Last Chance To Update From Joomla 2.5 to 3.4

This article is a summary or compendium of relevant information regarding the disappearance or end of life of Joomla 2.5. It is imperative to migrate immediately to the stable version 3.4.1
 
Here I present a summary of the most important points on this topic, which is currently scattered information on the pages of Joomla. At the end of the article, I quote the offcial sources.
 
Fact No 1
Since December 2014, the Joomla 2.5 version reached its "end of life" and since then there have been no updates beyond 2.5.28 (1).
 
Fact No 2
On June 30th, 2015 Joomla 2.5 extensions will be delisted from the official directory of extensions (2). This is according to the plan from mid-2011 when the Production Leadership Team (PLT) announced the new Joomla release cycle. (3)
 
Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 3.x and complex sites
This tutorial will help you to migrate from Joomla 1.5 versions, and also serves as a reference for 2.5 complex migrate sites:
Migrating from Joomla 2.5 to 3.x
 
Conclusions:
  • This is a very good time to stop using version 2.5 and upgrade to version 3.4.1, which is the current version today, fully supported and with a lifespan of two years, ie: until 2017 (4).
  • The Joomla 3 version already has a roadmap to version 3.11 with tentative release dates. These updates will not require more than simple migration updates with a few clicks (5).
  • It is recommended to keep up with this link which contains more information about the stable Joomla versions: https://docs.joomla.org/Release_and_support_cycle/es
  • Last but not least, do not forget two very valuable resources:
Sources:

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Neil Fabbo
Massachusetts, USA
 
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SEO  is a combination of parts that must come together properly to satisfy the hungry algorithms over at Google.

Having a responsive website as we head into 2016 is paramount. The global nature of business and the localized benefits of SEO results combined with the shift to mobile devices proves to be a tall order in the coming year.

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Joomla 2.5 will reach “End Of Life” at midnight on December 31st

Joomla 2.5 End of Life Coming Soon

Joomla 2.5 will reach "End Of Life" at midnight on December 31st. That's coming up soon! At that time, Joomla will no longer provide bug fixes, features, or security updates for version 2.5. All focus on updates, fixes and security will be on Joomla version 3.

So, for security, compatibility and performance purposes, now is the perfect time to make sure you have the latest available update of Joomla (3.3 or higher). Whether you just need a simple update, or you're ready for a major overhaul, 'Universe Design' can handle your Joomla update for you, to help ensure you, your site visitors and customers have as smooth an experience as possible.

The great news is, the Joomla Programming Leadership Team has gone to great lengths to ensure the transition from 2.5 to 3.x will be less the tricky migration path of old (think of the horrors of upgrading from 1.5 to 2.5), and more of an update.

When updating your Joomla site from 2.5 to 3.x on your own, don't forget, it's important to make sure your templates, plus all of your extensions — components, plugins and modules — are ready for the update to the new responsive and mobile-ready version of Joomla too. At 'Universe Design', we always recommend backing up your entire site, and testing the site updates or upgrades on a development (separate, private) server first, to ensure all data and content is intact, and all functionality is properly operating, among other testing methods.

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