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JoomStew Radio is Migrating from WordPress to Joomla!

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Wordpress is Not Equal to Joomla

Well, it looks like we are finally going to make the move from WordPress to Joomla starting this week. We will not be posting a show over the next few weeks, and hopefully this will be the last blog post on this platform.

Dianne suggested we should make a case study out of this experience, so taking her idea one step farther, I decided I would do a live blog series over on my business site at Roberts Web Design.

So if you want to know the details of how we are migrating from WordPress 3.2 to Joomla 1.5, then Joomla 1.6 and finally Joomla 1.7 when it's released in a few weeks, you can follow along there. Here's the first post in the series:

Migrating From WordPress 3.1 to Joomla 1.7 - Part 1

About Robert Vining

An avid Joomla! supporter, Robert Vining spends most of his days developing cool new joomla websites for clients of Roberts Web Design, answering questions as a SobiPro Support Team member for the SobiPro Directory Component, mingling with cool Joomla folks as an Admin at All Together As a Whole and also runs a small SobiPro Template club called Sobi Templates.

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  1. Waiting case study. Thanks, Robert

  2. Have you checked the JED? There are a few components to import wordpress content to 1.5, and other extensions to transfer to 1.6/1.7 ;)

    http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/data-import-a-export/10237

  3. Yep, that’s the one we’re using actually… I’ve already done a test run on localhost and it works pretty well.

    Downside is, I lost all article formatting when I did it, so I need to look into possibly coverting the database, or talking with Matias who build the original MTW migrator that this extension was derived from and see if he can shed some light on it.

    • I also just read where I can install disqus comments on here first and it will synq these comments with disqus. Then when we move to the new site, I can just use the same comments over there. As long as the URL’s are the same.

  4. Disqus is great. Another option would be to try the comments system from joomlart, I think that has the option to import comments from other systems. I guess you would already have to have the comments on the joomla site though.

    This one is great for exporting 1.5 to 1.6

    http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/migration-a-conversion/data-import-a-export/12816

  5. Nice, I’ll check that out. My link was more for sharing articles between multiple sites but the first thing I tried to export to 1.6.

  6. so what happen to this? did the process of migrating from wp to joomla prove too difficult?


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