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Automatic Articles, Authoring & Content, Data Import & Export, Mass Content, Content Construction

Have you built a Joomla site? Do you now want to import content to it, but don't want to spend hours and hours copying over all your old pages? Use HTML 2 Articles to import all your HTML page content to Joomla - in just seconds per page.

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HTML 2 Articles was designed to import HTML pages to Joomla as easily and as painlessly as possible.

You can import HTML sites from 1 page to 10,000 pages with just a few clicks. Just queue the HTML pages for import, sit back, and let it work.

HTML 2 Articles will import the content from HTML pages to Joomla almost instantly. Each individual HTML page creates a new Joomla article. The new article is saved to your Joomla article manager and can be used exactly as a normal article.

As far as is possible, all of your configurations, metatags, keywords, content structures, titles, images and links are preserved and imported, converted to UTF-8 format for optimal Joomla integration, and saved to your Joomla system.

Each article takes an average of just 20 seconds to import and process - which includes import of your images, W3C validation, and conversion of your HTML content to UTF-8 encoding.

Imported pages take on your Joomla template structure and stylesheets, and you can specify the category to which you wish to import the new articles.

You can even queue hundreds of HTML files at a time for import, and leave it running until import is complete. During import, each file's content is automatically processed and fully integrated with your Joomla install.

There is extensive documentation to help you if you need it during the import process - but the HTML 2 Articles import wizard is very intuitive and easy to use. Just click through the wizard, change settings where needed, and then queue your HTML files for upload.

Additionally, HTML 2 Articles is backed with a full guarantee and support, so if you do hit any problems at all during import of your HTML files, please send us an email and we'll be more than happy to help.

Please read some of our users' rave reviews to find out more!


* Near instant import of HTML files to your Joomla! installation
* Powerful HTML clean up & tag stripping options
* Inbuilt W3C Validation engine to repair and validate all imported pages
* HTML tidying, repair and validation of imported pages 'on the fly'
* Automatic import and integration of your images and documents
* Support for all charsets, encoding types and language sets
* Automatic conversion to UTF-8 encoding for optimal Joomla integration
* Full documentation
* Automated import process logging
* Automated import error logging
* Queue 100s of HTML files at a time for import
* Automatically import your article title, alias, keywords and description from your imported HTML file's metatags or content
* Define your new imported Joomla article parameters such as category, author, access level


Posted on 29 June 2015

It works and it does what it says it does.

Ease of use

This tool has a well written documentation.


Tthe support is awesome fast.


This tool has a well written documentation.

Value for money

The price is fair!

I used this to: The Html2Articles is a must have for everyone.
It does exactly what it says it does, and the support is awesome fast, but you don't even need it since this tool has a well written documentation.
Thank you for designing this tool.
Keep up the good work!

I needed a way of very quickly importing tabular HTML data into Joomla articles, with control over the resulting publishing status and category, and HTML 2 Articles proved to be the perfect solution. I did have a few teething problems with my config, but the level of support from Barnaby was probably the best I have ever had from a Joomla developer. He is clearly very proud of his work and quite rightly so. Top marks!

I have to give 5 stars for the software and support. At first, I tested it with the most consistent HTML pages with no images or links and oddly, it only saved about 20% of them.

I wondered I bought the wrong package, but I alerted the author who said he'd never seen anything quite like it. He surmised that software was moving too fast for my MySQL dB. He said he'd have a solution in 24 hrs. In 36 hrs it was all solved. He put a throttle on the import.

I'd give 6 stars if it can convert the imported links to joomla!

Ordered Wrong Extension

Posted on 27 November 2013

I didn't fully read the description and the software was not what I needed, nothing wrong mind you, I just didn't order the right stuff. I spoke with Barnaby and he refunded my money no questions asked. This guy is truly honorable, please buy from him with confidence.

This is an excellent extension for converting sites created in HTML into Joomla. If you have small or large sites which you want to convert to Joomla then this does practically everything. It may be necessary to clean up a few minor points after conversion, or perhaps you may need to tweak the parameters to suit the pages. I found that trialling a few pages before doing any extensive conversion is a good way of getting these parameters to an optimum configuration. And it is FAST!

I found a bug in the software a few days ago, and Barnaby sent me an updated version within a couple of days which resolved the problem. So support is great, and Barnaby is very helpful.

All in all, I am very pleased with this extension and have hundreds of pages to convert. With this it will be really easy.


Posted on 27 June 2013

This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review of a Joomla extension. I researched high and low for a tool to help convert static sites to Joomla articles and this is the only fit I found. The only worry I had was that a review hadn't been posted recently so I was unsure whether it worked with Joomla 3.1. It does! Further when I mentioned to the developer I needed specific tags removed he added it to the script for me. Saved me days of work. at least. Excellent product. Excellent support. Very worthwhile investment.

I have a very large Joomla site that holds help articles. We have to convert 1000's of articles from our old Robohelp files and because we have so many articles, this is a huge undertaking. I found this component and it has been great. It does convert many files at a time... and it is fast. Although we have some cleanup, it eliminates much of the work. I was concerned it would crash the database if there was too much work based on this component but that has not happened. Fast, efficient, and it is worth the money!

We purchased the professional version of Html2Articles because we wished to import a large number of html files that had been created by a software help authoring package (HelpnDoc). Html2Articles provides lots of useful functionality for this task including lots of switches and filters. Because our Joomla site is quite customized and has additional security features we ran into some initial problems. We contacted Barnaby directly by skype and found him to be very responsive and helpful. With some input from him we were able to get Html2Articles working correctly. We were also able to adapt his module ourselves to add additional functionality whereby imported articles can be automatically associated with existing menu items. This lets us edit our help documentation as needed and then reimport in batch mode very efficiently. Without Html2Articles we would have needed to do a huge amount of manual editing and configuration on the Joomla side. It would have been nearly impossible to maintain concurrent edits of our base documentation and our website. The only other alternative would have been to link to the raw html, which would have serious security flaws.

We agree with other reviewers that Html2Articles fills an important functional need in the Joomla software ecosystem. It somewhat surprises us that this functionality is not part of the core.

HTML 2 Articles

Posted on 20 January 2012

If you have a current website that is html based, and were afraid to startt up a joomla site because of all the extra work required to re-do your pages, then fear not. This extension will enable you to transfer in all your existing html stuff and you need not lose a thing. A terrific time saver and when I had an issue with my windows browser the tech support was excellent.

This is a well thought out and user friendly component. We used it to upload over 3,000 individual articles to our website.

During the process we ran into a few server related snags and received first rate customer support from Barnaby.

Highly recommended and a giant time saver.

Migrate Me

Migrate Me

Paid download | Joomla Migration | Barnaby Dixon
43 reviews
Joomla migration made easy! Grab your old Joomla 1.5 database, click a few buttons and... hey presto! Your new Joomla 3 system is ready to go! This is migration unlike anything you've seen before. It actually works - and it saves your old articles as native Joomla 3 articles, complete with all the correct asset table entries, article IDs, categories, access levels, user creator ID... you name it, it's taken care of. And you use K2? No problem. Your K2 data is all migrated into your Joomla 3 system - just make sure your installed K2 is the latest version prior to upgrade. Migrate Joomla the better way with Migrate Me. Just look at all the benefits you get: Articles migrated! Categories migrated! Menus migrated! Custom HTML modules migrated! Users migrated! Banners migrated! Weblinks migrated! K2 data migrated! Extensions data migrated! Asset table built and integrated! Links perfectly maintained! Article & Category IDs maintained! Can migrate databases up to 2GB! Migrate Me is fast, efficient, and works perfectly. It was built to make the migration to Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 3 as simple as possible. Let me show you just how easy: How to migrate a Joomla database... the easy way 1) Install a brand new version of Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3 on your server 2) Install this component 3) Import your Joomla 1.5 database Done! Once the database is migrated you'll just need to install a Joomla 2.5 compatible template, and copy over your original images and media folders. Buy it today Pick up Migrate Me today and experience it for yourself! In just a few moments you could be enjoying your new Joomla system, complete with all your data intact. All purchases come with upgrades, support, and a satisfaction guarantee.
Migrate Me Plus

Migrate Me Plus

Paid download | Joomla Migration | Barnaby Dixon
29 reviews
Now you can upgrade directly to Joomla 3.4.3! Migrate Me PLUS allows you to upgrade Joomla 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 to the latest version of Joomla! in seconds. You can now upgrade to Joomla 3 with just a single click. The upgrade will completely update your filesystem and database to the latest versions of Joomla. Your images, articles, data and files will all be perfectly maintained, and your google page rank will be completely unaffected. As part of the upgrade, Migrate Me PLUS will take a full backup of your database and filesystem. This means you can test out the new version of Joomla, and then if you decide you don't want it, you can simply rollback your system to your old configuration. Get Joomla 3 in 90 seconds A standard Joomla 2.5 system takes around 90 seconds to completely migrate to Joomla 3. And in that time, Migrate Me PLUS will copy all your existing files, duplicate your database, install Joomla 3, update your Admin area, save all your articles and data and switch you to the new Joomla 3 Admin interface.


Paid download | Social Media | Barnaby Dixon
8 reviews
Upload a video in YouTube, and it will automatically create a new article in Joomla! You don't even need to own the YouTube channel - simply point it at any YouTube user channel you like, and it will automatically create a new article with the latest videos embedded. Features: * Instant creation of new articles - direct from YouTube! * Embed your YouTube videos automatically * Adjust the YouTube video height and width - for both the introduction and main article * Add a link to the original YouTube video * Select the Joomla article category for your YouTube video * Define Joomla article publish status for your YouTube video * Define how often to check for new YouTube videos * Language packs available in English and Dutch * Import the most recent 15 video uploads direct to Joomla Tips * This is a great way to very quickly populate your Joomla site with countless articles and videos from YouTube! Just add the YouTube channel name and enable the plugin! * If you have suggestions or need support, please email me, or use the support forum on the download page.


Paid download | Mass Content | Barnaby Dixon
4 reviews
Do you wish you could get loads of great content - from anywhere on the web? Welcome to NetSukii. We designed NetSukii to grab web content remotely from literally any internet source. Want to start your own news channel? Try the power of NetSukii with your favourite online newspaper. Think it'd be cool to run a reviews site? Point NetSukii at a great reviews site, sit back, and let the content build. Need to migrate your dynamic website to Joomla? Tell NetSukii where your site is, grab your content, and you're good to go. From remote website to Joomla article in 3...2...1... NetSukii is intelligent. Once you tell it the site you want to import, it'll go and spider it, to discover all available pages. Spidering usually takes around 3 seconds per page, or faster if the remote server will handle it. Once the spidering's complete you can use the inbuilt filter to select the pages you want to import, or if you prefer, just import them individually. Each remote page is grabbed, complete with images and related downloads, and saved as a complete, native Joomla article. It just doesn't get easier than that. More! More! Ok, it does get easier than that. Because NetSukii has template detection. If you don't want to import the entire page, along with the original menus and framework, you don't have to. NetSukii's inbuilt template detection system will allow you to select exactly which content you want to keep, and which you want to throw out. This way NetSukii will simply lift the content you want to keep, leaving behind any old menus and headers. Just look at what you get! Scan, spider and import any remote website Set it and forget it - automated spidering available Import each new page as a native Joomla! article Automatically set the article title, alias, keywords and description from metatags Automatic detection and import of remote images and documents Automatic conversion to UTF-8 encoding for optimal Joomla integration Support for all charsets, languages and encoding types Automatic category creation to maintain your original link structure Select additional article parameters such as author and access level Select and reject feature to only import specific areas of content Full control - customise import configuration for each individual URL Powerful inbuilt HTML clean up,tidying, repair and validation Inbuilt W3C Validation engine Full documentation Lifetime updates Full satisfaction guarantee Certified for Joomla 2.5 & 3 SUMMER SALE NOW ON - BUY IT TODAY FOR ONLY £99 (was £149)
Search & Replace for Joomla!

Search & Replace for Joomla!

Paid download | Replace | Barnaby Dixon
14 reviews
The original Search & Replace component for Joomla - now updated to work with K2! Got an external link that you need changed in every page? No problem! Just search for it and replace it with the new link. You can search and replace any content in your articles in seconds. Search & Replace for Joomla is used to search & replace content in your Joomla articles. You can search for any word, HTML, or content, and replace it with whatever you like. Changes are stored directly in the database itself, which vastly speeds up page load time compared to other available components and plugins. Using this component you can quickly search & replace to add links, change spellings, cross-reference your pages, bulk update your content and so forth. Search & Replace can change content in Titles, Introductions, Main Content, or a selection of those - all at the same time. You can also select which categories to include in the search, and if the search finds any results, it will give you a list of the pages where the search term exists, along with links to view the page in your browser. Please note: Search & Replace does not affect the HTML stored in your template files. If you need to search & replace HTML content in your template files, please edit your template files directly. This component is extremely powerful, so please back up your database before you use it. How to use: 1. Create a backup of your database 2. Enter the text to search for 3. Enter the text to replace your search string 4. Press Search to search for page results 5. Press Replace to update your database & make all changes 6. Check your site for changes. Tips 1. Keep it simple. Longer search strings sometimes match less cases - often due to variances in whitespace 2. Disable your Joomla cache while you make changes so that you can instantly see what has been changed. 3. Look in the HTML source of your target page to select and paste the exact content you want to search & replace. 4. Sometimes text is rendered in your browser differently to the way it is stored in the database. The key to successful searches is to keep search phrases short and simple. I hope you find the component useful. Any comments or suggestions are very welcome, and where possible, suggestions will be incorporated into new versions of the component.
DataSafe PRO

DataSafe PRO

Free | Site Security | Barnaby Dixon
20 reviews
DataSafe Pro is professional database backup. It generates a snapshot of your full Joomla database, which allows you to quickly revert your content, whenever you want. It's ideal for creating a quick backup before you start any changes to your website. And to restore your Joomla database from a backup it's easy. Either select a DataSafe backup stored online, or upload a backup stored on your local computer using the DataSafe Pro interface. A DataSafe Pro backup contains all your database information, so if your system goes down, you make a mistake in configuration, or you want to roll back your system to an earlier time, just select a backup and restore it using the DataSafe Pro interface. If you can't access your Joomla administrator panel, you can also restore your DataSafe backup using PHPMyAdmin (or similar) which is installed on every server. Just use a DataSafe Pro backup stored on your local computer, or if your administrator area is unavailable, use FTP to download a backup stored online. Each DataSafe Pro backup is compressed using gzip; your database is automatically repaired and optimized during backup to maintain perfect performance, and every backup is instantly emailed to you so you have an offline copy. Each backup is also stored securely online, ready for you to restore whenever you like. And if you'd like to automate the process to create a backup every hour, day or week - it's easy, with the purchase of an optional license that allows you to automate backups across all your Joomla systems for one single low price. Try DataSafe Pro backup for yourself today, and get database backups you can depend on.
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Paid download | Multiple Sites | Barnaby Dixon
2 reviews
** ON SALE FOR THE FIRST 200 DOWNLOADS ONLY!! ** Welcome to StageIt - the only staging environment extension for Joomla! Have you got a Joomla site, and want to make changes? If so, you'll know that it's a nightmare trying to get it right. What if that new plugin crashes your site, or you want to make lots of changes without your users seeing what's going on until you're ready to launch the new site? And that's why I built StageIt - the only staging environment extension for Joomla! StageIt means you can make any change you like to your site, without those changes being 'live' until you're completely ready to triumphantly reveal your Joomla masterpiece! Here's how it works StageIt takes all the drama out of updating Joomla! Step 1: Create a new staging envinronment, which is perfectly matched to your existing site and sits 'on top' of your site. Step 2: Make all the changes you like on the staging environment, without any change affecting the live site. Step 3: If you want to show your client a new feature or some work you've done, so they (or their legal team) can sign off the new content, simply show them the staging environment. Step 4: When you're happy with the changes, simply click a single 'Sync with Live' button to sync the staging and live sites, and make all your changes live! What is included? Create a staging environment in seconds Develop on the staging environment with zero risk to your live site Make any changes you like - update extensions, delete content etc. StageIt supports ALL third party extensions Sync the staging environment with the live site at any time Visual button allows you to instantly switch between environments Automatic backups allow you to restore your live site to any sync point Configure to work with a range of servers - even GoDaddy! Full documentation Purchase includes full support and updates SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Joomla 3.x PHP 5.4+ Preferably run PHP in fastCGI mode Preferably use a decent server
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Free | Menu Systems | Barnaby Dixon
12 reviews
Save 5 minutes every time you or your users create an article or a category, by automatically creating a menu item! Kazaam! is an automatic menu manager. Just plug it in, turn it on and it’ll start working for you. Never spend your time creating a menu item again! Need more details? Here they are. This is a plugin that creates a menu, and automatically maintains it. You can see the menu in your Joomla menu manager, and use it exactly like any other menu. It is a tree menu, and it maintains your category and article tree structure perfectly in your new menu. You can select which categories you want to include in the menu, and whether you want to also automatically create menu items for articles. Your categories will be used as category blog menu items, and your articles will be used as single article menu items. Your new menu items will also take on your category or article parameters, such as whether they are published, are available to registered users, and so forth. Changes to your categories or articles will be instantly reflected in your Kazaam! menu. Kazaam! is built to save you time and effort – which you can use for things that really matter. We have just upgraded Kazaam! to be faster and more efficient than ever! If you use Kazaam! please leave a rating and a review at the Joomla extensions directory


Free | Shopping Cart | Barnaby Dixon
3 reviews
SalesPro is the professional choice for ecommerce on Joomla. With SalesPro you can: Open an online business in just 30 seconds. Try it out today to see how fast you can get started! Build outstanding product pages - no training required! Integrate your checkout seamlessly with Joomla Sell worldwide in 142 currencies Accept credit cards instantly with PayPal and BrainTree Manage your sales easily with powerful charts Give your customers more choice with product variants
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HTML 2 Articles

Barnaby Dixon
Last updated:
Feb 17 2015
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Paid download
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