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J2XML ComponentPlugin

J2XML is an easy to use import/export solution for your Joomla!® 2.5+ powered website.

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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Reviews: 30
With this simple but amazing extension you can export individual articles or categories of articles from one site and then import them into another site, retaining article ID's if desired.

It does more things, but that's what I used it for. In my case, I imported articles from two different Joomla sites into a new site.

Even though the component is free there is support. I was confused about something and within hours the developer clarified what I needed to do in my case.

Needless to say I clicked on his paypal donation button and was happy to give him a donation -- for such a time saver. Without this component I would have spent countless hours -- and it took care of it all in minutes.

Reviews: 8
Man this was an absolute lifesaver in at least 5 customer-joomlas for me, I thank you so much for this great piece of code!

5 minutes and I had all my articles exported from old 2.5 site and imported in a fresh new 3.x site, saving all my articles and categories.

For users: if you have articles in the joomla archiv, dont forget to export them too.

After installation from the component there is an additional export button in the articles overview, select all articles, click export, you got an xml file, and import that in the new joomla with the same installed component, ready.

5 stars for you, thank you!
Reviews: 47
This one made is so simple to throw articles from one Joomla to other Joomla site.

I was able to move articles from multiple and selected categories to my new site in just few minutes.

Thank you again for such wonderful addition.
Reviews: 2
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. :)
Reviews: 1
I just wish it could export menus and extensions....
Reviews: 2
This wonderful extension encouraged me to export my articles from a migrated and problematic J1.5/2.5 website into a fresh installation of J3x.

The export/import feature of J2XML via xml files works fine. It maintains article IDs so that article links still work, sometimes after some adjustment. Unfortunately this is not the case with weblink IDs so that article embedded weblinks don't work anymore. I had to do some changes in the database to adjust weblink IDs.

The 'send' feature could be a really nice one. It allows a direct transfer of articles from one website to another. But in my case it was only possible to send two articles in one step. So I couldn't use it for a larger number of articles.

Some room for improvement is also in the documentation. It is quiet thin and difficult to find. I needed some experiments to find out how J2XML works.

Nevertheles, the most important thing is that J2XML makes it possible to transfer Joomla articles from one website to another. Since it is a free extension, it may take some time to improve the other things.
Reviews: 1
Thank you for your work!
The prosedure of import/export took 15 mins.
Reviews: 9
I've created a site starter with Joomla, JCE, XMAP, my article and configuration settings and my preferred Bootstrap Joomla templates (Joostrap, Joomlart), a few google fonts etc. It's a real timesaver - I can have a robust site up and running, ready for articles, in less than 15 minutes. I used upload my master, use Akeeba Kickstart to install, and go to work.
Rather than adding all the functions I wanted to three sites I was redesigning,I set up new masters to save time. I used J2XML to bring over the articles and FTP'd the image files.

It worked flawlessly and saved me a great deal of time.
Dave Burstein
Reviews: 2
in a few minutes I exported and imported articles, categories and users from Joomla 2.5.x to the new version 3.x.
Too bad that not even the export menu :-(
Reviews: 35
After hitting too many obstacles completing a j2.5 to j3 migration (the site had once been j1.5) I turned to this gem. In five minutes, I had all my content ported over. Donation ware so you can use it free - but I donated a few bucks for this colossal time saver. Plus, my sanity is restored.

All the stars in the galaxy for this one.
Reviews: 4
This is such a wonderful component that helped me soooo much in moving my articles in Joomla 1.5 to 2.5!

Thanks and keep you great work!!
Reviews: 5
Installed, exported and imported in one minute, this extension save me minimum 4 or 5 hours of copy paste articles and its completely free !!! Excellent work!
Reviews: 3
Easy to use and it works. I think the documentation could be more complete but the developer gave me an incredible and fast support. So if u use J2XML u should also donate the developer not a glass of wine but a full bottle.
Reviews: 12
I had 65,000 users and thousands of articles to migrate. This software did the trick, sending everything from the live site to the dev site. The one problem I had was the s/w would stop on errors instead of just logging and continuing. Still, it saved me a lot of time and $$

If it worked for K2 it would be perfect but I give it 5 stars because it's FREE.
Reviews: 4
Love it. Got few issues regarding formatting cells while importing/exporting. Otherwise its nice.
Reviews: 4
This is really an amazing extension (once you get it working).

It does wonders and I was able to shuffle content from J2.5 to J3.x in no time.

The steps to install are also really simple once you figure it out. It would be helpful if the installation procedure was explained in the download section in 3-4 lines.

Still an amazing result!
Reviews: 18
Never was there any other Joomla tool that saved me so much time! I've used it before to migrate 1.5 sites, and I was very happy to see that there's one now for 2.5 +. Thanks a bunch and keep up the good work. I will make a donation!
Reviews: 106
I've used this tool quite a few times for migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 1.7. Again from Joomla 2.5 to 3.1. Then used it for saving my content from a hacked site. This tool has saved me a lot of work. This extension cuts out a lot of the disk in manually importing and exporting article data with their proper owners/categories.
Reviews: 5
I had to migrate a website from 1.5 to Joomla 3.x . Thanks to this component, migrating all my articles was so easy.
Don't forget to preserve the ID's (it's in the settings): it makes other things, like migrating comments, much easier.
Reviews: 3
Very easy to set-up and use. I transfered 100s of articles from different categories in a 2.5 site to new categories in a 3.1 site without any problem. The trick is to transfer content one category at a time if you need content to go in specific places. Very happy with how much work I've saved. Thanks to the developer.
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