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Joomla! 3 Beginner's Guide Second Edition by Eric Tiggeler

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Upgrading from previous versions of Joomla!

If you've already built websites with Joomla 1.5 or Joomla 2.5, you can upgrade your existing site to the current version of Joomla 3.x. However, this isn't an automated process. How much effort this takes depends on what Joomla version your current site is running on and what extensions and templates you're using. So what can you do if you want to keep your existing content and the existing structure of your website when upgrading to Joomla 3.x? Here's an overview of the possibilities.

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When you decide to upgrade your site, make sure you create a backup of your current site. This way, if anything goes wrong, you can always revert to the old situation. Akeeba Backup is a great (and free) tool to backup ...

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