Upgrading Joomla 2.5 to 3.2

Upgrading my existing Joomla 2.5 website to the new responsive Joomla 3.2

Upgrading Joomla 2.5 to 3.2I was quite happy with my website as it was, using Joomla 2.5. However with the shift to predominantly mobile access to the internet, I felt it important that my website be mobile friendly.

Joomla 3.x was mobile friendly but unfortunately was not stable enough for live sites. Then, just before Christmas I heard the good news that a stable version of Joomla 3.2 had just been released! I immediately set to work to upgrade my site.

Downloading and installing Joomla 3.2

I downloaded a copy of Joomla 3.2 and installed it on my laptop (I useWAMP server as a localhost). I must say that the installation was easy and straight forward. As I had been running a development copy of my 2.5 live site on my laptop, I opened up the configuration.php file (found in the root folder for that site) in a text editor to get the user names, passwords, database details, etc.