Migrating users from Joomla 1.5 - Using MD5 password encryption? (5 posts)

  1. rmandersen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am currently in the process of migrating a small community from Joomla 1.5 to WordPress with a Buddypress extension. WordPress is easier to handle and is more suited to our needs. Basically, WordPress ROCKS!

    Migrating content is quite easy, however the migration of user passwords is a problem. Joomla uses an MD5 encryption, and WordPress uses a phpass encryption.
    A large part of our users have not supplied an email, so it isn't possible just to send them a new password. The site is an online community for foster children, and some don't even have an email account. Hence this solution is out of the picture.

    I posted about my problems with the only plugin avaiable on the Buddypress forums, but no one has been able to help me. I was hoping someone here would be able to assist me.

    I have a couple of ideas as to how i could migrate the user passwords.

    - Overriding the phpass encryption and using MD5 encryption instead(i understand MD5 was used in WordPress back in the days?)

    - Authorising users with their old Joomla passwords. However when doing that, a weird problem appeared(described in above link). Fixing this problem would probably lead to making everything work.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Credit on the website, next to a "Thank You" to the WordPress community and developers, is a possibility as a thank you.

    I am running the newest installation of WordPress and Budypress. Plugins have been disabled.
    Up-to-date PHP and everything else.

  2. rmandersen
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This guy had a solution, but unfortunately he did not share it.

  3. rmandersen
    Posted 4 years ago #

  4. softmodeling
    Posted 4 years ago #

    not sure about the joomla 1.5 password encoding but you can store MD5 passwords in WP and WP will automatically update them after the first successful login of the user

  5. Norm
    Posted 4 years ago #

    rmandersen, did you figure it out. I'm in a similar situation and just starting to investigate a migration. Our users have their own blog and wall in joomla and I'm not sure how this will convert to buddy press.

    Anyway did you run into any other issues?

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