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FG Joomla to WordPress

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

6 reviews
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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 ===
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.

Premium version not enough. Prepare to work hard and to pay more!
By , for WP 4.3.1

I bought the premium version to import my Joomla 1.0 website but it was impossible to access to my 1and1 hosting database. So, I had to work some more. Then, I had to buy an other plugin (Docman) to import all the website. Finally, I paid 50 Euro at all. And I still have to import my pictures one by one ;-(
It should work better than that.
Godo luck.

Does not import all pages
By ,

Imports only a fraction of my joomla posts and finished without any error message. This plugin was not really useful to me.

Pro version Not Work For Big Sites
By , for WP 4.2.1

I have tried it in 3 websites with joomla 1.5, and it only work with small websites.
I have one website with 2.300 articles, and I only have a blank screen, no error message, nothing.
I have another website with 1800 articles, and I got the same problem.

So, I can say, this is not for big websites, only for small ones.
I think I lost my money.

FG Joomla to WordPress
By , for WP 3.8.2

The plugin messed up my site totally!

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