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FG Joomla to WordPress

A plugin to migrate categories, posts, tags, images and other medias from Joomla to WordPress

115 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
time saver
By , for WP 4.5.3

The joomla 2.5 installation had most of the content in K2 and in two languages (joomfish) Fortunately all the content was not any complex, not extra fields no extra connections.
Because of the K2 and Joomfish we have to buy the pro version with add-ons (102EUR).
The import took about all in all 20minutes

43 categories
930 posts
0 pages
931 medias
0 tags
15 users
48 menu items
0 comments

Finds nothing, imports nothing
By , for WP 4.5.3

Have been battling with this plugin and reviewing and testing my setup.
Initially it could not find any posts in a 15 MB big Joomla database. The plugin complained that an insecure php function set_time_limit was disabled for security reasons. Ok I enabled this insecure function, but to no avail. Next I moved to a domain that had reverse IP resolution to that domain, but to no avail.

Here is the result of the database tests:

=== START test_database 2016-07-02 14:55:09 ===
Connected with success to the Joomla database
Joomla data found:
0 categories
0 articles
0 web links

=== END test_database 2016-07-02 14:55:10 ===

Here is the result of the import:

=== START import 2016-07-02 14:56:58 ===
Importing categories...
0 categories imported
Importing posts...
0 pages imported
0 medias imported
0 links categories imported
Importing web links...
0 web links imported
Don't forget to modify internal links.
IMPORT COMPLETE
=== END import 2016-07-02 14:56:58 ===
Incredible data save for us!
By , for WP 4.5.3

This was an absolutely incredible dream come true for our organization. Without this plug in, it would have taken us weeks, if not months, to hand copy our data over, and we still would not have been able to transfer our complete user data or our forum posts and their attachments in their exact, continuous form - the most important things we needed. Basically, this saved us from Joomla hell and a major data loss.

I am eternally grateful to Frederic, including the fact we were able to hire him to do our migration, so I know it's done right. The plugin is a pure miracle for us and the work was lightening fast. BAM! Here's your data - done! Huge relief for us. Frederic, you have no idea how much you've helped me, and helped my org, and all the women we help. SO grateful. Mille mille mercis!

Only 3 months of updates and riddled with bugs
By , for WP 4.5.2

As you can see by the other reviews, people either hate it or love it. I'm a web developer who helps clients transition from Joomla to WP, and if the site is large, this things stalls and quits constantly. The other bonus? You only get 3 months of updates and you aren't notified in the backend when any updates are available! Now I'm stuck with the buggiest version on the planet and the developer, while giving you a LIFETIME license, only provides 3 months of updates.

What's the use of having a lifetime license if you can't get updates to fix all the bugs the developer created in the first place? Talk about having the consumer by the short hairs. There is also no discount program for people who have the so-called lifetime license, which would allow them to get updates at a discounted rate. You still have to PAY the full price again after only 3 months. More disturbing, the developer has the temerity to include a DONATE button on the PAID version!

Now--and this is important--if you bought the premium version, please note it doesn't import items generated by popular third-party components. So if you have K2 or Joomfish or EasyBlog or Jcomments (and who doesn't have jcomments or jomcomments on a blog) or sh404sef, you have to purchase more plugins. And they ain't cheap either. A perfect example is Virtuemart, which will set you back another 69 Euros!

Worse still, if he does provide an update, you don't get notified on the backend or even get a courtesy email from the developer to download the latest version before your subscription runs out. I had NO clue he had even updated the buggy plugins until it was too late and my 3 months were up. Sorry, but this is nothing but a greedy developer that provides a much-needed product at an exorbitant price for people transitioning from Joomla to WP.

Works without hassle!
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Works without hassle!

Muy bueno
By , for WP 4.5.2

Aunque tardé 3 semanas para poderlo lograr, mudar 8mil artículos de joomla a wordpress en nuestrociclismo.com. Con algunos errores, el plugin me ha ayudado y ha cumplido su función.
La atención por parte del desarrollador, fue muy efectiva y me ayudó mucho, en verdad quedo muy satisfecha, es un gran plugin Frederic, felicidades y gracias por tu ayuda cada vez que te escribí.

Saved me days – Awesome support!
By , for WP 4.5.2

Your plugin has saved me an enormous amount of time already (days not hours) and for that I appreciate your development and your very prompt, in-depth support. Fred spent quite some time getting to the bottom of an issue I had importing Simple Image Galleries from Joomla to WordPress galleries. He cracked it though and saved me more time.

Absolument génial
By , for WP 4.5.1

Le plugin fonctionne très bien et est très rapide. J'ai utilisé les modules K2 et sh404SEF, j'ai pu importer environ 12000 articles en moins d'une matinée.

Le développeur du module m'a conseillé sur quelques points étant donné la taille de la BDD et du site.

Je recommande vivement et sans hésité.

Merci Gilles,
Bonne continuation

Great plugin and fantastic support!
By , for WP 4.5.2

I bought the premium version for virtuemart and zoo, and everything worked perfectly!
I won at least 2 weeks of work!

Thank you

Brilliant!
By , for WP 4.5.2

Worked great!
I have imported with the premium plugin a website with ~10000 articles from Joomla 1.0 (yeah, I know) to WordPress 4.5.2

Thanks for this awesome plugin :)

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