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Transferring content from a static site

5 years 7 months ago #123201 by savethefrogs
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Hi,
I need to start bringing content over from www.savethefrogs.com (Dreamweaver) to www.savethefrogs2.com (Joomla). I plan to gather all my media files and upload them via JCE image manager.

How should I bring the content in? Do I need to copy each article into notepad and paste in the codefree text then add in links and images, or is there an easier way?
Thanks!
Kerry

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5 years 7 months ago #123214 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Transferring content from a static site
Hi Kerry,

There is an extension that can help you to transfer your content: www.ostraining.com/blog/joomla/html2articles/

Let us know if worked as you expected

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Valentín

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5 years 7 months ago #123224 by savethefrogs
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Hi Valentin,
I own HTML2Articles and am actually the one who requested you all review it. However, when I tested it last year it was kind of a mess. Given that my Joomla site is going to be organized much differently than my old site, I figured I would port in content slowly but surely, the old-fashioned way. I may test out HTML2Articles again, but as far as moving content manually goes, what is the best way to do that?
Thanks!

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5 years 7 months ago #123225 by Valentin
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First, you need to be familiar with HTML to extract the portion of the content you need from each static page, in order to port into a Joomla article. It can be done manually also.

May you give me an example page from your static site, so I can provide you a better advice on how to extract that page and save it as an article in Joomla.

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5 years 7 months ago #123229 by savethefrogs
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Hi Valentin, You could take pretty much any page at www.savethefrogs.com as an example as it will all be coming in.
Here's one:
www.savethefrogs.com/day/2013

You'll notice that many of that site's pages are very long. I will be breaking the content into shorter length articles. I am assuming my choices are to click and drag over the content and paste into Joomla or to put all the text into notepad and then create articles in Joomla and re-link the links and add the images.

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5 years 7 months ago #123231 by Valentin
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Extract the HTML content from the right column labeled as "Save The Frogs Day 2013 Events Listing" and paste it in a new Joomla article.

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5 years 7 months ago #123242 by savethefrogs
Replied by savethefrogs on topic Transferring content from a static site
Thanks Valentin,
When I go to the dreamweaver page and view the code, I can copy that and paste into the Joomla article and a lot of the formatting is maintained. Then I need only fix up the image paths and re-do the links....

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5 years 7 months ago #123252 by Valentin
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That's correct!

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