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Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:13 pm

I've been doing a fair amount of searching and I cannot find any decent Blog component for Joomla 1.5.x, and I cannot find any integration/bridge for Wordpress. Anyone have any suggestions? Im looking for:

-Something to allow me to Blog, obviously
-Must allow Commentary
-must be free!
-Would be nice if could integrate with Joomla users so I can easily limit commentary to registered users. (otherwise get spam)

Any suggestions would be appreciated, Ive done alot of searching and cant find anything :(

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:42 pm

Anyone? Id be content with using Joomla's menu link to a category blog and adding a comment component. Problem is the only Free comment component I can find for Joomla 1.5 that works is Mxcomment, and I dont like the layout. It just gives a link for comments under the article, then you click on it and shows the comments and not the original article, then you have to click again to post. Id like a comment system where it shows my Article, then the comments under it, and it would be great if it had a window right there to post a comment. Like a "quick reply" on a forum.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by klowther » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:59 pm

Here is a suggestion:

http://www.joomlify.com/component/optio ... /Itemid,1/

Hope that helps.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:55 pm

I looked at Mojoblog, but it says it is for Joomla 1.0, not 1.5.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by klowther » Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:21 pm

Ooops, you're right. Sorry. :-[

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by scubaguy » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:45 pm

Have you checked the list on Joomla Extensions? http://extensions.joomla.org/index.php? ... &Itemid=35 The two that look the most promising in my opinion are IDoBlog (basic version is free) and JooBlog.
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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:13 pm

Ive tried them but I had problems of some sort.

I gave up anyways, Im redoing my site in Joomla 1.0. Joomla 1.5 may be stable but until all the better components are up its just not worth the effort.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by pxforti » Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:38 pm

I have not used any joomla blog components, so can't comment on them. But what I have done many times is to use WordPress, which is an awesome blog tool with great seo and seo plugins. You have to skin wordpress to match your joomla template, but that's pretty easy as wordpress templates are very easy to modify. The first time you do it will take some time until you get the idea of wordpress template system, but one you do that, it's pretty easy. But I should define easy: easy if you know css really well and basic php. Bottom line: if you know how to modify joomla templates, you will probably find wordpress templates pretty easy to modify.
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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:44 pm

Well I specifically wanted integration so people could register via Joomla and comment. I think I saw an integration for 1.0 somewhere...will have to hunt it down again when I get to it. Trying to get my content, etc. back up first :)

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by pxforti » Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:58 pm

Sorry. I hadn't thought about the user integration. If you find a wordpress integration that works well, please post it on this thread. Good luck and thanks.
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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by scubaguy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:05 pm

what about Mojoblog? http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/ It is based on the old WordPress integration and I believe it works with most WP plugins.
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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by pxforti » Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:31 am

Thanks for the update. Mojo Blog looks great. Unfortunately, at the moment, I need it for Joomla 1.5. But I have several Joomla 1.0.x sites so I might give it a try.
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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Paladin_Brewer » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Im using Mojoblog now for 1.0. Seems to work alright, and it integrates well into Joomla's css. My only issue with it is that it shows what category your posts are even, even if its "uncategorized", but I will find that in the code and kill it off.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by kitti » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:47 am

I'm not sure if this solution will work for you but I found your posting when I was looking for the same thing and this is how I was able to make it work on one of my websites.

I'm like you, I LOVE wordpress but I was tired of beating my head against a wall trying to figure a way to get it incorporated with joomla! so I gave up and tried this. It may not be the optimal results you were looking for but it doesn't sound like mojoblog and all the others would be your favorite either.

My server offers WP so I installed it under a new directory /blog and then created a menu item in joomla:
Menu Manager (Specifically under the menu you want it listed)
New
External Link
Link: /blog
On Click / Open In: New Window with Browser Navigation

At least this way you can use wordpress specifically, I hope it helps you out and if not maybe someone else can benefit from it!

Have a great day!

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by xcitem » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:50 pm

Hey Paladin, corePHP just came out with a native 1.5 WordPress integration for Joomla. It is worth checking out, all of WordPress functionally works within Joomla and the users sync on the fly. I just purchased the subscription and I am really liking it.
http://www.corephp.com/
Hope this helps.

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Re: Wordpress Integration? (Or any decent Blog)

Post by Majorpayne » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:20 pm

It's a great idea but those who do not have the money to throw at that (small church) is there a cheap and easy way to get 2 open source projects to talk.


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