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[resolved] How-to (13 posts)

  1. Ribice
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a client using Joomla on his website. He wants me to move it to WP including all the content.

    What steps should I take to get there?

    If it was a plugin for Joomla I'd understand it, but where should I upload the plugin to get the content?

    Regards

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

  2. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    1. Download and install WordPress on the same server as Joomla
    2. Install the «FG Joomla to WordPress» plugin from the menu Plugins > Add new
    3. Activate the plugin
    4. Run the migration from the menu Tools > Import > Joomla (FG)

  3. 1503wmike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep - done all of the above - just does not work - nothing imported.

    Tried a number of times now- following instructions carefully.

  4. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which error message did you get?

  5. 1503wmike
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No error messages - just does nothing, I'm afraid

  6. artroom
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure how this is resolved, but I have the same issue.
    After clicking import, I get no feedback, no import, nothing.
    Anyone have any answers?
    thanks

  7. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    As seen with you, PDO must be activated in php.ini.

  8. kenlyle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see the same thing. I am on WPEngine, and am asking them about PDO.

    Is "1. Download and install WordPress on the *same server as Joomla*" really a requirement? This is extremely limiting.

    Thanks!

  9. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No it is not necessary to install WordPress on the same server as Joomla. The only requirement is that the WordPress server must access to the Joomla database, not necessary on the same server.
    My method is to import the Joomla database on localhost, install WordPress on localhost, do the migration on localhost and finally export WordPress to the online server.

  10. kenlyle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Kerfred, Unfortunately, I still get the same as artroom, "After clicking import, I get no feedback, no import, nothing."

    Can you implement any kind of feedback or logging? like...attempting to connect to remote database, connection good, looking for {prefix}content table..., etc.?

  11. kenlyle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update...well...sheepish grin.
    I took a spin through the code...it seems quite lovely.

    I then did some research, and found that my Joomla prefix had changed during one of the conversions when the site was moved between dev and test.

    I got almost 300 posts and 67 categories in almost no time. Kudos, Kerfred! And I do see some print "Erreur ! Blah" commands.

    In my case, in spite of the flagrant user error, it would have been great to see {prefix}content table not found.

  12. Kerfred
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    An error message is displayed in that case since version 1.9.0.
    And there is now a button to test the connection to the Joomla database.

  13. kenlyle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks very much for accepting my input and incorporating it.

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