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I've searched around a bit but didn't find a guide yet. Something with a checklist would be great.

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Do you mean something like the Adapting a Joomla 1.5 extension to Joomla 2.5 article but for 3.x? –  cppl May 6 at 8:52
    
Yes, I just looked at that article and I would say I'm looking for the equivalent for 2.5 to 3.x. –  Nick Weavers May 6 at 14:00
    
I stumbled up this article which looks helpful macrotoneconsulting.co.uk/index.php/Company/… –  Nick Weavers May 6 at 14:06

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While not an as extensive guide as Adapting a Joomla 1.5 extension to Joomla 2.5 these two backwards compatibility articles on Joomla Doc's helped us.

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Nick also found this non-Joomla Doc's article:

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Thanks @cppl. If others find helpful links they will post here. Google indexes stack exchange pretty well so most people also looking for the answer to my question will find this page. –  Nick Weavers May 7 at 18:34

There is a doc page explaining the potential backward compatibility issues between 2.5 and 3.x. http://docs.joomla.org/Potential_backward_compatibility_issues_in_Joomla_3_and_Joomla_Platform_12.2

Make sure you don't use any of the deprecated and removed methods found in there and the extension should work in J3.x.

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Ummm the questions about updating an extension, I sort of read that to mean something like the Adapting a Joomla 1.5 extension to Joomla 2.5 article… –  cppl May 6 at 8:51
    
Ah sorry, misread the question then. Changed my answer now. –  Bakual May 6 at 8:55

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