Just updated this website from Joomla 1.7.1 to 2.5.7
First I made a backup using the excellent Akeeba Backup
As I get an error when I try to use the package manager of
The PHP allow_url_fopen setting is disabled. This setting must be enabled for the updater to work.
I downloaded the Joomla_2.5.7-Stable-Update_Package from the Joomla website and updated using Upload and Install from the Extension manager, a tense few minutes later here we are Joomla 2.5.7.
then checking the Instructions on
I checked the section at the bottom Checking your site to make sure the databases were correct and alls a go.