This tutorial will show you how to migrate a Joomla 1.5 site to WordPress 3.1.
We're going to do this with an existing Joomla site and a brand-new WordPress site.
There are two things to note before we start:
Delete All Existing WordPress Content
First we need to make room in order to import all our Joomla articles. So, even though we're starting with a brand-new WordPress site, we need to make sure that all existing content is deleted:
Go to the Posts tab and delete all the all existing posts.
Go to the Posts >> Categories tab and delete all the all existing categories.
Go to the Pages tab and delete all the all existing pages.
Install Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator
Go to the Plugins tab and search for the "Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator". That is the plugin we're going to use to move our articles to WordPress. Install and activate that plugin.
You'll find the settings for the Joomla/Mambo To WordPress Migrator by going to the Settings >> Joomla2WP tab.
Enter all of the database information for your Joomla and WordPress sites. If you don't know what it is, you can visit your files and take the information from Joomla's configuration.php and WordPress' wp-config.php.
It's important to note that there is only room for one login here. Joomla2WP requires that both site been on the same server, but normally they will have different logins. You'll need to go to your hosting account and either give your "MySQL Server User" access to both the Joomla and WordPress databases.
If everything has gone smoothly, Joomla2WP will list of all the categories it has moved and it will show a "Migration done" message. Visit the front of your site and you should see all of your Joomla articles now converted to WordPress posts:
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