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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:02 am 
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With several hundred posts in a Wordpress website, I wanted desperately to switch over to Joomla but couldn't find a way. I found Joomblog and had read that it was possible, but Joomblog left behind no documentation to explain how to import from Wordpress. After fumbling around, I've successfully imported from Wordpress into Joomla! It's a little cumbersome, but much easier than copy/pasting hundreds of posts.

I tried various way to import Wordpress through Joomblog, but kept getting the message "no installation of Wordpress could be found." But once I installed JD-Wordpress, imported a backup of my Wordpress database, and categorized each post, Joomlblog imported correctly!

Here are the steps:

1. Backup everything in your Wordpress site (Manage -> Backup) and save it on your computer. (If you haven't backed anything up before, you may need to activate the plugin in Wordpress.)
2. Install Joomblog in Joomla! (1 com, 1 bot, and 2 mods)
*** If you've been using JD-Wordpress in Joomla!, then skip to step 6. ***
3. Install JD-Wordpress in Joomla!
4. In phpMyAdmin, import the Wordpress backup (from step 1) into the database that Joomla! is using.
5. Under Components -> JD-Wordpress, go to Manage -> Categories, and make sure they're in a category. If it says "Uncategorized" but is not linked to a category called Uncategorized, then it's not categorized. If this is the case, Manage -> Categories and make sure you have categories created. Then, Edit each post, select a category, and Save. There's probably a script that could be written for phpMyadmin, but I'm not that savvy.
6. Under Components -> Joomblog, select Import, and click on Import Wordpress. *
7. Once this is complete, look in Content By Section -> Wordpress_Joomblog and you should find your articles.
8. Now is the fun time of placing the imported content in the right Joomla category and editing each one to clean up any mess the switch left behind.

* Joomblog won't duplicate your posts if you try this process more than once.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:07 am 
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wow, that does it well!
although I had to change my language file to UTF-8 to make my old posts show on Joomla
but one more problem, what about the comments?
is it possible to move them?
does Joomla support comments?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:09 am 
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can any body help with moving the comments too?
plz....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:39 pm 
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Great that it's possible to import WP into Joomla!
I tried doing what you said - but ended up with an empty section called "wordpress_joomblog". No articles.

I guess something went wrong - probably during step 5: "Categories"... Could you elaborate on that step, because I must be doing something wrong: I have imported my WordPress backup file through phpMyAdmin (step 4), but what is it I should do in step 5? I can't see the imported articles there. Should I be able to? Should I just go directly to JD-WordPress > Manage > Categories and create the same categories that I had on my WordPress blog? And then, after that, import the articles into Joomblog?
The thing is, I don't understand why, under step 5, it says "Then, Edit each post, select a category"... because when I go to JD-WordPress in step 5 I don't see my old WP articles. Should I be able to?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:21 pm 
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Had similar issue with joomblog not recognizing my wordpress install. I had a look into the admin.import.php code from joomblog and see that is wants to prefix the wp_comments table with the standard prefix for the joomla install. If like me you have always accepted the defaults then this will be mos_. Thus the import will be looking for a wordpress table named mos_wp_comments, which in my case exists as wp_comments.

From admin.import.php:-

$query = "select * from #__wp_comments where 1=2";

So the solution is to either edit this code and create another variable for the wordpress table prefixes (but I suspect other code files will also need editing) or simply rename the tables with the additional prefix 'mos_ or' whatever you used.

The import worked well after the table renames. As ever, a database backup is a wise precaution before the table renames.

Now to re-organise the joomblog categories

David


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:27 pm 
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thanks for the info!
I have Mojoblog but I cannot figure out how to import my database from WP into joomla, is there any tutorial out there?

Regards!
Moroco


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:07 am 
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help jooblog is not available and joomblog doesn´t have the import function.
Any idea about how I can import my posts from wordpress to joomla 1.5

thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Hello Joomla Family,

Does anyone have the answer to this question.
I have several Wordpress 2.5 blogs that I would like imported into one Joomla Website. Please Assist.

Thank You - Living PLush


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:21 pm 
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There is a tool where you can import your Wordpress entries as articles in Joomla.
I've used it and it worked great for me. Just wanted to share it.

http://www.daydreymer.com/blog/technical/tools/wordpress-export-to-joomla.html


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:16 pm 
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Yup
This tool work like a charm


http://www.daydreymer.com/blog/technica ... oomla.html

try it


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:17 pm 
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hangman2 wrote:
There is a tool where you can import your Wordpress entries as articles in Joomla.
I've used it and it worked great for me. Just wanted to share it.

http://www.daydreymer.com/blog/technical/tools/wordpress-export-to-joomla.html


work like a charm


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:29 am 
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I am going to try this in the Joom 1.5 migration section. That is what I need afterall. Sorry for posting here.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:34 am 
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K A wrote:
Yup
This tool work like a charm


http://www.daydreymer.com/blog/technica ... oomla.html

try it


sooo smooth... i like it.. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:07 am 
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This is just XXXXXXXXXXXX. As grand and mighty as Joomla is we can't get a simple method to import a Wordpress database over to Joomla? The Daydreamer tool worked for XXXXXX for me as it just gave me a huge list of errors (which it will not even let me copy and paste so I can see if anyone has an idea what's wrong).

Oh yay!. Joomblog will fix it.. yeah... if it was still AROUND! Talk about never-ending frustration.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Wonderful.... Would luv to test out a few blogs... & then can shift.. Incredible. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:06 am 
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there in no such JD-wordpress extension. I searched in it but i couldn't find out...Can anybody give me direct link...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:20 am 
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rajeshpalakk wrote:
there in no such JD-wordpress extension. I searched in it but i couldn't find out...Can anybody give me direct link...


You'll have to find it from someone who is already using it. The extension support has been discontinued so you won't find it through conventional sources.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:13 pm 
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im guessing nobody has found a solution. yet :(


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:17 am 
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You have said that we have to import wordpress databse in phpmyadmin and then you told about "import WordPress using a component". What it means?
Please explain.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm 
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I must agree with Malachi1975

Its quite annoying to find topics with links to deprecated extensions.

Importing Wordpress with the daydreymer tool is useless if you try and migrate from a Wordpress 3. It only returns tons of errors and an empty .sql

Joomblog in any version is deprecated/discontinued.

So - this topic is worthless.

So unless it holds an up-to-date solution: Please close this along with other topics regarding these extensions.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:17 pm 
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From my experience, I don't believe there is an easy way to migrate from WordPress to Joomla.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:14 am 
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Tks pooroldflick for your instructions!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 pm 
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I'd recommend gConverter. I found everyone at gConverter to be courteous, professional and timely. They helped me convert my site from Drupal to Joomla in a matter of days, website theme included. And I just found Wordpress to Joomla option too: http://gconverter.com/wordpress-to-joomla/
They can help you to do a database/template conversion from Wordpress to Joomla.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:16 pm 
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I know there exists tools that migrates Joomla to Wordpress at database level. But my problem is I don't have access to Joomla database anymore. I only have whole Joomla! 1.0.x site's local copy which was taken 2 years ago. Is it possible to migrate that posts to my Wordpress site?

Or should I copy-paste all content to a CSV file and use an Excel importer ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:00 pm 
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JohnVagner wrote:
I'd recommend gConverter. I found everyone at gConverter to be courteous, professional and timely. They helped me convert my site from Drupal to Joomla in a matter of days, website theme included. And I just found Wordpress to Joomla option too: http://gconverter.com/wordpress-to-joomla/
They can help you to do a database/template conversion from Wordpress to Joomla.



Oh great, I'm gonna try that one. I desperately need to migrate to Joomla


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:36 am 
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Hey, what about these extensions?
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/data-import-a-export/10237
http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/data-import-a-export/23642
They clearly can move WP over to Joomla, and aren't discontinued yet.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:47 pm 
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irandream wrote:
From my experience, I don't believe there is an easy way to migrate from WordPress to Joomla.

Is it possible?
Please advise if you have experience!
Thank you.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Quote:
There is a tool where you can import your Wordpress entries as articles in Joomla.
I've used it and it worked great for me. Just wanted to share it.

http://www.daydreymer.com/blog/technica ... oomla.html

i ckeck it but this website down
hangman2 how can i find this tools from another way?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:01 pm 
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I am thinking to move from wordpress to joomla??
anyone here guide me!!

Code:
http://www.ehealthy.co/


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