|How to update a Joomla 1.5 site with Custom Properties to Joomla 1.7 (or J 2.5)|
So you have a Joomla 1.5 website with Custom Properties and you want to upgrade to Joomla 1.7, but you are unsure about upgrading, fearing you could lose all your work. Well, it turned out that upgrading, with the right tools, is not that traumatic.
To upgrade or not to upgrade
Before deciding to upgrade one should make sure that the site can be upgraded to J17 in all its parts. Internationalization in J15 is mostly done with JoomFish, while J17 has a different (and partial) solution built into his core. Many extensions are not yet available for J17 or might not be backward compatible. So, a thoughtful analysis is paramount before starting.
Recommended reading : http://docs.joomla.org/Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_1.6
Step by step
Basic Joomla 1.5 site, with Custom Properties
jUpgrade plugin files in position
The big 'Start upgrade' button
Step 10: Joomla 1.7 site with Custom Properties and properly migrated CPtags