file permissions.

Before upgrading to Joomla 2.5

Before upgrading to Joomla 2.5

  • Do all your extensions have native versions?
  • Have you modified any core files?
  • How about template migration?
  • Is your current version up to date?
  • Language pack?
  • Do you have any documentation?

Download Joomla 2.5

Download Joomla 2.5

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.0. You can download The new Joomla 2.5 here!


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