Tag Archives: wordpress

Migration started

New look and migration started. I will move everything from Joomla to WP. I will do it manually, in order to change the structure and make something new (than just transferring). In the next days, blog+website will be in reconstruction phase. Targets are: easier and more transparent access to the content (for the visitor) and productivity friendlier environment for the author.

joomla migration, part 2

I tried the J2XML plugin, it exported beautifully, then installed joomla 2.5 in a test directory, everything fine, installed the J2XML importer, ok, tried to import structure, users and articles and... "No XSL extension". Import impossible.

I tried to register in order to get the free jUpgrade plugin. But then I had to give a huge number of private data. They wanted name, address, tel. number etc etc.... No way...

So, plan B: Joomla -> WordPress migration... I searched for a plugin, but solutions that import articles with the comments (from jComments) cost. I think, I will search for something to migrate the articles, and then migrate the comments manually. The articles are only 54 and the comments just 22. Actually, I could do the whole migration manually... Not a bad idea. And give a different structure. I'll think about it...

Migration of the site from Joomla 1.5.26 to 2.5

I am very dissapointed about the options offered for the Joomla migration. Official Joomla Documentation links here for upgrading extensions (for semi-automatic solutions), where I see the following 6 options: J2XML Importer, jUpgrade, SP Upgrade, Migrate Me, jUpgradePRO, Ji Migrator. All exept the first 2 are commercial. jUpgrade is non-Commercial but requires registration. So the only one that complies for me with the open-source concept and use is J2XML, which is what I am going to use (or at least, give a try).

Of cource a migration is not an update, which was also done easily in Joomla. But leaving version 1.5 unsupported and the migration problem up to the users, is a bit frustrating. If the J2XML Importer solution does not work, my plan B shows to the direction of WordPress...

WordPress

Τελικά θα συνεχίσω με wordpress. Είναι πραγματικά απίστευτο κομμάτι. Πολύ γρήγορο και εύπλαστο βρε παιδί μου! Ό,τι θες το κάνεις. Αν μπορείς, αν δεν μπορείς σίγουρα υπάρχει κάτι στα 9.651 πρόσθετα που έχουν γράψει γι' αυτό χιλιάδες προγραμματιστές.

Αυτό είναι ένα από τα πολλά καλά των λογισμικών open source: η ελευθερία που παρέχουν στον χρήστη. Έχεις το δικαίωμα να το αλλάξεις και να το προσαρμόσεις στις δικές σου ανάγκες και όχι να προσαρμόζεσαι αναγκαστικά στις δυνατότητες του λογισμικού. Τι να λέμε τώρα...