Posted on: November 02, 2011, 09:50:56 AM
Just a heads up for anyone else that needs to move all their data from emma smooth 1.5 to 1.7..There is a joomla extension now that works like a charm transferring all 1.5 to 1.7 AND best of all keeping you link ids the same so you don't lose google rank / Se rank
It will NOT affect your 1.5 install at all.
What you do is create a new folder in your 1.5 site ..just name it 1.7 and upload emma smooth 1.7 site shaper (or whatever site shaper template you want to upgrade to). Go to your cpanel and create a new database and then proceed to install shape5 siteshaper emma smooth in the 1.7 on the new database ..
2.install Sp Upgrade in the emma smooth 1.7
3.Launch Sp upgrade ..a form will pop up asking you for your 1.5 database login/connections local host/user,pass etc..
4.SP upgrade connects to your 1.5 and transfers everything into the 1.7
5. when transfer is complete I created another folder and named it 1.5..I then moved all the 1.5 files int that and then moved the 1.7 into public_htmp and that's it ..
It cant transfer all the Shape5 modules.so some of those you will need to reinstall .not a big deal..took me about 1/2 hour from start to finish
Mike or Trinsten you guys might want to try it yourself .. offer it as a"official" Shape5 recommendation or NOT if you find something wrong with it... but from everything I see it worked perfectly and I didn't lose Se rankings ..