FG Joomla to WordPress
[resolved] K2 Author links broken (6 posts)

  1. olivierk
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bonjour Frédéric,

    J2.5.9 + K2 version 2.5.4 -> WP 3.5.1 using your latest plugins. Both on localhost.

    Importing about 477 K2 items and 25 categories. Everything seems to work perfectly (images, hierarchy, tags, content, etc). 2 issues I'm seeing:

    1. [major] after conversion, the author pages are broken. I have about 13 content creators and if I click on the author link, can't get to an archive view of all their articles. The resulting links are in this format: domain.com/author/FirstnameLastname but lead to broken pages.

    2. [minor] For some reason, all K2 category slugs have a "ck" + a number in front of their names. So for example, "french-classes" category alias in K2 becomes "ck22-french-classes". Looking at these numbers, they seem to be the joomla K2 category IDs. I can change the slugs manually pretty quickly because I have a few categories but it would be nice if it just kept the original alias.

    Thanks for an awesome plugin!



  2. olivierk
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By the way, I have one author with just a firstname and that author page does work so it looks like it might be related to the format of the displayed name in the URL...

  3. Kerfred
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Bonjour Olivier,

    Thank you for your feedback.

    1. In fact, I have never used author pages. I'm going to have a look at them. The thing I can see is that the author pages have the form: /author/login and not /author/FirstnameLastname
    Does it come from your theme?

    2. I have prefixed the categories by "c" and the K2 categories by "ck" to avoid duplicates. Indeed, in some Joomla sites, some categories have the same name. I had to differentiate them. But feel free to rename the categories after the import.

  4. Kerfred
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    1. I have found the bug. It comes from the user_nicename field which is not normalized. It'll be fixed in the next release.
    In fact, the author pages have the format: /author/user_nicename

  5. Kerfred
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    1. The author pages bug has been fixed in Premium version 1.10.9.

  6. olivierk
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Wow!, that is some fast support! :-)

    Looks like the new build fixed it, I'll do some more tests tomorrow.

    Note: on the K2 category issue, I'd suggest you make the category renaming an option on the settings area. A lot of my sites (and many people I know) are only using K2 content and if they have a lot of categories, the manual renaming step might be too much for them.

    Thanks again for fixing that bug so quickly!


    Olivier (@olivierk)

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