Tag Archives: wordpress

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...