Joomla is a dynamic software platform, with improvements and new features being added all the time. Unfortunately, when new features are added, it is not possible to perform a simple update. This is the case of the upgrade from 1.5 to 2.5 and from 2.5 to 3.0. This is because backwards compatibility was deliberately broken. In these cases, upgrades involve migrations and many other adjustments
Joomla 1.5 to 3.0 Upgrades
Upgrading from 1.5 to 3.0 is often best performed by creating a new 3.0 website and then migrating the data from the old to the new site. Even in the more straightforward cases, a new template is required, not least since old templates are rarely responsive (mobile friendly) and certain plugins will no longer be available and a myriad of other adjustments may be required.
For this reason 1.5 upgrades are difficult to determine precisely, However, our price starts at £1,250. Call us on 0116 279 3822 to discuss your requirements.
However, more complex sites (running VirtueMart for example) require more effort and other sites may be build around components that are not available for Joomla 3. In these cases we will have to look at the current system and provide a price and timescale for the upgrade. Call us on 0116 279 3822 to discuss your Joomla upgrade requirements.
Joomla 2.5 to 3.0 Upgrades
Upgrading from Joomla 2.5 to 3.0 is usually more straightforward. If the upgrade is relatively simple, our price starts at £350. Call us on 0116 279 3822 to discuss your requirements.
All our upgrades are performed on test servers and you are encouraged to test before we deploy to your live servers.