J2XML seems to be the cleanest way to migrate users and content in Joomla 2.5 with the use of XML files. I was almost led to believe this little component should be the focus of this migration tutorial, but I was disappointed at the end of my experiment to find out it has one very serious omission that may cause other migrated components to fail.
If you wish to simply migrate Joomla Users and Content, and to start clean on Joomla 2.5 with new components (these components having fresh data), then this is the quickest path to achieve it. But if you wish to migrate data from other components such as JomSocial, Kunena, jReviews or others, you might want to avoid this migrator and rely on either jUpgrade or SP Upgrade instead.
Ok, remember when I said J2XML seems to be the cleanest? Well, SP Upgrade on the other hand seems to be the easiest. I was first reluctant to try this migrator given its cost (Euro 25), even more so when I notice how tiny the migrator is. At 13kb, it is certainly the smallest migrator, and component that I have ever encountered! Boy I was fooled. It packs a punch for its size. If you are willing to spend a bit, this migrator is certainly the one.
Once you are satisfied, and have verified that the migrated tables are in working order, follow these steps to replace the live Joomla 1.5 with the newly migrated Joomla 2.5 website.
At this stage, it is assumed that Joomla User information has been successfully migrated to Joomla 2.5, and their information such as userid, username, password and email are intact. Again, userid MUST be intact! If your Administrator userid was 62 in Joomla 1.5, it has to be 62 in Joomla 2.5. This is the point where J2XML failed in our previous migration attempt. What a pity since it could have been one perfectly suited component for our needs.
Yes, you heard it right. JomSocial 2.4.2 is fully compatible with Joomla 2.5 without needing any update or compatibility patch.
The JomSocial Team would like to congratulate the Joomla Development Team and the awesome Community behind it for delivering the latest iteration of the world’s most popular open source content management system.
For your information, Joomla 2.5 is intended to be an LTS (a Long Term Support) version, which will be kept updated through October, 2013. It is a polished gem, a fusion of updates in Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7 that are finally merged into an LTS tree.
The JomSocial Team will be observing the New Lunar Year / Chinese New Year celebration which falls on Monday, 23rd January 2012 until Tuesday, 24th January 2012. There will be a delay in support delivery starting this weekend until the abovementioned date.
The New Lunar Year is celebrated throughout Asia in countries with significant Chinese populations. In Malaysia, it is considered a major holiday and is celebrated by all of us irregardless of race and religion. Traditionally the family members roll up their sleeves to clean up the house to remove ill-fortunes and to make way for new luck. Family members will look forward to a family dinner feast which is organized on the Eve of New year while kids will be most gleeful the morning after, by getting pocketful of 'Ang-Pows'; money in red paper envelopes. In Malaysia, the celebration evolved into a colorful and elaborate maze of open-houses and nation-wide festivities. I personally cant wait to get my hands on those delicious, home-cooked dimsums. They are best when prepared with a bucketful of love. :)
One of our awesome partners has released a clean, business friendly and JomSocial- compatible template called IT Community. It's also their first built Social Template that features JomSocial integration!
Want to get some tips on how to improve your website? Want to know where to get JomSocial integrated templates? Want to help your fellow users solve a problem?
New My Group Updates view to get users connected to updates from their participated groups. All in one place.
Have you heard the news? JomSocial 2.6 Alpha Two has just been released yesterday at our development site. The new Alpha Two concentrates on our social nodes, the melting pot of user contributed photos, all those fancy videos, the listing of events, and of course promoting user groups.
The JomSocial team is proud to announce the first Alpha release of the upcoming JomSocial 2.6.
This Alpha One package signals the completion of Internal Notification and Recurring event feature. We need your help in verifying the integrity of implemented features and as such, please only concentrate on these two major features. Shoot us with as many issues that you have found as possible. Do refrain from commenting on other parts of JomSocial yet as we are actively developing them right now.
It has been a while since we last updated this blog with JomSocial development progress.
Some may recall our previous JomSocial 2.4 blog posts which introduced the groundwork for quite a number of exciting features in upcoming versions of JomSocial. Some may remember our long term mission of improving content discovery to celebrate user-generated content, making them easier to be found and act upon; which will directly liven up your social niche. Some may also remember several highly voted feature requests in Uservoice have been marked as Started/Under Progress.
This is an awesome gift you wouldn't want to miss from us!
With this app, you can now make your website viewable even on mobile! All you have to do is to add this iJoomer plugin into your JomSocial website. All the users of your website will be able to download the application and make the best out of it. Your website will be viewable on mobile*, making it more viral and user friendly. Worth at $399, you can now get it for FREE this Christmas. For more info regarding JomSocial app with iJoomer. Go here.
We at JomSocial have decided to live up the Christmas spirit! We’re feeling generous that we decided to giveaway FREE avatars to everyone! The only requirement that you need is to have JomSocial!
Hurry and open up your presents now! This freebie last from 22nd to 27th of December!
To find out how to use the avatars. Go on over here.
We at JomSocial wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
And so stay tuned for we have more surprises in store!
Get Social With JomSocial! Time : From 3:50 - 4.30
This time James Foreman, who is a web designer and professional web marketer will be speaking for us! A lucky draw will be held for the people who attended the session.
5 FREE JomSocial Standard editions worth $149 each will be given away!
There will be fun sharing discussions, demo installation and photo taking session. Be sure not to miss this!
What are you waiting for? Hurry up and register here. Due to location security they will NOT have registration at the door on the event itself. You MUST register before Saturday the 3rd to attend! So get social and surf away to the event!
We are excited to let you know that our awesome annual sale has just started. Now you can purchase JomSocial 25% OFF the normal prices. Don't wait! Who knows after the tiring day of Black Friday's shopping, you might be asleep until Monday's midnight(which is when the deal is over!). Head to JomSocial Store now and use JomSocial coupon code "CYBERMONDAY" now to get Standard, Professional or Unlimited Developer Access with 25% discount!
The JomSocial Team would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We would want to thank customers, users, supporters and everybody else who are involved in constantly giving us the continuous support that we need. Without you guys JomSocial wouldn’t have gone this far. We are at our the fourth year now and we have taken leaps and bounds in this journey in developing JomSocial to the next step. The world of social networking is constantly growing and the JomSocial Team is very proud to be part of it with much more goodies waiting in store in the near future!
We at JomSocial would like to encourage the spirit of giving among our users. Are you interested in volunteering? Interested in helping out the unfortunate but you do not know where to start? We had this on our featured site of the day on Facebook and as it is in line with the spirit of giving and sharing we decided to feature this again for Thanksgiving!
JomSocial 2.4 was released recently and we’re happy with the overwhelming response with our product, bringing us the highest traffic for JomSocial ever!
Our partners from Techjoomla are happy to report that their major extensions are finally updated to be compatible with JomSocial 2.4 after they have completed the testing for their product. They have already explored JomSocial 2.4 and they are more than happy with our new features. You can now upgrade Techjoomla’s extensions with ease and no issues, just make sure you have downloaded all the latest updates for our extensions.
We are excited to announce that the most anticipated JomSocial 2.4 “Boulevard” has been released. This is the tenth major release for JomSocial!
JomSocial 2.4 boasts major improvements on virtually all social nodes in the community. No corners are left untouched, with popular segments in JomSocial polished to further improve user interface and usability in lieu with upcoming technology in the social revolution. Skip to What’s New in JomSocial 2.4 or continue below for more awesome screenshots.
EDIT : We're really sorry. Ever since the release of JomSocial 2.4 stable. We have taken down the free RC2 download. You can now tryout JomSocial for $1 trial and if you're not satisfied with the product we have 30-day money back guaranteed!
Ever wanted to tryout JomSocial but never had a chance to? Well now you try it out easily! You can now download our JomSocial 2.4 RC2 Version for FREE. All of you have to do is to go through 2 simple steps!
1) “Like” our JomSocial Facebook page
2) Share it to your friends.
Your download link will be given to you immediately. It’s that simple :)
Visit JomSocial Fan page now!
Note : This version of JomSocial does NOT come with support. And there might be some teething bugs which is not unusual for an RC version. Not recommended to be installed on a live site.
Ever wanted to tryout JomSocial but never had a chance to? Well now you try it out easily! You can now download our JomSocial 2.4 RC2 Version for FREE.
All of you have to do is to go through 2 simple steps!