Joomla 1.5 "End of Life" Implications
Last Updated: Monday, 10 December 2018 16:16
Written by Neil Robertson
Official support for Joomla 1.5 ended in September 2012.
Joomla 1.5 websites will, of course, still operate after this date but security vulnerability fixes may no longer be available and this could place your Joomla 1.5 website at risk.
Joomla 1.5 is difficult to support as extension developers concentrate on newer versions of Joomla and have dropped support for older versions.
Advice for Joomla 1.5 Website Owners
To keep websites secure, Joomla 1.5 website owners should update to the final release Joomla 1.5.26, apply end of life security patches if they haven't already and then migrate to Joomla 3.x as soon as possible.
Apart from official support, other advantages in moving to Joomla 3.x include new features such as esponsive tempates, tags, version control, improved security, PHP 7 support, improved security and custom fields.
The degree of difficulty in upgrading your Joomla 1.5 website to Joomla 2.5 will depend on a number of factors including the currently used template, other third party extensions and the content that needs to be brought across.
Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 3.x
Joomla 1.5 is officially unsupported and potentially vulnerable if new security flaws are found and exploited by hackers.
Joomla 1.5 website owners can migrate directly from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x using a migration tool such as "SP Upgrade" or similar.
Official Joomla 1.5 to 3.x Step by Step Migration instructions can be found on the Joomla Community website.
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Migrate from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x
The cost of migrating from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x depends on the number of third party extensions and whether there are Joomla 3.x equivalents, whether there is an equivalent Joomla 3.x template and other factors. A straightforward Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x migration typically takes at least five hours and costs from around $450.
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Migrate from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x
The cost of migrating from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x depends on the number of third party extensions and whether there are Joomla 3.x equivalents, whether there is an equivalent Joomla 3.x template and other factors. A straightforward Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.x migration migration typically takes at least three hours and costs from around $250.
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