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I was wondering if there's any way to upgrade my Joomla 2.5 website, with VM2 and a template for Joomla 2.5, to Joomla 3. Downloading afterwards the same template and some other plugins and components for that version...

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  • You won't lose any data, however be sure to take a backup of your current 2.5 site before starting the update
    – Lodder
    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:18
  • What about if I use a Joomla 2.5 template on Joomla 3...?
    – Antonio
    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:32
  • A few errors will most likely be thrown which could be fixed, but it might be easier to download the Joomla 3.x compatible version of your template
    – Lodder
    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:33
  • You should setup a local dev environment and try it. Making use of Akeeba Backup. If you ancounter issues post them and we will try help.
    – jonboy
    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:40

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