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Joomla Upgrade

1x >>2x >>3x

Joomla 1x & 2x Migration

With over 10 year’s experience building, developing and fixing Joomla websites and installations, we have the knowledge and experience to carry out your Joomla upgrade or migration, no matter how big or small your website is.

We offer a professional and stress-free website upgrade service whereby we can migrate or rebuild your website to the latest, stable and secure version of Joomla 3x.

Why Upgrade to the Latest Version

  • Since December 2014, Joomla 2.5 is no longer supported or updated, so it may not work properly on modern browsers.
  • Outdated versions of Joomla are subject to cyber-attacks and security issues which make your website vulnerable to hackers.
  • The majority of the templates and extensions available for download are only compatible with the latest version of Joomla 3
  • The latest versions of Joomla 3+ are leaner, faster, stable and more secure.
  • Joomla 3+ offers a host of new features making it one of the most robust and stable CMS systems.
  • The new administrator interface is more user-friendly and makes updating and managing your website a whole lot easier.

Migration Planning

Regardless of how big or small your Joomla website has become, the first step in any migration process is planning, it makes the migration process so much easier.

Joomla 1.5 to 3 is a major migration

The underlying structure of Joomla core extensions have changed significantly. All data including core content, third-party extensions and template needs to migrate from 1.5 to 3.x.

Joomla 2.5 to 3 is a minor migration (or a mini-migration)

A mini-migration means that the Joomla core extensions (Articles, Menus, Modules, Categories, Contacts, Weblinks, Newsfeeds, Search) can be upgraded with a one-click update. All third party extensions including template need to be addressed individually.


Your server must meet the technical requirements of Joomla 3 to migrate, your hosting provider would need to be running PHP 5.3.x or greater, most modern web hosts provide up to 7.2, an MYSQL database on 5.1 or greater.

Third-party Extensions

Joomla core is the easy part. Third-party extensions including templates increase the difficulty of a Joomla migration. Most extensions for Joomla 2.5 will not work or are not supported by Joomla version 3, meaning you may need to change the extension altogether.

Migration Process

  1. We will complete a detailed analysis of the website to determine the level of complexity of the migration.
  2. We will send you a quote and an estimate for how long the process will take and cost to complete the project.
  3. Once you have approved the quote and made payment we will start the development, migration and testing phase for the project.
  4. We back up your old website and copy it to one of our test servers to complete the migration process.
  5. Once the migration is complete we will provide you with access to the testing server where you can monitor the progress of the new site.
  6. When you are completely satisfied with the website we will migrate the test version of the website to your live website.

Migration Costs

The website migration services start from only £499.00, however, the price of the migration service can vary as each website is unique in terms of

  1. Website configuration and setup
  2. How the website is structured and the content included in the website.
  3. Search engine optimisation setup
  4. Joomla template setup.
  5. Extensions, modules and plug-ins installed.
  6. Current Web Host limits
  7. New content and/ or features required.

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