Introduction

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.

Functionality
Over 300 articles and pages, and even images and pdfs imported in less than 3 seconds. Easy and clear process.
Ease of use
Very easy. Only a few simple and logical steps, each one explained side by side, great functionality.
Support
Not needed.
Documentation
Comes together with the plugin, and again explained in the plugin itself. Well, not needed, all is clear and logical.
Value for money
More value than money. 100% value.
I used this to: As the plugin is mentioned, for import hundreds of blogposts and pages from wordpress into joomla.
Just to mention: there is a new version 1.8, updated in 2017, and it also imports images and other files from the wp upload folder.
Functionality
I was able to migrate > 6,000 articles with categories from Wordpress to Joomla just as promised.
Ease of use
Easy Simply straightforward. Install, point to WP with auth... let er rip.
Support
Over the top. I encountered a few issues (there is no perfect solution.... I looked and tested.) They made it work.
Documentation
All that I needed is built into the interface.
Value for money
Worth much more.I would have paid more.
I used this to: Migrating a 5 year old WP news blog with 6000 articles... it did/they brought over what I needed. I was close to working with another full srv company but when the price went from $180 to $699. I figured I had to test this $25 option and brush up on my SQL skills. So Glad.
Functionality
Works like a charm. Just one error which was solved for me by the developer.
Ease of use
Very easy to convert Wordpress to Joomla.
Support
I had one error while converting. Contacted developer and my problem was solved within a few hours. Very good support!
Documentation
The few lines of documentation in the backend is all I needed to do the conversion.
Value for money
Very good value for money.
I used this to: Converting a Wordpress website to Joomla 3.4.8

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.
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JConverter

Version:
1.5
Developer:
Sopan Technologies
Last updated:
Oct 29 2015
Date added:
Oct 23 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
3
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