Joomla 2.5 is really a big positive step for Joomla and its community but it has also created some despair among old Joomla 1.5 pages in Sweden. "Should I upgrade now or wait until later?" Has become a common question among companies with a Joomla website.
Here I try to explain in more detail how you can make a decision on the matter.
The downside of not to upgrade:
Safety - The chance to be "chopped"
This is clearly the largest and most important point. In September 2012 1.5 Joomla stop receiving security updates leaving your website a little unsure of future security. However, if you jump on the Joomla 2.5 will have security updates in almost 2 years.
The development stops
As the developer of components, modules and extensions start focusing on using all the advantages that Joomla 2.5 providing they stop updating and improving its old 1.5 code. This allows the features you have on your website today 1.5 stop and closed to improve. The only option is to write custom code to build the special functions you need which is very costly.
The servers / browsers upgraded
Web hosting and other web hosting companies upgrade their software to the latest MySQL and PHP, which means that there may be problems in the older version of Joomla. Although browsers on desktops, smartphones and tablets are updated and phase out the old way to render and display Web pages. Just in smartphones this starts to become very clear.
Investing in an old Joomla is stupid
If you begin to invest in special features and designs / templates on your 1.5 it is not certain that it is convenient to transfer this to 2.5. It is better to make migration to Joomla 2.5 first and then invest in the platform.
The positive thing to upgrade to Joomla 2.5
Better Keyword Optimization / SEO
Joomla has evolved a lot with sökordoptimeringen the past. The latest Joomla doing everything just right for good positioning in Google's core system and it has become easier to manage this for you.
Easier and more efficient administration
Lots of new features for efficient managing your content in your Joomla page has been added. Among other things, it's much easier to make multiple selections at the same time with the copying, moving, etc.. Joomla 2.5 saves you a lot of time by having more intuitive solutions for a webmaster.
Simple "one-click" upgrades
The latest Joomla 2.5 is an incredibly easy to use systemt to be notified and then perform updates to the Joomla core and all installed components, modules and extensions (plugins).
Access to the latest components and extensions
Just there to be with the lace trend and get access to the improvements made in the Joomla core and all third-party developed components is a strong argument to upgrade. We are already seeing how the old Joomla 1.5 pages starting to become "dusty".
Do you have to upgrade now to a time then?
No, as yet there is no panic. Joomla 1.5 will, as I said earlier in this article to get security updates until September this year. Which gives you plenty of time to plan for your upgrade.
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