This is not a good component for regular backups. It's much better to backup the database directly! Use this extension for transferring items to/from K2, mass updates in K2 and so on, but do not relay on it as your only backup.
NEW: The Version 0.9 now works also with Joomla 1.6 / 1.7 / 2.5 (At the moment its an beta version)
Its possible to import all fields including "extra fields", userids, images, tags, meta informations, galleries, categories and attachments.
The export works for all fields except of the images that are not in a gallery. The hierarchy of the categories is not exported or imported.
Try an export to have a example file and check the documentation.
Check the documentation link for an example CSV-file or use the export function first and change the file.
Costs: You decide yourself how much you like to pay for the plugin (min 1,79 EUR)
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We had to edit our old article database structure to fit extra fields In K2 before using Import for K2.
The proses of editing the database was easy, after studying an export of a K2 item using Import for K2.
The proses of importing all our articles where complete after 2 hours of work. Which is an unbelievable time saver considering that it took approximately 5-6 minutes to copy / past one articles by hand.
You do the math. ;)
Not all is this extension easy to use, but you also decide what it will cost you.
The only negative thing I can say about this extension is that we had a little problem importing our images, but if you are a bit creative, you can also solve this problem yourself. However, I was aware of this problem before buying the extension.
For instance, the component will tell you if your CSV has values for a drop-down field that do not match the available options for that drop-down in K2.
I work on Mac and I realized that Excel creates CSV files that are not UTF8 and the new line character is Classic Mac (CR). I had to convert the TXT to UTF8 with Windows (CRLF) end-of-line character to be able to use the CSV with this component. I used TextWrangler to do that. The component failed whenever I tried to upload a CSV with Mac (CR) end-of-lines.
Thank you again for this component, great job !!!
When I install and try to import I have Fatal error
So I try to click the support link, but it diverted me to K2 official forum with no permission to view the post :(
So I was wondering why we pay and face problem with the support?
Now, I paid and have error and will never use the extension cos I dont know where to ask support :(
Sorry there was a problem in the link, I just corrected it.
But you can also use twitter: https://twitter.com/individualit or My contact form: http://www.individual-it.net/en/kontakt-impressum.html
After trying a couple of other extensions without much luck, I decided to give IT Import for K2 a try. It worked amazing well!
From reading the documentation on the website, I thought it was going to be a challenge to map the various fields, but that was not the case. It was very intuitive and extremely easy.
Great extension! Thanks!
0.8 is just for joomla 1.5
0.9 should work with joomla 1.5 and newer but it is in alpha status right now, sorry yes its still buggy.
It would be useful to know what problems you have exactly. Please send me an email via web form: http://www.individual-it.net/en/kontakt-impressum.html
I'm also happy to send your money back if the software is not useful for you.
And I was glad that Artur still works out this component.
However I had to modify some fields and made Russian localization, but the basic component is great and works perfect.
The only thing I need more is a more flexible import to subcategories. But, well, not a real problem, will solve it myself.
I had problems at first getting the CSV file formatted correctly - K2 import requires double quote text delimiters and Excel and other programs failed to offer that option. Finally I figured out that Open Office can do what no other commercial software could and from there on it worked like a charm.
Make sure though, you have a published date set in your import file, otherwise you won't be able to edit the item in the backend anymore (Error 500), at least that's what I ran into.
I have a problem with k2 and facebook, I do not upload images of the items to furniture, for that reason I would like to know how I can import all the items but not including any field such as images and links where they are located.
I hope you can help me, forgive my English
Please contact me by mail: http://www.individual-it.net/en/kontakt-impressum.html
Use this extension.
In K2 set some articles the way you need them, start an export, in the resulting csv-file put your content into columns and import the file again. Its as easy as this.
It saves you headaches, and makes your boss loving you. :) Thanks for the work.