Joomla Migration Planning — Joomla 1.5 to 4

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To upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 4. x, a major migration is required.

As a result of significant modifications to Joomla, tables, and technology, a migration is required rather than an upgrade or update.

In order to work with Joomla 4. x, any extensions that are not part of the Joomla core must be updated.

Templates are included.
In order to ensure the success of a project, it must first be thoroughly inspected.
A lot of effort is needed to stay focused and organized.


Your website can be given an entirely new look and feel (template) during the Joomla migration process, as well as new features.

You must organize your ideas, thoughts, and plans in order to get the best results.

In order to succeed, you must meticulously plot your course of action from beginning to end.

As a result, the task at hand will be easier to accomplish.

Consider these concerns and complete the following tasks to help you get ready for your trip.

Additional components may be required for more complex sites.
You can’t list every possible outcome at this point.

Planning Action Items

  • Reevaluate the purpose of your website.

When you relocate, you have the opportunity to reevaluate your goals and devise a new strategy.

  • How up-to-date is the Joomla software on your server?

To avoid this, you’ll have to switch hosts.

Switching hosts during migration is the ideal time to do so, so take advantage of this opportunity while it’s still available.

  • What platform will you use to build your app?

You could run your development environment on my computer, instead of the cloud, if I wanted to.

  • Does your server have a subdirectory or subdomain?
  • Is a new server/hosting account required because of new technical requirements?

Joomla Core

  • Clean up the mess you’ve made of yourself on the internet.
  • Examine your Sections, Categories, and Articles for potential improvements.

Beginning with Joomla 2.5, lower-level categories will be renamed to higher-level ones.

Anything that isn’t absolutely required can be eliminated prior to the migration process.

  • As you complete each item on your to-do list, write a checkmark next to it.
  • When it comes to taking along to the next, it may be necessary to write down what you intend to bring.

There is no better place to begin organizing your content than on the current website.

  • Do the classifications you listed still hold water?

Try brainstorming to come up with new categories for your new website.

  • To whom is your waste currently belonging?

Get rid of them!

  • Aliases may not function properly after migrations in which articles (and their categories and menu items) are left in the trash.

A single person wields enormous influence over the media:

  • Before you begin, you must decide how much of your /images directory you intend to import.

In this case, importing only the images you need is preferable to migrating an entire directory.

  • Make use of the Media Manager to keep your files and folders organized in the future.
  • Make a list of all the Joomla Contacts, Web Links, and Newsfeeds you currently have so you don’t forget to move them.
  • Decide whether or not you’ll bring the entire menu or just a few items.

Removing trashed menu items will ensure that there are no multiple aliases for the same item.

Some pages may need to be redesigned and redirected.

You can use an Excel spreadsheet or a notepad to keep track of all the URLs that need to be redirected.

Your 1.5 website has been tampered with in some way.

You won’t be able to apply the changes you made to Joomla 3 to Joomla 4.

  • When it comes to Joomla version 4 (How to Override Output from the Joomla! Core), this is why core hacking is no longer an option.

Control panel users can be found in the “Users” section.

  • How many people are you planning on bringing along with you?

Is it necessary to clean up afterward?

  • Admins and spammers may have to be expelled from the system.
    It’s possible to do so.
  • Aren’t you aware that third parties can customise User Profiles?

This step necessitates a great deal of planning to succeed.

To be effective, user data needs to be updated on a regular basis.

  • When will you use new Joomla features like ACLs, tags, or workflows?

Your plan should begin as soon as you know for sure.

  • Care must be taken when studying for the ACL exam.

It’s crucial to conduct thorough research.

Third-party Extensions

  • Make a list of all the third-party plugins you’ve installed.
  • There are a variety of components, modules, plug-ins, languages, and templates included here.

If you’d like, you can copy and paste them directly into a document from the Manage page.

Only paper and a pen are required.

  • However frequently they are used, they should still be included in the list.
  • If you’re using third-party extensions, be aware of compatibility issues.

Use the extensions you already have to see if they are actually useful.

With built-in features in Joomla 4, it may be possible to avoid the need for an external extension.

  • Are you happy with how things are going?

You should tell me whether or not the template you purchased from a third-party source has been updated to the latest version 4. x.

It’s up to you whether or not you want to keep doing it.

  • If you don’t like what they’ve done, is there a way out?
  • The new version’s compatibility with mobile devices is an important consideration.

An existing template or one you’ve created from scratch.

Was it a reimagining of an existing concept or a start from scratch?

  • See Migration Template Considerations for more information on template-based considerations.
  • If you’re switching to a new design template, do you need to re-upload all of your images?

All of your current website’s images and backgrounds are white.

With a white background, images will not look their best in new templates that have colored backgrounds.

Using HelptoInstall‘s Joomla migration service, you can save money and time.

Your data will not be lost during the migration process rely on our team of experts.