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[resolved] Migration Guide (9 posts)

  1. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I am planning to get the pro version to migrate a J1 site. I wonder which is the right procedure so that redirects work OK.

    Lets say I have a J1 site as http://www.mysite.com and I want to convert the content (and remain in same domain) into WordPress. What would the procedure be?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fg-joomla-to-wordpress/

  2. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is the procedure I use:
    1. Install a WordPress site in http://wp.mysite.com in the same server as www.
    2. Install and activate the FG Joomla to WordPress Premium
    3. Modify the permalink in the WordPress settings
    4. Configure your media sizes in the WordPress settings
    5. Empty the WordPress database
    6. Configure the plugin settings
    7. Run the import
    8. Click on "modify internal links"
    9. Test your site on http://wp.mysite.com
    10. You can customize your site by adding a theme and plugins
    11. Export the WordPress database as SQL.
    12. Edit the SQL file and replace http://wp.mysite.com by http://www.mysite.com
    13. Import the SQL file
    14. Move your Joomla files (wherever you want, as a backup)
    15. Move your WordPress files to http://www.mysite.com

  3. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Some comments:

    1. Install a WordPress site in http://wp.mysite.com in the same server as www.

    Would it be ok if installed WP to folder rather than subdirectory? I.e. http://www.mysite.com/wp instead of http://wp.mysite.com?

    3. Modify the permalink in the WordPress settings

    Modify to what?

  4. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it will work in a subfolder.
    For the permalink, you can choose whatever you want except the default one and except the %post_id% one.

  5. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks!

  6. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Another issue is how to get the Joomla "Read More" (i.e. break between Intro Text and Main Text) as WordPress <!--more-->
    Otherwise I will have to do it manually through 100s of posts.

  7. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using a search & replace plugin may help with that - eg: http://wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/

  8. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The problem is the resulting posts do not retain that break information in Joomla. In effect it is not easy to replace it in the Joomla table either as Intro Text and full text are different fields.

  9. spiros
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I found out how. It does it by default when "Import the text above the "read more" to the excerpt" is not checked. The only issue remaining is how to import joomla links.

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