Joomla and WordPress are two major powerful open-source content management systems in online industry nowadays. Both Joomla and WordPress offer a large number of functions, tutorials and technical documentation. The difference between them is hidden in their theming model. There are not many features in WordPress that couldn’t be reproduced in Joomla, taking into account one of the latest Joomla versions. But the battle Joomla vs WordPress is still red hot today. Actually, it is like comparing orange and apple – just tastes differ.
Most of the developers migrating from Joomla to WordPress might feel that the latter requires too much theme coding, while guys moving the other way might feel that Joomla is not so customizable and flexible. The reason for this are different CMS models on which both themes are based.
The other problem with Joomla is that it wasn’t built with Search Engine Optimization. In addition, customizing the functionality of a website running on Joomla can be a bit challenging for a non-professional user. As a result, the majority of Joomla users sooner or later venture on WordPress migration just to make the life easier.
Here’s what you have to do to start WordPress site migration. If you have Joomla and WordPress installations on the same MySQL server you can use the step-by-step tutorial below:
Make some free space to import all your Joomla articles to WP. Starting with a brand-new WordPress site we have to be sure that all existing content has been deleted.
In Plugins tab find “Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator”. That is the Plugin we are going to use for moving articles to WordPress. Install and activate it.
Enter all of the database information for your Joomla and WordPress sites. For the detailed info see your files and take the data from Joomla’s configuration.php and WordPress’ wp-config.php.
Keep in mind that there is only a field for one login here. Joomla2WP requires that both sites are on the same server, but normally they will have different logins. You’ll need to go to your hosting account and give your “MySQL Server User” access to both the Joomla and WordPress databases.
If everything has gone smoothly, Joomla2WP will list all the categories it has moved and will show a “Migration done” message. Visit the front of your site and you will see all of your Joomla articles now converted to WordPress posts. Good luck!
The article wouldn’t be complete without some vivid and bright examples of what we were talking here about – Joomla and WordPress best templates.Whether you are going to get a WordPress theme or a Joomla theme, the point is that any theme created by FlashMint would always be a wise choice:
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