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have to import articles from a custom site

Post by paykocaydin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:03 am

Hi all,

We are moving our web site from a custom CMS to Joomla 3.9
We have to export the articles from current site and import them to Joomla, there are around 5,000 of them.
We can export data to excel,csv or to any other format as needed. Articles have only 1 category, all of them are published, no parent or sub categories, no featured articles. Some of them has images inside the article as well, some has links to pdf documents.

I have searched for a way in the last couple of days but did not find a solution (paid or free) which seems to do what we need.

Can anyone suggest me a solution/way to import the articles? We are open to paid solutions as well.

Regards,

Aydin
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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by imanickam » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:32 am

Welcome to the Joomla! Forum.

(a) IMPORTING ARTICLES:

Hope you had reviewed the extensions at https://extensions.joomla.org/category/ ... -a-export/.

Some of the extensions that might fulfill your need:
(b) IMPORTING IMAGES

As for as images are concerned, it depends on how they are organized within the current site. If they are all grouped under a directory then you could create a directory under the directory images, move all the images (using utilities such as File Manager, FTP), and reference them.

To change the location of the images within the articles, the following extensions could be used.
If need be, you could also preview these changes using the extension ReReplacer (https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/rereplacer/).
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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by Webdongle » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:56 am

What format is the original site?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by paykocaydin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:33 pm

Thank you imanickam and webdongle;

Yes i have looked to the extensions that you have mentioned before posting here. I have sent mails to developers to ask my questions. Only one of them answered and i will buy their solution.

We do not know the format of the original site, it is maintained by someone else. They told us that once we tell them the format we want they will export the data.

Thank you again for your suggestions.

Aydin

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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by Webdongle » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:11 pm

Without knowing the format of the site it is difficult to advise if it can be ported or if so what extension.

Short answer
Sounds like they have you by the 'short & curlies)


Long answer depends on a few things

1. Do you own the Domain name?
2. Do you have the contract with the Host?

1. Yes
2. Yes
You can get the login details to your Hosts CP and control the files

1. Yes
2. No
You can buy Hosting and have the Domain name transferred into that Host but you will not be able to control the files. You could build a Joomla site from scratch and copy/paste the text.

1. No
2. Yes
(Unlikely)
You can get the login details to your Hosts CP and control the files and register a different Domain name.

1. No
2. No
You could register a different Domain name but you will not be able to control the files. You could build a Joomla site from scratch and copy/paste the text.
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results": Albert Einstein.

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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by paykocaydin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Hi Webdongle,

We have our own servers co-located in an ISP which we have total control. We also have our own domain names and operate our DNS. The current web server is not operated by us, but we have agreement with the company who does and they will provide us data in any format we require.

We have already build the new site with joomla. The only thing left is to import old articles from current site to new one. As they are around 5000 of them we can not import them one by one.

That is the reason i am looking for a professional solution.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Aydin

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Re: have to import articles from a custom site

Post by Webdongle » Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:01 pm

OK. The server that the original site is on ... what was it created with?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results": Albert Einstein.

 

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