Joomla Migration Planning

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Planning is the first step in any migration process, no matter how large or small.
A week or four weeks of planning is not unreasonable.
Migrating is made easier with advanced planning.

Just a couple of quick clarifications:

Joomla 1.5 to 3.10.x or 4. x is a major migration

Joomla core extensions have undergone a major structural overhaul.
All data, including the core content, third-party extensions, and the template, must be transferred from 1.5 to 4.x.x.

A minor migration is required from Joomla 2.5 to 3.10.x and 3.10.x to Joomla 4.x (or a mini-migration)

You can simply upgrade the Joomla core extensions (Articles, Menus Modules Categories Contact Weblink Newsfeeds Search) with a one-click update in the event of a mini-migration.
All third-party extensions, including templates, must be dealt with individually.

Two minor migrations from Joomla 2.5 to 4. x are required for the upgrade (or two mini-migrations)

There are two (2) mini-migrations required if you are currently running Joomla 2.5 and wish to upgrade to Joomla4.x.
The first will be between 2.5 and 3.10.x.
3.10 to 4. x is the second.
Check out Planning for Mini-Migration – Joomla 2.5 to 4.x for the Joomla Migration Service.


Technical Requirements of Joomla 3 and/or 4 must be met before you can migrate on the same server.

Third-party Extensions

The core of Joomla is straightforward.
The complexity of a migration is exacerbated by third-party add-ons and templates.

Final Thoughts and Considerations

For both major and minor migrations, there are numerous factors to consider.
Migration from 1.5 to 2.5 and/or migration from 2.5 to 3.10.x is easier than migration from 1.5 to 3 or 4 if you’ve already done so.
If you’re currently running 1.5 and plan to upgrade to 4, don’t worry; you avoided two migrations in the process.
Your new Joomla 4. x website will be up and running in no time if you plan ahead.

HelptoInstall provides you with a cost-effective Joomla migration service.
You can rely on our team of experts to ensure that your data is not lost during the migration process.