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need help upgrading joomla 1.5.20 to the latest version

Discussion in 'Joomla' started by splavik, Aug 17, 2016.

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    Hi Joomla experts,

    I have a site i want to upgrade but don't want to lose the custom layout it currently has.

    can anyone tell me if a straight upgrade from 1.5.2 to 3.6? will actually retain existing custom design?
    SEMrush
    please advise, if anyone is a joomla expert here feel free to PM me if you think this is something you can help me with
     
    splavik, Aug 17, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    create a subdomain, put a copy of the site on it and run the upgrade. If the theme is ok, then repeat on the live site, if it's not, then don't.
     
    sarahk, Aug 17, 2016 IP
  3. Nigel Lew

    Nigel Lew Notable Member

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    I highly doubt it.
    N.
     
    Nigel Lew, Aug 25, 2016 IP
  4. Mike Lee

    Mike Lee Active Member

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    Upgrading from version 1.5.2 to 3.6 without losing the custom layouts is something very challenging. There are many changes since version 1.5.2. However, it is not impossible. As what @sarahk suggested, you can create a subdomain to test it before upgrading. Another thing you can do is to install the Joomla version 3.6 on your local drive, then try to activate your old template.
     
    Mike Lee, Aug 30, 2016 IP
  5. NuWebHosting

    NuWebHosting Greenhorn

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    I recommend step by step upgrade. You " WILL " lose some customization, however just like any other CMS, be prepared to start debugging.
     
    NuWebHosting, Oct 4, 2016 IP