No doubt Joomla is a very good environment and a lot of people use it to manage their websites and content. However, the trend is now changing and people are now moving from Joomla to WordPress in order to use the power of WordPress themes and plugins. Well if you want to migrate your Joomla site to WordPress, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to move your site from Joomla to WordPress.
As a first step, you need to find a web host and install WordPress there. Once you have WordPress up and running, go to the WordPress admin area to install and activate FG Joomla to WordPress plugin.
After activating the plugin, go to Tools » Import. You will see a list of import tools available for your WordPress installation. Click on Joomla (FG) from the list of available tools.Now you have reached the Joomla Importer for WordPress page. On this page, you need to provide your Joomla website and database information.
You can get the database settings from your Joomla website’s administration area, under Global Configuration » Server tab. This information is also stored inconfiguration.php file in your Joomla website’s root folder. You can access this file by connecting to your website using an FTP client and opening configuration.phpin a text editor like notepad.
After providing your database information scroll to “Behavior”. If you want to import media files such as images from Joomla to WordPress make sure that you have checked Force media import option. Finally click on “Import content from Joomla to WordPress” button.
The plugin will run a script and start importing your content from Joomla to WordPress. Depending on how much content you have, the import process may take some time. Once it is completed you will see a notice like this:
Once you have imported all your content from Joomla into WordPress, the next step is to fix all broken internal links. Scroll down to the bottom of the Joomla (FG) importer page and click on Modify internal links button.
And that’s it. You are now done and ready to enjoy your WordPress website.
If you see database connection error, then you need to recheck your database settings and make sure you are using correct login credentials.