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Topic # 120993 20-Jun-2013 16:17
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Does anyone have an idea of how long this upgrade should take. Looks like there is a Joomla process using jUpgrade and MooTools.

How long for a beginner and how long for a pro that designed the site?

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  Reply # 846182 27-Jun-2013 14:41
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How long is a piece of string. It potentially may require a total template redesign, if the old one doesn't work with the new version.

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  Reply # 846203 27-Jun-2013 14:57
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Thanks - I know the question was fairly open it likely or common that 1.5 templates won't work with later versions?

Does the new one-click upgrade process in Joomla 2.5 also upgrade/update templates to work with new versions?

Is there any part of the template that is more version specific than others? or is it a matter of deprecated commands/functions no longer working?

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  Reply # 846280 27-Jun-2013 16:10
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From past experience your existing template may work but will likely have very limited functionality. Everytime I've upgraded Joomla versions I've used it as an excuse to give the site a complete refresh.

Time taken varies significantly based on site size and components used. Also some components haven't been upgraded to be compatable with 2.5/3 so may pay to do an audit.

I'd definitely advise take a copy of the site using Akeeba Backup and create a test site using Akeeba Kickstart for yourself either on a local server or as a subdomain.

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  Reply # 846286 27-Jun-2013 16:16
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thanks for your responses.

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  Reply # 846298 27-Jun-2013 16:28
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It's a relatively big jump. The template changes aren't that huge unless you have huge numbers of configurable options but the content and especially addons will be the hardest part.

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