Looking to get some opinions form people who have "been there done that" on getting from EE1 to EE2.
I'm working on a site that's currently running EE 1.6.9. As a first step towards the redesign I'd like to get them on to the latest version of EE, and it seems I have a couple options:
Update to EE 1.7.2, then use the standard EE2 upgrade wizard, and do some cleanup on the EE2 end (if I get there).
Setup a new EE2 install with similar data structure, and pull over the data with something like Data Grab.
I seem to be finding horror stories from folks on both sides. There are a lot of (old) plugins in play … most have EE2 versions, but some very key ones don't:
- Playa (which is holding a ton of relationships we'd hate to have to recreate)
- Better Meta
- LG Image Manager (which I guess will have to switch to Assets)
- LG TinyMCE (which I guess we'll ultimately switch to Wygwam)
- nGen File Field
Initially, I started down the first path. But maybe the second option is cleaner (though I worry about if/how the playa relationships will be migrated, etc.)?
Honestly, it all feels like a mess, so before I venture any further figured I'd ping the community for advice. Thanks!