Joomla is one of the most used Content Management System (CMS). It’s a fantastic platform but not for everyone. You feel WordPress is much more comfortable to use and have decided to move from Joomla to WordPress. Now, the question is how easily we can move the complete Joomla website content to a WordPress website.
Moving contents from a CMS to another CMS manually will be a challenging task. But in this case, we will use a simple free WordPress plugin to carry out the whole process. In this post, we will guide step by step to convert a Joomla to WordPress.
Step 1: Install WordPress into your domain
The first and the foremost thing is to install a new and latest version of WordPress into your domain. If you have Joomla installed in your domain say (https://www.example.com) then create a folder “wordpress” which can be accessed like https://www.example.com/wordpress/.
After installation, login to the backend of the WordPress using https://www.example.com/wordpress/wp-admin
As mentioned above, we will require a plugin to complete the steps. We recommend FG Joomla to WordPress plugin for migration.
After successful installation of the plugin, login to your Joomla website. Go to the Global Configuration > System Tab
Once you are ready with the Joomla database information, start the migration process.
In the WordPress Dashboard, you can find the Tools Tab. Go to Tools and click on the Import Menu.
You will find Joomla (FG) installed. Now, click on Run Importer. On the page, you will find an option “Remove all WordPress Content”. This will remove all the pages, post, categories, tags and media files which are installed on a default WordPress installation. Click on the Empty WordPress Content Button.
Upon clicking the button, it will show you a popup. Click on Ok. After removal, it will show another popup which confirms that the contents have been removed successfully. The WordPress database section will show as the following screenshot.
So, you can now move down to the Joomla Website Parameters.
Once you have entered all the information, you can click on the Test the database connection. If you have entered all the correct information, then it will show Connection Successful in green.
Now, head down to the import options.
Set Import intro text to the content and Archive Posts to Not Imported. You can set up the Media as per your requirements.
You can then check the Create Pages: if you want the articles from Joomla to be pages instead of blog posts. Click on the start Start/ Resume the import Button once the settings are completed.
After a successful import, the following message will appear.
Finally, we are done! The migration of Joomla to WordPress is completed. We need to click on the modify links at the end of the page. This option will change the internal links between the post and pages.
So now after the migration is completed, you can install WordPress themes, plugins and setup according to your needs and requirements. We hope this article has helped you in moving contents from Joomla to WordPress.
Moreover, we provide complete Joomla to WordPress Migration Services, which includes moving of the contents, installation of theme and plugins. Our designers can also convert the existing Joomla template to WordPress theme.