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Moving from older versions of Joomla will involve building a new Joomla 3 website and then migrating, where possible, your old data into your new website. It is not possible to do a simple upgrade. For this reason if you have a small website it is usually easier and cheaper to build a new website. If however you have a large website you may need to migrate that data.

Some reasons for migration

  • You have hundreds or thousands of articles and/or users
  • You have a online shop with hundreds or thousands of products, orders etc
  • You have a large photo gallery and it will take too long to add all the photos again
  • You have a large forum and you don't want to lose all the old posts

I have extensive experience migrating old Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 websites to Joomla 3. Many projects have included migrating thousands of pages and users and various extensions such as Virtuemart. Although there are migration scripts available to migrate some of the most popular extensions many do not. In most cases we can still help by creating a custom script to bring the data into your new Joomla website. In fact, it is also possible to migrate data from any database driven solution into Joomla.

 

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The process for migrating a Joomla 1.0 or 1.5 website to Joomla 3 can be complicated and depending on the amount of data and extensions it can often cost as much or more than building a new website. Most website owners who have a Joomla 1.0 or 1.5 website who want to move to the latest version of Joomla think they need to "upgrade". However it is not possible to upgrade Joomla from 1.0 or 1.5 to the latest version of Joomla. What needs to be done is to transfer or migrate the data from your old Joomla website to your new Joomla website. This is call migration. This can sometimes be confused with moving (migrating) a website from one server or hosting account to another. If you need your website migrated/moved to a new server please see  move/migrate Joomla website service

If you have an old Joomla 1.0 or 1.5 website in many cases it can be easier and cheaper to develop a completely new website from scratch and add all your pages again, but if you have a lot of data (article pages, registered users, virtuemart products etc) it may be more cost effective to migrate or transfer that data to a new version of Joomla.

Before commencing your migration we will need to carry out an audit to establish exactly what we need to do, source suitable extensions if necessary and give you a quotation for the work. We will also provide you with a quotation for a new website so you can compare the options. The cost of this is £135.00.

 

Please complete the form below so that we can give you an estimate of cost for migrating your website.
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Entry Level Joomla migration (version upgrade) service Cost

Migration of Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3

Our entry level migration service will give you a new install of Joomla 2.5 or 3.x and your core data from Joomla 1.5 will be migrated.

  • Once we have migrated the data there will still be a considerable amount of work for you to do tidying up the website. This may include tidying up you menu structure, articles and modules.
  • Once the migration is complete you may have access to the website on the development server for 30 days so that you can carryout any extra work necessary before it is moved to the live server.
  • You will require a new template for your website. Please see below for template options.

 

 

from £995.00

Migration of Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3

This involves migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 3.0

Core data for Joomla and where possible extensions will be migrated

  • Not all extensions that were available for 1.5 are available for Joomla 3 and those that are may be so different now that it is not possible to migrate the data. If your old extension is no longer available then a replacement extension will be sourced and installed and configured.
  • Tidy up you menu structure, articles and modules.
  • You will require a new template for your website. Please see below for template options.

 

 

from £1295.00

Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 3

This involves migrating from Joomla 1.0 to 1.5 and then to 2.5 or 3.0

Core data for Joomla and some extensions will be migrated

  • Not all extensions that were available for 1.0 are available for Joomla 3 and those that are may be so different now that it is not possible to migrate the data.
  • You will require a new template for your website. This is not included in the entry level migration service.
  • There will still be a considerable amount of work for you to do tidying up the website. This may include tidying up you menu structure, articles and modules.
  • Once the migration is complete you may have access to the website on the development server for 30 days so that you can carryout any extra work necessary before it is moved to the live server.

 

 

from £1495.00

Custom Joomla template

You will require a new template for your website. If your old website had a non-commercial template then I can build a custom template replicating your old design or design a completely new template

 

Template from existing design provided by you from £735.00

Design concept and template build from £1225.00

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Joomla Security Audit only £135.00 - Security review and deep scan of your Joomla website