Converting Joomla 1.5 templates to Joomla 2.5

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asked Apr 15, 2012 in Website Builder by adminjoom (920 points)
Hi

I’m an admin for a site using Joomla 1.5 templates. I tried to migrate the site to Joomla 2.5, but the templates didn’t work anymore, their front end came up blank which is just totally wrong. The templates that are affected like this are by YooTheme.
I would really appreciate if someone can help me fix this.

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answered Apr 15, 2012 by expert (14,380 points)
start with a simple template - atomic.

In that template, delete everything between your <body> </body> tags. Copy and paste into that space everything between your <body> </body> tags from your existing template.

Then delete all info in the template.css file and paste it in the information from your existing template.css file. Update the templateDetails.xml file.
Delete images in the template/image file and add your images.

There will still be other links, modules, etc that will still need to be updated, this tutorial will help you
 http://www.virtuosimedia.com/dev/php/ultimate-tutorial-how-to-design-custom-templates-for-joomla-1.6
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answered Apr 15, 2012 by FixHost (12,380 points)
In addition to Expert's answer, also check the following links, they could be very helpful;

http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Upgrade_Joomla_1.5_Template_to_Joomla_1.6
http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1257-16-templates.html

You can try the changes it to 2.5 instead of 1.6 (that is explained in the tutorial)
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