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How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.3

Due to complicated nature of Joomla CMS upgrade to latest version can be quite difficult and scary exercise. Sometimes, it is even better to wait longer for LTS ( long term support). First questions is always: Do I need to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 Now? In most cases the answer would be - NO! For instance Joomla 3.3.0 is still unstable release and many components and templates might show errors or incompatibility. On the other hand benefits might look a lot at first, but in reality 2.5 is quite capable and modern. The answer for Joomla upgrade would be YES, if you are building brand new project, you want to be early adopter and you want to stay in-tune with latest technology. How to Upgrade Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3.3? There isn't a definitive answer of this question either. It very much depends on the whole setup. As I mentioned before, Joomla have complicated structure itself, so the right course of action depends on number of extensions, templates, plug-ins and custom code (if any). I will try to clarify the right steps for migration, which will reduce possibility for error dramatically. Before You Update Joomla I will share, what I did at...
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