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UPDATE (Oct, 2014): JConverter 1.5 supports import of images from Wordpress to Joomla. It also supports importing same URL alias from Wordpress in Joomla so you can keep same URL in new site with minimal changes.

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UPDATE (Jan, 2014): JConverter 1.4 supports importing comments from JComments for 3.x version now.

UPDATE (Sep, 2013): JConverter now Joomla 3.x compatible and is available as part of the JConverter download package. Please note that 3.x compatible version does not support import of comments from Wordpress since JComments is not yet compatible with 3.x.

JConverter is now 2.5 compatible with many bug fixes and some awesome new features. Here are some new features added in 2.5 version.

1) Supports importing nested categories from wordpress.
2) Associates posts with categories in Joomla after imports.
3) Supports JComments integration for importing comments.
4) Supports setting a new password for users while importing users.

As the name suggests, JConverter allows you to convert your WordPress blog into a Joomla site. It can import users, blog posts, categories, pages and even links from your WordPress blog to Joomla.

It's very easy to use. Just install it, select the options you want to imports from WordPress and click on "Start Conversion". It queries the WordPress database for blog posts, pages, users, links and categories and converts them to Joomla format. All in just one click.

This is BETA release and there are some new features planned in future. As of now, there are certain limitations of JConverter which you can find under configuration panel of component.

IMPORTANT : Though you can import your WordPress site in an existing Joomla site, it's ideal for creating a fresh Joomla site from an existing Wordpress site. In such case, install the latest Joomla version WITHOUT SAMPLE DATA, install JConverter, provide the configuration details and import.

This extension is built on top of mtwMigrator to avoid reinventing the wheel since it was very close to what was needed for JConverter. Thanks to Matias Aguirre for building such a useful extension.


Great extension!


Posted on 18 September 2014

Bought the extension yesterday after reading positive reviews and it indeed is a fine extension. It took me just a few minutes to convert my wordpress site with 400+ posts to joomla and so far things look fine with my new joomla site. Highly recommended extension.


Suprized & Amazed me...


Posted on 24 August 2014

Used on Joomla 3.3.3



I had a WordPress site with around 620 articles and 12 categories. I was really unhappy with the WordPress performance; even afer trying all tuning, the performance was laziest and was turning me down. When I decided to turn back to my Good Old Joomla, was worried how to all my articles and categories in joomla as articles. This component came in my way while searching; I brought i soon after reading the claims.



I entered the configuration information and clicked on "convert" and at a blink of an eye, it came up with a message that its all done, WHAT!!! did I say blink of an eye, YES!! it was just like loading a page of just another site.



Love you guys, keep up the great work.



Regards,

Syed Hussaini


Super easy to use


Posted on 25 November 2013

I maked at first the mistake to use a bad database so was not happy but it was all my fault. With the good database it was just a few seconds work!


As soon as you get the right infos about your WP database, this component works great.

I've really appreciated :

- Works fast

- No bug

- You know right at the import what has worked and what has not, so you can fix it.

- Articles look great right after the import

- Picture came with absolute URL inside articles. Great cause all your images show up. I guess I'll just have to move my "upload" folder to the new server when I'll redirect the old URL toward new hosting.



Could be better :

- Creation date of articles didn't come with articles. So they're now all from the same date

- Real lack of documentation to make it work. I'm not a pro of databases and I couldn't manage JConverter for a week cause my WP database was hosted somewhere else than my Joomla website... This should be the first step to tell for beginners (like me!)

Also, "help" page is empty...



But great component anyway, I recommend it strongly !


I was surprised at how effortlessly this component worked.



As others have written, it would be nice if 1) there was 2.5 version of the component and 2) it was able to read line breaks in Wordpress as the start and finish of paragraphs. The component also seems to input all tags as categories, which can be very cumbersome to deal with in Joomla. Eventually, I reconverted without importing my categories as I only had three (but tons of tags that I didn't need imported).



I also wondered to myself why the option to import comments is only available with a commercial Joomla comment component (Azrul's JomComment).



Here's what I did to end up with a pristine Joomla 2.5 conversion of my Wordpress blog.



1. I installed Joomla 1.5 and then this component, JConverter, and JomComment for 1.5 (fortunately, I had purchased a copy of this component some time ago).



2. Ran JConverter and imported users, posts, and comments only.



3. Installed JComments and then imported the comments from JomComments to JComments.



4. Uninstalled JConverter and JomComments.



5. Installed com_Jupgrade2.5.2 and converted the database from 1.5 to 2.5.2.



6. Installed version 2.5 of JComments and checked to see that the comments were still there (they were).



7. Copied all custom HTML from Wordpress to my Joomla template.css file.



8. You will need to copy and overwrite all articles from Wordpress into Joomla in order to redefine paragraphs UNLESS you have hard-coded HTML into your Wordpress articles (I had actually done so out of force of habit with many articles).



The process is cumbersome but, after two to three hours, I ended up with pristine Joomla 2.5 version of my former Wordpress blog. Not bad.



This component needs some tweaking and further development but when you consider that it's free and basically does what it says, that's a lot more than I can say for even some of the most expensive components on the market today.



Kudos and thanks to the developer.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your feedback. We are working on a 2.5 native version of JConverter with support for a free comments Joomla extension instead of JomComment.

OMG! After I figured out how to use this, it was so fast I thought it had failed. In fact, you'll get an error message that it failed but check your articles and they'll be there. 1) If the WP database is on a different server, export it and import it into a new DB on your server. 2) Install the component on your Joomla site. 3) Open JConverter under Components and enter settings for your new WP database in JConverter's Global Configuration. 4) Hit Start Conversion! Laugh your head off because you're done. I didn't set it to import categories so I still have to do that but ALL my posts and pages are in my Joomla articles. Kudos to SopanTech for an excellent extension. Please send these guys a few bucks after you see how much time they save you.

Owner's reply: Glad to hear you found JConverter useful.

Works out of the box!


Posted on 27 October 2011

This extension just made my migration so much easier! Thanks so much.



Easy to use, very fast, does exactly what it says. Had to do a little pruning of posts after but that was the worst of it.



fyi - I used it successfully to import posts from wordpress to joomla and then used the k2 import tool to get them into k2


Thanks for this wonderful extension. Withing about 10 minutes I have managed to export my Wordpress posts and pages to a Joomla 1.5 install. Now to just get those posts transfered to my 1.6 version.



Many, Many Thanks.


Lazy extension


Posted on 25 April 2011

I installed this component as I wanted to import seven Wordpress blogs (most with of them. No explanations, no error messages, and also no support on the website.



After reading the other reviews' comments about formatting, I've checked a few of the posts, and while line breaks seem to be fine, the rest of the formatting seems to be a bit hit and miss.



Really disappointed in this component.


This is a phenomenal product. I had to create a new Joomla site on the same server as the old wordpress site, but that was more the hosting providers fault.



This product worked great, and converted 1,800 articles in a snap. Do not know what I would have done without it.

Google AJAX RSS

Free | Social Display | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
89
21 reviews
[2.5 and 3.0 version now available FREE of cost] Google AJAX RSS module is based on Google AJAX API and displays RSS feeds using AJAX in a slideshow format. You can use the following styles to display your RSS feeds. In most of the case default style is suitable. Vertical Stacked (Default and Recommended) Vertical (No stacking of feeds) Horizontal In latest version (1.1), you can also control the CSS to some extent from module and number of feeds has been made configurable from module settings. If you are using the module in left, right or similar position then use any of the vertical positions. In wide positions like header positions, you may want to try the horizontal position. Tip: Works and looks best when used within full width article using loadposition directive.
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Sexy Social Bar

Sexy Social Bar

Free | Social Presence | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
86
2 reviews
Sexy Social Bar module is a stylish way of showing your social media profiles to your website visitors. You can publish the module on either left or right side of the module and selected profile slides in and out in a stylish manner with jQuery effects. IMPORTANT: Module needs to be published on "debug" position. Module supports the following social media profiles/links. AIM Behance Digg Dribble Evernote Facebook Flickr Forrst Google+ Github Last FM LinkedIn Paypal RSS feed ShareThis Skype Tumblr Twitter Vimeo Wordpress Yahoo YouTube Zerply
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Simple Responsive Image Gallery

Simple Responsive Image Gallery

Free | Galleries | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
73
1 review
Update (7th May, 2014) - Fixed couple of issues Simple responsive image gallery is a really simple, lightweight and fully responsive image gallery based on leastjs from Kamil Czujowski. There is almost zero configuration and it works out of the box. Just select the images folder and you're good to go. It automatically generates thumbnails for all images present under selected folder to avoid HTML scaling of images. It also supports retina/HiDPI images display. To use the HiDPI/Retina device support, you need all images in double (2x) size. Default size for thumbnails is 240px x 150px and for fullscreen 960px x 600px. It’s 480px x 300px for thumbnails and 1920px x 1200px for fullscreen images.
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Ajax Slideshow

Ajax Slideshow

Free | Social Media | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
0
2 reviews
This module shows images from your Picasa, Flickr, PhotoBucket and virtually any media feed supported site accounts to directly in your Joomla site in a beautiful slideshow, powered by AJAX. Users have the option to play, pause, forward and go back options in slideshow. There are other advanced options available for scaling the image, controlling the size of slideshow along with few others. In latest version (1.1), added an option to limit the number of images in slideshow (default 20)
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Frontpage Carousel

Frontpage Carousel

Free | Articles Display | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
Frontpage Carousel shows your articles in a nice carousel view. Just configure the settings and let it rest the work for you. It's perfect to showcase or highlight important articles on your site. It's based on Mootools library. We thank the TemplatePlazza team as this module uses some code from their popular Mini Frontpage module.
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YouTube Video List

YouTube Video List

Free | Social Media | Sopan Technologies
2.5 3
Score:
0
0 reviews
YouTube list module allows you to show selected Youtube videos in a list/dropdown format. Users can select the video they want to watch. This is ideal for showing related videos on your Joomla site. For example, you may want to show videos related to a specific event. Possibilities are endless and this module will be a good value add to your website, if you are planning to use videos on your website. The description parameter of the module accepts BB code(Bulletin Board Code) which is quite common in forums. Using BB code, you can give an appealing touch to the module looks.
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JConverter

Version:
1.5
Developer:
Sopan Technologies
Date added:
Oct 23 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
2.5 3
Download DemoNot available SupportNot available Documentation
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