Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Need help upgrading your Joomla! website or converting to Joomla!?

Moderator: General Support Moderators

Forum rules
Forum Rules
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla! <-- please read before posting, this means YOU.
Forum Post Assistant - If you are serious about wanting help, you will use this tool to help you post.
pooroldflick
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:54 am

Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby pooroldflick » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:02 am

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.

xainoo
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:38 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby xainoo » Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:07 am

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?

xainoo
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:38 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby xainoo » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:09 am

can any body help with moving the comments too?
plz....

crjensen
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 82
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:40 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby crjensen » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:39 pm

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?

dbrownukk
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:08 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby dbrownukk » Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:21 pm

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

moroco
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:08 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby moroco » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:27 pm

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

avillanueva
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:42 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby avillanueva » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:07 am

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

livingplush
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 6:14 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby livingplush » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:07 pm

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

hangman2
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:13 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby hangman2 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:21 pm

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

K A
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:11 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby K A » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:16 pm

Yup
This tool work like a charm


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

try it

K A
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:11 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby K A » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:17 pm

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

Malachi1975
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:57 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Malachi1975 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:29 am

I am going to try this in the Joom 1.5 migration section. That is what I need afterall. Sorry for posting here.

User avatar
spy2furious
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:55 am
Location: Indonesia
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby spy2furious » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:34 am

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
My online portofolio - http://www.spicatheme.com
*i'm sorry about My english.. i still learn it.

Malachi1975
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:57 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Malachi1975 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:07 am

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.
Last edited by humvee on Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: language

User avatar
mavarsim
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:26 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby mavarsim » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:41 pm

Wonderful.... Would luv to test out a few blogs... & then can shift.. Incredible. Thanks.
If I have ever helped U or even if I haven't (The Joomla! Masters) U can indirectly support my education. Plz link me from Ur site or add me to Ur Blogroll or both. I desperately need it. Anchor Text: Web Hosting , URL - http://hostingwebsitecoupons.com

rajeshpalakk
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:03 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby rajeshpalakk » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:06 am

there in no such JD-wordpress extension. I searched in it but i couldn't find out...Can anybody give me direct link...

Malachi1975
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:57 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Malachi1975 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:20 am

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.

marketing mark
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 7
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:23 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby marketing mark » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:13 pm

im guessing nobody has found a solution. yet :(

User avatar
Shariq222
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:47 am
Location: India
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Shariq222 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:17 am

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.

Francis47
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:09 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Francis47 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:30 pm

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.

irandream
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:06 pm
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby irandream » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:17 pm

From my experience, I don't believe there is an easy way to migrate from WordPress to Joomla.

User avatar
candyjsn
Joomla! Explorer
Joomla! Explorer
Posts: 389
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:09 am
Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby candyjsn » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:14 am

Tks pooroldflick for your instructions!

JohnVagner
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby JohnVagner » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 pm

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.

dermi
Joomla! Intern
Joomla! Intern
Posts: 55
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:25 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby dermi » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:16 pm

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 ?
Joomla! is an award-winning open source CMS for building powerful websites.
http://www.ecctv.ir . http://cantral.ir/panasonic-phone

ostro
Joomla! Fledgling
Joomla! Fledgling
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:37 pm
Contact:

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby ostro » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Ashnaria
I've been banned!
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:10 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby Ashnaria » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:36 am


telme
Joomla! Apprentice
Joomla! Apprentice
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:06 am

Re: Importing Wordpress into Joomla is possible

Postby telme » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:47 pm

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.


Return to “Upgrading - 1.0.x”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests