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J2XML Importer is the easy way to migrate contents from Joomla!® 1.5 to 1.7+.

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You have to export the contents from Joomla!® 1.5 using J2XML and then import into Joomla!® 1.7+ web site using J2XML Importer.

* import articles (keep ids)
* import categories/sections
* import users (keep ids)
* import images
* import weblinks

This is my first time reviewing anything in any depth, but as the director of a start-up, all volunteer non-profit, I discovered J2XML at a desperate time. Our J1.5 site was mercilessly hacked and needed to migrate to get back online. J2XML was the only product we could find (and afford), so we decided to test it out.

I was skeptical. I've used highly rated free apps, most fail to deliver. Those that do often don't do so uniformly. I was THRILLED when it turned out J2XML was a rare exceptional exception. Kudos Eshiol(?)... no, just looked it up - Kudos, Helios Ciancio!

In short, J2XML made migration of content from J1.5 to 3.3 quite easy and instructions were easy to follow. I have yet to encounter a donation-requested-not-mandated (free) app of this high quality and was highly impressed by the developers commitment to excellence. Frankly, I was also very moved by the (your) generous sharing of hard work, without expectation of anything in return, given the few if any freely shared Joomla migration apps made available.

With that said, J2XML doesn't do everything for you, nor does it claim to.

For our NGO, the migration process has stalled for lack of expertise in customizing Jv.3 templates to match our Jv1.5. So, depending on your needs, your level of expertise and/or free time, you may find yourself in the same boat. It may be that there's an app out there that can do it, for a fee, but I'm under the impression the paid apps do not substantially differ in function from J2XML.

While an app capable of seeing the remainder of the process would have been ideal, the limited scope of the app in no way diminishes the quality of this developers' work. We've made it 3/4 of the way there, which means less funds going to a professional to get our site live again... So, THANK YOU for your help and THANK YOU on behalf of our community - families and the children who've been abused in residential and rehabilitation centers. :)

I had an old joomla 1.5+ website which I had been avoiding migrating as it had hundreds of articles. The J2XML was easy to use and worked perfectly. It even imports the categories to the new joomla 2.5 website! All alias creator names and dates all kept. Brilliant and even better, its free! A great timesaver.

I have tried many extensions to migrate from Joomla! 1.5 to 2.5. They worked. But J2XML is the best. It has saved me a lot of hours of work and works like a charm (but you must not forget to enable plugins... ;) )

I tried import articles of the website 2.5.14 for my localhost but not work.

Message: File format unknown. Impossible to import file.

Not found any information about this error.

Works 100% Perfect

Posted on 02 August 2013

This component works perfectly. I imported articles from a Joomla 1.5 installation to 2.5 in minutes. BIG thank you to the developers.

This is a perfect tool to migrate, and verry fast support by the developper.

A big thank you !

You're component saved my bacon. I have a large database of users and many custom database fields in the users table. Unfortunately when I used other tools i couldn't migrate my data from 1.5 to JV3, others just don't work, but your Component is brilliant!

I just added support for some of my custom fields in your code and bingo, done.

thanks again! I will make a donation too!!


It works!!

Posted on 13 April 2013

I was able to transfer all my articles from old 1.5 to fresh install of 3.0. I did run into problems with xml file being to large, so I had to copy images manually, not a problem really (it worked without having to edit a single article).

I would love to see option to import xml file directly from the server (to avoid timeouts).

Great work


Import expor very easy

Posted on 21 March 2013

A very useful and simple application, I've export my users from Joomla 1.5 ad export to 2.5 in five minutes.

Thanks for the good application.

in my site migration from joomla 1.5 to 2 the most important feature that i needed was keeping content ID (because comments on articles)

and this component gave it to me :)



Free | Data Import & Export | Helios Ciancio
2.5 3
87 reviews
J2XML is an easy to use import/export solution for your Joomla!® 2.5+ powered website. Features: Export articles, users and weblinks to an xml file. Import articles, users and weblinks from an xml file (generated by J2XML) Send articles, users and weblinks to another Joomla! 2.5+ site. CLI (command line interface)
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J2XML Wordpress Importer

J2XML Wordpress Importer

Free | Extensions Specific Non-sorted | Helios Ciancio
1 review
J2XML Wordpress Importer is a plugin for J2XML 3 which allows you to import posts and categories from a WordPress export file. Please install the main app 'J2XML 3' before importing WordPress data. Requires J2XML 3.1.rc2 or above.
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J2XML Set images

Free | Data Import & Export | Helios Ciancio
2.5 3
0 reviews
Set the intro image and the full article image to articles imported via J2XML or any other way. This plugin allows you to use the first image of the intro text as the intro image, and the first image of full text or intro text as the full article image. You can also set the fields caption, alt and float. Features + Set the intro image and the full article image to articles imported via J2XML. + Import or remove external and embedded images.
J2XML Grab Images

J2XML Grab Images

Free | Data Import & Export | Helios Ciancio
0 reviews
This plugin makes local copies of all the remote/external images in a transparent manner to the user. When an article is saved, it will fetch all remote/external images that is referenced and upload them to your site.

J2XML Importer

Helios Ciancio
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
Uses updater:
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