Excellent plugin. It works as expected and has many extra options for custom importing scenarios. I had some trouble importing media files in the first run, but I forgot to specify the Joomla live website URL. After specifying this, the plugin knew where to fetch the media files.
What I found really great about this plugin is that it has the option to cleanup previously imported articles when you decide to do a new import. This is great if you want to import the Joomla database again with different settings. This saves many hours of cleaning up.
GoDaddy is blocking emails from developer, so if you don't receive the file and no replies, try using a different email address that isn't hosted on GoDaddy or "secureserver".
I bought the premium version and a additional plugin from this guy, and, unfortunately, it doesn't work in a first step.
So I wrote the plugin author, and the terrific journey starts.
He gave me remarkable attention, replied quick to my mails, tired some things in my WP installation and at the end he customized his plugin to work on my site!
This is the very best service I ever received!!! Thank you very much!!
An excelent tool. Thank you vey much.
This was exactly the plugin I need to migrate my Joomla 1.5 site to WordPress. I had more than 1,000 articles and blog entries and more than 1,000 photos, and the plug-in brought them over.
I was doing an internal domain migration on the same web host and server. It was easy to create root/wp, install wordpress, install FG Joomla to WordPress, and get all of my files and photos to root/wp using the plugin.
However, I was in over my head in terms of doing the work to flip the Joomla 1.5 site from root to root/joomla2 and my wordpress version of the site from root/wp to root, especially in terms of the mysql work it required. Frederic came to the rescue and I was able to hire him for a very reasonable fee to do this work.
The most painful part of my Joomla to WP migration has actually been WP's reliance on the featured image. None of my 1,000+ Joomla posts had a featured image. I've gone in manually and added featured images to probably 100+ posts to make things look okay in my WordPress theme, but I'll never be able to do all 1,000 -- and that's unfortunate.
the support is excellent and the plug-in make you win much time, i recommend to use it
Initially I had a few issues with the software migrating everything correctly, my database was very large and had some complex pricing options etc..but as soon as Frederic stepped in he resolved the issues and managed the migration for me, everything was carried out perfectly.
I even had sections that I wasn't expecting to be migrated, which was a bonus for me, SEF, customers, and orders. I would not hesitate in using this product/service again.
Thank you very much Frederic!
Excellent plugin!! Works perfectly. This plugin helped me a lot to save time with my website migration.
After some initial fumbling around trying to figure out where to get the database info I needed (configuration.php file), I finally let her rip. I couldn't believe it! It was fast and fabulous. All the content on my clunky old Joomla site is now sitting happily in WordPress. I was afraid I'd have to spend the rest of my life slogging through the mess, but it's in pretty good shape. And it was free!
And, the developer answered a question I had within 5 minutes. I couldn't be more pleased.
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